Best of Boston

Best Art Gallery

2017 Best Art Gallery

Gallery Naga

Boston
There’s always something that catches our eye at this contemporary gallery inside the Back Bay’s Church of the Covenant. Now celebrating its 40th year, Naga […] read more»
2016 Best Art Gallery

Carroll and Sons

Boston
Every time we walk into this avant-garde Harrison Avenue gallery, we fall in love with yet another up-and-coming video artist, painter, or sculptor. read more»
2015 Best Art Gallery

Gallery Kayafas

Boston
Owner Arlette Kayafas’s gallery represents a broad cross-section of Boston art. There are works from established local icons—Jules Aarons’s photos of the old West End, […] read more»
2014 Best Art Gallery

Steven Zevitas Gallery

Boston
The best galleries have a knack for spotting cool things early. In recent years, the Harrison Avenue space featured Andrew Masullo’s cartoony paintings before he […] read more»
2013 Best Art Gallery

LaMontagne Gallery

South Boston
The new South Boston, recently referred to as “SoBo” by the New York Times, may eventually earn such a sobriquet around town thanks to relative […] read more»
2013 Best Art Gallery, Photography

Gallery Kayafas

Boston
Unsettling, luscious, provocative—fine-art photography should be all of these things. Gallery Kayafas, a loftlike space in SoWa, showcases work of precisely this sort, with a […] read more»
2012 Best Art Gallery

Barbara Krakow Gallery

Boston
When the MFA has an Alex Katz retro-spective, this Newbury Street gallery has the clout to run its own Katz portraiture show at the same […] read more»
2012 Best Art Gallery, Photography

Robert Klein Gallery

Boston
Few Boston galleries can claim to have an international following, but this small fourth-floor boutique on Newbury Street is a big-league player. When Robert Klein […] read more»
2011 Best Art Gallery

Barbara Krakow Gallery

Boston
Buckminster Fuller architectural prints. Richard Serra silkscreens. Works by Jenny Holzer, Bruce Nauman, Tara Donovan, and Ellsworth Kelly. Over the past 12 months, all have […] read more»
2011 Best Art Gallery, Photography

Robert Klein Gallery

Boston
Since 1980, owner Robert Klein has been quietly amassing fine-art photography and selling to major collectors. He carries work by the likes of Ansel Adams, […] read more»
2011 Best Art Gallery, West

Clark Gallery

Lincoln
Since taking over in 2008, photographer Dana Salvo and artist Dawn Southworth have continued this gallery’s effort to present contemporary works through intriguingly themed shows […] read more»
2010 Best Art Gallery

Lanoue Fine Art

Boston
Local masterpiece-mongers tend to deal in one of two extremes: jejune still-lifes geared to designers who spruce up Back Bay sunrooms, or sprawling esoterica that […] read more»
2006 Best Art Gallery, North

Alpers Fine Art

Andover
Owner Peter Alpers of six-year-old Alpers Fine Art sells paintings on a variety of backdrops (canvas, wood, Plexiglas) by an impressive stable of established artists […] read more»
2006 Best Art Gallery

Bernard Toale Gallery

Boston
Veteran art dealer Bernard Toale, formerly based in the Back Bay, relocated to Harrison Avenue back when SoWa was just a gleam in ambitious real […] read more»
2006 Best Art Gallery, South

Sparrow House

Plymouth
The 17th and 21st centuries merge seamlessly in this part-museum, part-gallery that sits inside a Colonial-era landmark. Three times each season, Sparrow House holds free […] read more»