The Kitchen, Shainman, ZieherSmith, Printed Matter Reopen

West 20th Street earlier today. (Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

Today started out with some bad news about Chelsea: AXA Insurance reported that its gallery customers in the neighborhood lost at least $40 million worth of art as a result of Hurricane Sandy. But now there is decidedly more positive news: more galleries are reopening. ZieherSmith and Jack Shainman, which are both on hard-hit 20th Street, said today that they’ll reopen for business tomorrow.

And there’s even more good news: the Kitchen, which is on 19th Street and suffered damages that are expected to total around half a million dollars, is finally opening its planned Matt Keegan and Eileen Quinlan exhibition tomorrow in its second-floor gallery space. It had originally planned to open the show on Halloween. (Its first-floor performance space remains closed.) The reception for the show will take place this Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. There are also yoga classes involved. Full details below:

Two free yoga classes will be held on Thursday, November 29 in the gallery: prenatal at 10:00 A.M. and restorative at 6:00 P.M. Classes are private (gallery closed) and availability is limited (10 spots each). Reserve in advance by emailing

Also, Printed Matter, whose basement flooded, is once again open for business. The Kitchen, Shainman, ZieherSmith, Printed Matter Reopen