10 Great Art Galleries That Aren’t in Chelsea

August 8, 2015

  1. Luhring Augustine Gallery: Located in Bushwick, Brooklyn. While this gallery was founded in Chelsea and still has a gallery in the area, Luhring Augustine was one of the first major galleries to expand beyond the boundaries of Manhattan in 2012. The Brooklyn space, just off the Morgan L stop, is known for large-scale installations.

  2. Fisher Landau Center for Art: Located in Long Island City, Queens. This LIC gallery is quite the unique space. It is situated in a former parachute harness factory and displays the collection of 94-year-old Emily Fisher Landau. You can see pieces on permanent display as well as temporary exhibitions from the collection.

  3. On Stellar Rays: Located on the Lower East Side. Opening in 2008 just before the economic downturn, this gallery has persisted in displaying unique works by new and emerging contemporary artists. 

  4. Pioneer Works: Located in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Housed in a reclaimed former iron works factory, Pioneer Works Center for Arts and Innovation is a non-profit that provides education and a residency program for up and coming artists. Exhibitions typically display works by the artists in residence.

  5. Microscope Gallery: Located in Bushwick, Brooklyn. The focus of this gallery is to bridge the gap between traditional galleries and screening or performance venues. Their exhibitions feature works of moving image, sound, digital, and performance arts. Microscope Gallery also hosts weekly events, including screenings, performances, and lectures.

  6. Art Gotham: Located in SoHo. Though originally established in Chelsea, the Art Gotham Gallery where they have since been displaying works of emerging contemporary artists who work in a variety of medias. They also offer consulting services to corporate and private collectors to help them find the best works from budding artists.

  7. Maccarone: Located in the West Village. The Maccarone Gallery, founded by a former director of Luhring Augustine, the gallery was one of the first to display in Chinatown before moving to their current location. The space exhibits a wide variety of contemporary art.

  8. Christopher Henry: Located on the Lower East Side. Situated inside a stark white, renovated church, this gallery blooms with contemporary art, contrasting façade of the building. The art displayed often includes street art and the gallery enjoys mixing art, music, and design.

  9. Gavin Brown: Located in Harlem. This gallery has become known as one of the most unconventional New York galleries since it’s opening in 1994. Gavin Brown Gallery has done exhibitions featuring everything from performance art to sculpture.

  10. Mitchell-Innes & Nash: Located on the Upper East Side. Founded by Lucy Mitchell-Innes and David Nash, formerly of Sotheby’s, the gallery combines outstanding contemporary art and historical context. The gallery has show works from established 20th century such as Willem de Kooning, Kenneth Noland, and Roy Lichtenstein, to emerging contemporary artists.

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