Best of Boston

Best Art Gallery

2021 Best Art Gallery

Krakow Witkin Gallery

Back Bay
A stalwart in Boston since 1959, the gallery managed to not just survive but thrive this past year thanks to live and online shows that [...] read more»
2020 Best Art Gallery

Fort Point Arts Community

Pricey condos and global corporations may now dominate the Fort Point landscape, but this nonprofit’s commitment to the neighborhood’s long-standing arts scene remains just as [...] read more»
2019 Best Art Gallery

Fountain Street

A relatively new player in the SoWa arts district—they relocated in 2017 after six years in Framingham—the Fountain Street team not only champions contemporary arts, [...] read more»
2018 Best Art Gallery

Copley Society of Art

A nurturing home for local art students and established professionals alike since its founding in 1879, this Newbury Street gallery/nonprofit displays works ranging from the [...] read more»
2017 Best Art Gallery

Gallery Naga

There's always something that catches our eye at this contemporary gallery inside the Back Bay's Church of the Covenant. Now celebrating its 40th year, Naga [...] read more»
2016 Best Art Gallery

Carroll and Sons

Every time we walk into this avant-garde Harrison Avenue gallery, we fall in love with yet another up-and-coming video artist, painter, or sculptor. read more»
2015 Best Art Gallery

Gallery Kayafas

Owner Arlette Kayafas's gallery represents a broad cross-section of Boston art. There are works from established local icons—Jules Aarons's photos of the old West End, [...] read more»
2014 Best Art Gallery

Steven Zevitas Gallery

The best galleries have a knack for spotting cool things early. In recent years, the Harrison Avenue space featured Andrew Masullo’s cartoony paintings before he [...] read more»
2013 Best Art Gallery

LaMontagne Gallery

South Boston
The new South Boston, recently referred to as "SoBo" by the New York Times, may eventually earn such a sobriquet around town thanks to relative [...] read more»
2013 Best Art Gallery, Photography

Gallery Kayafas

Unsettling, luscious, provocative—fine-art photography should be all of these things. Gallery Kayafas, a loftlike space in SoWa, showcases work of precisely this sort, with a [...] read more»
2012 Best Art Gallery

Barbara Krakow Gallery

When the MFA has an Alex Katz retro-spective, this Newbury Street gallery has the clout to run its own Katz portraiture show at the same [...] read more»
2012 Best Art Gallery, Photography

Robert Klein Gallery

Few Boston galleries can claim to have an international following, but this small fourth-floor boutique on Newbury Street is a big-league player. When Robert Klein [...] read more»
2011 Best Art Gallery

Barbara Krakow Gallery

Buckminster Fuller architectural prints. Richard Serra silkscreens. Works by Jenny Holzer, Bruce Nauman, Tara Donovan, and Ellsworth Kelly. Over the past 12 months, all have [...] read more»
2011 Best Art Gallery, Photography

Robert Klein Gallery

Since 1980, owner Robert Klein has been quietly amassing fine-art photography and selling to major collectors. He carries work by the likes of Ansel Adams, [...] read more»
2011 Best Art Gallery, West

Clark Gallery

Since taking over in 2008, photographer Dana Salvo and artist Dawn Southworth have continued this gallery's effort to present contemporary works through intriguingly themed shows [...] read more»