Best of Boston

2011 Best Art Dealer

Barbara Cole Lee + Company

Lee—a collector herself—is something of a matchmaker, pairing great pieces with the right clients. She’s on first-name terms with top local galleries and artists, but will happily hit the road in search of the perfect painting or sculpture. Like all good yentas, she’s as much an educator as a connection-maker, giving her customers the confidence to buy what they like while developing their art savvy.

35 Fisher Ave., Brookline, 617-277-0351,