With so many vibrant and cultured cities, it’s no surprise that the United States is home to some of the boldest and most innovative contemporary art spaces in the world. From commercial to public galleries, museums and institutes, we have compiled a short list of ten exceptional galleries (amongst many others) located throughout the United States that all art enthusiasts should know.
Opened in 1921 by Duncan Phillips and Majorie Acker Phillips, The Phillips Collection was the first modern art museum founded in the United States. The collection features nearly 3000 American and European works from within the former Phillips estate – a stunning 19th century Georgian Revival home – as well as two added buildings of similar grandeur in Washington D.C.’s Dupont Circle neighborhood. The Phillips Collection is particularly notable for its display of impressionist and modern paintings by the world’s greatest artists, with works by Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, John Rothko, Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz amongst countless others. In 2006, The Phillips Collection expanded to include the Center for the Study of Modern Art, an educational space for scholars, students, artists, researchers and members of the public to discuss the topic of modern art.
Sited on the fourth floor of the Zhou B Art Center in Bridgeport, 4Art Inc Gallery is one of the most prominent contemporary art galleries in Chicago. The space has been owned and operated by photographer and mixed media artist Robin Monique Rios since 2003 and she has seized the interest of artists and art enthusiasts alike through her vision for the conservation and promotion of Chicago’s art scene. 4Art aims to preserve and support the world of Fine Arts through the exhibition of innovative work by the most talented contemporary artists. As a space, 4Art is dedicated to fostering a ‘creative arena’ in which artists may present their work and visitors can appreciate it. 4Art promotes interest in, understanding and appreciation of art on behalf of artists, clientele and visitors.
4ArtInc Gallery, 1029 West 35th Street #403, Chicago, IL, USA, +1 773 254 5100