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Galleries On The Upper East

Man and woman looking at paintings at a gallery show

Manhattan's Upper East Side neighborhood is known for a lot of things. The affluent area possesses a rich history, has served as the backdrop for many a classic movie, plays home to quite a few notable individuals, and holds a number of impressive structures, like the Cole Apartments NYC. Perhaps most significant, for the culturally-minded, at least, are the Upper East Side's many art galleries. Each is dedicated to showing off the best and brightest in their chosen creative fields, and each offers something just a bit different for their patrons to enjoy. Here are a few you should keep on your checklist.

Salon 94

Salon 94 is a collection of three facilities, one on Bowery, one on Freeman Alley, and the Upper East Side site, located at 12 East 94th Street. This last gallery is exclusive, by appointment only, opened in 2003 as a part of owner Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn's home. On the first floor, you'll find a permanent exhibition space with work from one of the gallery's notables; on the second floor, there's a combination gallery/living space featuring even more exemplary artwork.

Anita Shapolsky Gallery

152 East 65th Street is where you'll find the Anita Shapolsky Gallery, founded in 1982 and still going strong to this day. The gallery is known for displaying abstract expressionist works, particularly pieces influenced by the 1950s and 1960s New York School. Their current lineup of artists includes the likes of Mario Bencomo, Peter Agostini, Claire Falkenstein, and Jeanne Miles. Their current feature, "A Non-Objective Couple," comes from husband and wife duo Sonia Gechtoff and James Kelly—exemplars of the San Francisco School.

Pace Gallery

You'll find the Pace Gallery at 32 East 57th Street. Inside, you'll see a collection of paintings and sculptures with an obvious modernist flair. The gallery was actually founded in Boston, but moved to Manhattan in 1963, where they have operated ever since. You'll be able to delight in exhibits like the Living Digital Forest and The Yosemite Suite, and tour other works from artists like Robert Mangold, Leo Villareal, and Joel Shapiro.

Gladstone Gallery

Another contemporary showroom, the Gladstone Gallery, is located on 515 West 24th Street, just a few blocks from the Hudson River. Paintings, sculpture, and photography are all on display here, and current exhibitions feature works by Cameron Jamie, Shirin Neshat, Mimmo Rotella, and Cyprien Gaillard. The Rotella exhibit is of particular note, as it offers a rare glimpse into some of the early works in this artist's career, a time of marked evolution in his style.

Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery

Just a short walk from the Great Lawn and the Metropolitan Museum of Art you'll find the Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery at 40 East 84th Street. This gallery, founded in 1985, specialized in paintings and sculptures from a modernist perspective and featured pieces from both well-established and mid-career artists, including Jackson Pollock, Alfonso Ossorio, and Milton Resnick. Though they don't handle much on the exhibition side any longer, they still broker in fine art, and you're sure to see a few great works if you choose to visit.

Anton Kern Gallery

Now operating from 16th East 55th Street, the Anton Kern Gallery is steeped in a unique tradition of displaying some of the finest contemporary photos, paintings, and sculptures from highly creative talents. Their current feature, a solo showing from Ellen Berkenblit, contains a range of large scale paintings from the artist, each unique in their feel, but unmistakable as Berkenblit's personal style. An upcoming display will feature work from Nicole Eisenman, and the gallery has featured other notables like Araki, Matthew Monahan, and Jonas Wood.

Peter Blum Gallery

With a current exhibition from Sonja Sekula, the Peter Blum Gallery, located on 20 West 57th Street, has provided a new platform to display the works of this lesser-recognized (but no less influential) mid-20th century master. There's an emotional quality to the work, which, combined with her powerful painting technique, brings the pieces to life. Past exhibitions have seen the likes of Graham Durward, Yasuhiro Ishimoto, and many others.

Kraushaar Galleries

Kraushaar Galleries has been in business for more than 130 years, an achievement reached by only a select few in the world of art. This private gallery maintains a focus on art from the early 20th century, with artists like Gifford Beal, Alfred Maurer, and Reginald Marsh among their features. The full list runs long, though, so you'll be treated to numerous examples of the 20th century stylings when you make a visit to 15 East 71st Street.

Craig F. Starr Gallery

Just a few blocks away from the Kraushaar Galleries, at 5 East 73rd Street, you'll find the Craig F. Starr Gallery. Home to more than just paintings, there are drawings, prints, woodcuts, sculptures, and pop art from a range of artists here. The current exhibition, a series of paintings from John Baldessari, represents a departure from traditional painting into a more experimental fusion of imagery and type. Other notable artists who have graced the gallery include Agnes Martin, Bruce Nauman, Isamu Noguchi, and many others.

Mnuchin Gallery

The townhouse setting at 45 East 78th Street is perfect for the Mnuchin Gallery and its collection of paintings. Currently, they gallery is showing its first exhibition of works by Cindy Sherman—three series of her most critically well-received work from her decades-long career. Past exhibits have included Robert Mangold, Sean Scully, and David Hammmons, and an upcoming display will feature pieces from Sam Gilliam.

All This And More At The Cole Apartments NYC

If you want to experience all of this fine art, The Cole provides the ideal resting spot to plan your gallery visits. Located right in the middle of everything the Upper East Side has to offer, you'll be well-positioned to take part in the splendor of Manhattan in unique style. This luxurious residence has 162 units, with numerous floorplans adaptable to any lifestyle. Ample studios, along with one, two, and three bedroom living spaces, many with their own balcony spaces. Apartment amenities include a 24/7 lobby and concierge service, along with a fitness center, billiards room, and private courtyard. Come see why The Cole is considered one of the best, and consider making it your home for superior New York living.