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BEST Art Gallery

1988 BEST Art Gallery, City

Mario Diacono Gallery


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 of Italian neoexpressionists Francesco Clemente and Enzo Cucchi and New York painters Eric Fischl, Julian… read more»

1988 BEST Art Gallery, Suburban

Wendell Street Gallery


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 them Bryan McFarlane, Robert Freeman, Romare Bearden, and Edward McCluney. read more»

1985 BEST Art Gallery

Barbara Krakow Gallery


Krakow’s consistency, quality, and business savvy make her the hands-down winner. read more»

1985 BEST Art Gallery, Suburban

Clark Gallery


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


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


Nina Nielsen’s vision is unique, and she has stuck with it. read more»

1984 BEST Art Gallery, Avant-Garde

Basement Gallery


Challenging work in the best of the alternative spaces. read more»

1984 BEST Art Gallery, Suburban

Chapel Gallery


Nonprofit, committee-run. Socialism succeeds in the arts. read more»

1984 BEST Art Gallery, Cambridge

Van Buren Gallery


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1983 BEST Art Gallery, In Town

Thomas Segal Gallery


For its risky decision to open a new space in Jamaica Plain for large installations. read more»