Massachusetts’ art and craft galleries are as eclectic as the art itself. Boston’s SOWA district (South of Washington Street) is packed with galleries, artist studios, restaurants, and cafes. Catch the buzz at SOWA’s First Fridays when dozens of galleries swing open their doors.

The Massachusetts College of Art & Design is the nation’s first independent public art school. MassArt’s seven gallery spaces showcase work by internationally acclaimed artists and designers as well as emerging artists. The galleries also routinely feature work by MassArt students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

 MCLA Gallery 51, run by the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams, presents work from a wide range of emerging and mid-career contemporary artists. Just down the street, of course, is the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. Located on the campus of Phillips Academy, the Addison Gallery of American Art presents approximately twelve shows a year, both from its extensive collection of American art, and major traveling exhibitions.

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  • Giovanni DeCunto

    Boston

    Studio of nationally renown painter, Giovanni DeCunto. Exhibiting for acquistion original contemporary figurative and landscape paintings. more

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  • Grand Circle Gallery

    Boston

    Grand Circle Gallery offers travel-themed exhibits featuring vintage travel posters. The extensive poster collection focuses on the "Golden Age... more

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  • The Hidden Art Gallery

    Boston

    The Hidden Art Gallery is tucked away on the "Hill" behind the State House. Exhibits contemporary oil paintings... more

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  • Howard Yezerski Gallery

    Boston

    Contemporary Art Gallery in Boston's South End more

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  • Julesplace - Art Gallery

    Boston

    Art Gallery representing 75 mid-career contemporary artists from across United States. Specialized in residential and corporate art consulting. Serving greater Boston... more

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  • Kingston Gallery

    Boston

    Welcome to Kingston Gallery, an artist-run alternative space founded in 1982. The gallery is committed to showing the work of emerging... more

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  • Laconia Gallery

    Boston

    Laconia Gallery is dedicated to the promotion of the arts in the South End and the wider Boston area by... more

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  • Lanoue Fine Art

    Boston

    Situated on fashionable Newbury Street, Lanoue Fine Art offers a unique selection of contemporary art, specializing in mixed media, by... more

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  • Martin Lawrence Gallery

    Boston

    Art Gallery: Warhol, Francis, Picasso, Miro, Chagall, Dali and more... more

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  • The Mary Baker Eddy Library

    Boston

    The Mary Baker Eddy Library provides public access and context to original materials and educational experiences about Mary Baker Eddy's... more

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  • Robert Klein Gallery

    Boston

    The Robert Klein Gallery was established in 1980 and ranks among the world's most prestigious showrooms of fine art photography. The... more

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  • Samson

    Boston's Historic South End

    Samson creates and presents programs that explore the diversity of cultures and voices that continually shape contemporary art and ideas... more

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  • The Society of Arts and Crafts

    Boston

    Contemporary craft exhibition gallery and retail store. more

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  • Soprafina Gallery

    Boston

    Current exhibition: Lost Collection - New Paintings by Dmitri Cavander. more

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