Best of Boston

Best Art Gallery, Lobby

1988 Best Art Gallery, City

Mario Diacono Gallery

Boston
Diacono chooses quality over quantity. Exhibitions at his Fenway gallery rarely include more than a few works, but they are always good works, like those […] read more»
1988 Best Art Gallery, Suburban

Wendell Street Gallery

Cambridge
Since the gallery opened, 12 years ago, in Jane Shapiro’s home, it has shown dramatic oil paintings, watercolors, and prints by notable black artists, among […] read more»
1985 Best Art Gallery

Barbara Krakow Gallery

Boston
Krakow’s consistency, quality, and business savvy make her the hands-down winner. read more»
1985 Best Art Gallery, Suburban

Clark Gallery

Lincoln
Could easily be in New York City given the sophistication and consistency of the shows. read more»
1985 Best Art Gallery, Avant-Garde

Stux Galleries

Boston
The Bilzerian of the art community. We especially like the commitment to local artists even when they don’t sell. read more»
1984 Best Art Gallery

Nielsen Gallery

Boston
Nina Nielsen’s vision is unique, and she has stuck with it. read more»
1984 Best Art Gallery, Avant-Garde

Basement Gallery

Boston
Challenging work in the best of the alternative spaces. read more»
1984 Best Art Gallery, Suburban

Chapel Gallery

Newton
Nonprofit, committee-run. Socialism succeeds in the arts. read more»
1984 Best Art Gallery, Cambridge

Van Buren Gallery

Cambridge
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1983 Best Art Gallery, In Town

Thomas Segal Gallery

Boston
For its risky decision to open a new space in Jamaica Plain for large installations. read more»
1983 Best Art Gallery, Suburban

Clark Gallery

Lincoln
Fine taste, strong commitment to the best local work. read more»
1983 Best Art Gallery, Imitation SoHo Gallery

Stux Gallery

Boston
Fine space, stable avant-garde artists. read more»
1982 Best Art Gallery

Clark Gallery

Lincoln
Particularly effective in getting people to notice and buy local work. read more»
1982 Best Art Gallery, Noncommercial

Overland Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art

Boston
A shabby space, but innovative exhibits. read more»