Best of Boston

1998 Best Art Gallery

Bernard Toale

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 to leave in April because of an outrageous rent hike, all but Toale went across the street to 14 Newbury Street. He boldly chose to move to the South End, adding his adventurous style to a handful of galleries that are trying to turn this area into Boston’s version of SoHo.

450 Harrison Ave., Boston, 617-482-2477,