Haute Top 5: Best Art Galleries in Boston 2017

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We all know some of Boston’s most impressive collections of artwork in Boston can be found at the larger museums like the Museum of Fine Arts, Institute of Contemporary Art and Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, but if you are looking for a more intimate setting, it’s time to head to these five haute art galleries.

1 Galerie d'Orsay

Galerie d'Orsay
You might not expect to find an art gallery tucked among the shops of Newbury Street, but Galerie d’Orsay’s collection here stands out with its six centuries of art featuring works by old master, impressionist and modern artists. This haute gallery houses some exclusive painting and sculptures from the 16th to 21st centuries. Past exhibitions include D'Orsay & D'Orsay: A New Collection Inspired by their Namesake and Muse, the Musée d’Orsay, Paris; ArtWeek Boston - "Personalizing Art for Your Home" and Color & Cadence: Post-Impressionist Paintings by Samir Sammoun. The gallery also offers in-home consultation, custom framing, delivery, installation and appraisals.
33 Newbury Street Boston, MA 02116

2 Robert Klein Gallery

Robert Klein Gallery
The fourth floor studio might be missed if you are walking by, but those photography aficionados in the know come here for a look at some of the city's most impressive collection of 19th and 20th century and contemporary fine art photography. This haute gallery started out with exhibitions of Diane Arbus, Annie Leibovitz, Sally Mann, and Hiroshi Sugimoto. Today, it showcases contemporary artists with international exposure while exhibiting works by recognized masters such as Ansel Adams, Helen Levitt, and Irving Penn. The Gallery also collaborates with Ars Libri, a rare book dealer at 500 Harrison Avenue, to host satellite installations in their South End bookstore.
38 Newbury Street, 4th Floor Boston, MA. 02116

3 The Hidden Art Gallery

The Hidden Art Gallery
This Beacon Hill gallery isn't exactly a secret. The haute neighborhood location hosts an evening of art and music the first Friday of the month. They work with local artists and are committed to hosting charitable events like the one this month where a portion of the proceeds from all sales of paintings and CDs sold benefited everything matters film. The gallery itself hosts landscape paintings by Zoe Arguello, contemporary realistic pieces by Patrick Anderson, along with pieces by Anne Foresman and multidisciplinary artist Hannah Groudas.
25 Myrtle Street Boston, MA 02114

4 Gallery Kayafas

Gallery Kayafas
This thought provoking gallery focuses on photography exhibits from both prominent names in photography as well as upcoming local artists whose work deserves to be showcased. The South End haute spot, housed in a loft style space in SoWa, is owned by Arlette Kayafas, who opened the studio in 2002. They recently announced the upcoming arrival of 'Echo,' an exhibit featuring the work of seven Iranian women artists curated by Azita Moradkhani. If you are planning a visit to the gallery, be sure to have it coincide with the SoWa First Fridays when you can view a collection of world famous exhibits on display.
450 Harrison Avenue #37 Boston, MA 02118

5 DTR Modern Galleries

DTR Modern
DTR Modern is best known for their collection of privately-held works by modern and contemporary master artists such as Basquiat, Botero, Chagall, Dali, Dine, Devine, Haring, Hirst, Katz, Lagemann, Lichtenstein, Longo, Mars, Matisse, Miro, Murakami, Picasso, Quinn, Slonem, Warhol, Wesselmann and Verbicky (not to mention Robert Mars and William Goodman, who created the piece included here). Whether you are a serious art aficionado or a novice to the art of appreciation, the knowledgeable staff here makes art approachable. Next month, DTR will be featuring a collection of street art that will run through the summer. DTR also has galleries in New York, Palm Beach, and Washington DC.
167 Newbury Street Boston, MA 02116