Best of Boston

Best Art Gallery, West

2005 Best Art Gallery

Gallery Naga

Boston
Arthur Dion’s eclectic, electric Gallery Naga has become an art lover’s Newbury Street staple. Set in a neo-Gothic stone church, the gallery showcases contemporary prints, […] read more»
2002 Best Art Gallery

Bernard Toale Gallery

Boston
The burgeoning SOWA (South of Washington) district is now a must-see destination, thanks in no small part to Bernie Toale. Toale’s gallery has been a […] read more»
2001 Best Art Gallery

Barbara Krakow

Boston
Known far and wide as Boston’s “mini MoMA,” the Krakow is Ground Zero for emerging contemporary art. The gallery’s owners consistently go out of their […] read more»
2000 Best Art Gallery

Childs Gallery

Boston
Since 1937 Childs has been a flagship of Boston’s fine art market. Specializing in pre-World War II American and European paintings, prints, drawings, and sculpture, […] read more»
1999 Best Art Gallery

Bernard Toale Gallery

Boston
The gallery moved last year from its swank Newbury Street location to a more intimate South End setting. Toale’s edginess is more than topographical however: […] read more»
1998 Best Art Gallery

Bernard Toale

Boston
Toale wins this year not just for his keen eye but for his moxie. When all five gallery owners at 11 Newbury Street were forced […] read more»
1997 Best Art Gallery

MIT List Visual Arts Center

Cambridge
About every eight weeks, from September to June, the LVAC shows innovative, provocative contemporary work in all media by established and emerging artists, including the […] read more»
1995 Best Art Gallery, City

Nina Nielsen

Boston
Nielsen brings Boston the most painterly painters, including New York abstractionist John Walker. read more»
1995 Best Art Gallery, Suburban

The Chapel Gallery

West Newton
This gallery is a collaborative of contemporary sculptors turning out consistently fine work in a converted old Newton church. read more»
1993 Best Art Gallery, Development

This year’s clustering of new and relocated galleries in the first block of Newbury Street, where they might actually attract some browsers able to buy. […] read more»
1993 Best Art Gallery, Experimental

The Space Gallery

Boston
Because it is a nonprofit, the Space has the courage to harbor exhibits it doesn’t need to sell. Visitors, therefore, get an artist’s conception unshackled. read more»
1992 Best Art Gallery, Traditional

Vose Galleries

Boston
Vose has been in the same family for five generations, for more than a century and a half. It has a right to be snooty […] read more»
1992 Best Art Gallery, Contemporary

Thomas Segal

Boston
Segal’s shows are eclectic and fine. He’s bringing international artists to town, and he continues to show New England’s best. read more»
1988 Best Art Gallery, Alternative

The Space

Boston
What the Space lacks in Newbury Street glitz it makes up for vision. Founder Stella MacGregor says her gallery is in “the south end of […] read more»