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5 Art Galleries in Midtown Manhattan

Wednesday, June 11th, 2008

Planning a trip to New York to see the upcoming MoMa exhibition “Dalí: Painting and Film”? Is your stay in Manhattan motivated by your passion for modern art and desire to experience the Big Apple’s thriving art scene?

After visiting The Museum of Modern Art, why not browse the fantastic art galleries located close by? Here is a non-exhaustive list of galleries situated within walking distance of the MoMa, on 57th Street, West Midtown Manhattan.

1. Galerie St.Etienne

Direction: 24 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019

Founded in 1939, the Galerie St. Etienne is the oldest art gallery specializing in Self-Taught Art and Expressionism in the US. This Manhattan art gallery is divided into three areas: a space dedicated to Self-Taught and “Outsider” art including Art Brut material, an Austrian and German Expressionism collection including Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt pieces, and an area featuring art works by Contemporary artist Sue Coe.

Current exhibition: “Hope or Menace? Communism in Germany between the World Wars” (March 25th – June 13th, 2008)

2. DC Moore Gallery

Direction: 724 Fifth Avenue, at 57th Street, New York, NY 10019

Member of the Art Dealers Association of America, DC Moore Gallery specializes in 20th Century American contemporary art. This New York art gallery features art works by numerous contemporary painters and sculptors, as well as pieces by earlier 20th-Century artists who belong to various movements including American Modernism, Precisionism, Regionalism, Social Realism, Magic Realism and African American.

Current exhibition: “Roger Brown: The American Landscape” (May 1st – June 20th, 2008)

3. Marian Goodman Gallery

Direction: 24 West 57th Street New York, NY 10019

This Mahattan art gallery was inaugurated in 1977 with the first exhibition of Belgian filmmaker, poet and artist Marcel Broodthaers in the United States. Since that time, Marian Goodman Gallery New York has never stopped introducing European artists to American art lovers. Renovated by Gabellini associated in 1998, the gallery offers a 8,000 square-foot exhibition space in Midtown Manhattan and another one at 79, rue du Temple in Paris, France.

Upcoming exhibition: “Deep Comedy” (June 25th – July 30th, 2008)

4. Greenberg Van Dorn Gallery

Direction: 730 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10019

Greenberg Van Dorn Gallery specializes in modern and contemporary art. Since its opening in 1999, New York gallery has promoted the work of emerging artists along with Post-War and Contemporary masters. Member of The Art Dealers Association of America, Greenberg Van Dorn has a sister gallery in St.Louis, MI and represents ambitious young European and American artists whose work has been included in prestigious international art exhibitions such as Venice Biennale and Berlin Biennale.

Current Exhibition: “Richard Diebenkorn – Ocean Park Monotypes and Drawings” (May 9th – June 27th, 2008)

5. Garth Clark Gallery

Direction: 40 West 57th Street New York, NY 10019

Founded by Garth Clark and Mark Del Vecchio, Garth Clark Gallery New York is a member of Art Dealers Association of America and specializes in the buying and selling of contemporary and modern ceramic masterworks. Since 1983, this contemporary ceramic gallery in Manhattan has presented the work of the most significant 20th-Century American and European artists. There is another Garth Clark Gallery in Los Angeles, CA, just opposite the L.A. County Museum of Art.

Manhattan Hotel on 57th Street : Hotel Holiday Inn New York City

Photo of MoMa, New York originally posted by absolutewade

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  1. Aditya Foley says:
    June 15th, 2008 at 13:51

    I wish to go to New York and it was really great to read this posts. I’ll definitely look forward to read the rest of your experience.

  2. pauline ungar says:
    June 28th, 2008 at 13:40

    why this sum? I use venere when i go to france and Italy and love their sites.


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