Art is a beautiful form of expression; however, as vague and all-encompassing as that sounds, art galleries offer an avenue for art enthusiasts to closely observe and appreciate the body of works on display. Whether or not you are a professional art enthusiast, if you do find yourself in the Boston, Massachusetts, area, here are some art galleries you can visit to feed your art desire.
Quidley & Company Fine Art: If you are more inclined toward practical art — in other words, art that the layman can see, understand and appreciate — you might want to visit this gallery. Quidley & Company Fine Art focuses on contemporary realism and traditional representational paintings. Paintings exhibited here are by both American and international artists. It is located on the 5th floor of 38 Newbury Street, Boston, MA. You can usually find street parking in the area.
Iris Gallery: Located at 129 Newbury Street, Boston, MA. This second floor gallery showcases both paintings and photography by established and emerging artists alike. Iris gallery has great lighting to compliment the displays. They are open Monday – Saturday from 11:30 am to 5:30 pm. You can also visit by appointment.You can usually find street parking in the area.
Adelson Galleries: Located at 520 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA. Adelson Galleries is focused on contemporary art, and wishes to mainly exhibit the art of our times. With a very open layout, and good lighting, Adelson Galleries lets you immerse yourself in art from modern day artists without feeling cramped. This gallery is open from Wednesday to Sunday from 12 noon to 6 pm. Parking is at 500 and 540 Harrison Avenue.
Boston Sculptors Gallery: This gallery as the name implies, focuses on showcasing sculptured art. Sculptures exhibited are by its currently 36 sculptor members. This gallery has been in the area for twenty years, so it is a familiar fixture. Boston Sculptors Gallery is at 486 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA. Exhibition hours are Wednesdays to Sunday from 12 noon to 6 pm.There is typically street parking available here. If you’re not willing to pay for parking, there is also a 2 hour free validated parking located behind the gallery.
Alpha Gallery: This gallery has been around since 1967, and focuses mainly on exhibiting paintings. However, they do display a wide range of styles from pure abstract pieces to representations. Located at 37 Newbury Street, Boston MA, they are open from Tuesday – Friday from 10 am to 5:30 pm, and on Saturday from 11 – 5:30 pm. There is typically street parking on Newbury street.