NEW YORKGabriela Palmieri, New York native and senior specialist of contemporary art, shares five of her favourite spots in and around town.

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Richard Serra
Torqued Ellipse II

A spectacular showcase of Minimalist, Conceptual and Post-Minimalist art, Dia:Beacon is a must-see on New York’s art circuit. The experience is as much about the vastness of the maze-like galleries on three levels as about the works themselves.

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The Surrey

This hotel’s convenient Upper East Side location is close to many important galleries, and its lounge décor – inspired by both fashion icon Coco Chanel and an elegant Art Deco sensibility – is where I love to settle into a banquette with a cocktail and converse with a client.

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The Highline

The Highline – a public park on old elevated train tracks – is a microcosm of the creativity and installations that go on around New York. Its proximity to the Chelsea galleries is an extra bonus.

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Sigmar Polke
Modern Art (Moderne Kunst)
The Museum of Modern Art

MoMA is a monthly destination for me and I am counting down the days for the first comprehensive retrospective of Sigmar Polke, whose irreverence to aesthetic conventionalism coupled with his unprecedented creative facility was a groundbreaking contribution to art history.

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The East Pole

Enjoy a farm-to-table meal uptown with a downtown vibe. Opened by the same owners as the Fat Radish, this restaurant always has a fantastic late-night crowd following art events.