Convenient SoHo Art Gallery Guide for Cultural Escape
When it comes to contemporary art, there’s no place in the world like NYC. And here in the heart of Manhattan, few neighborhoods compare to the creatively stylish streets of SoHo, New York, riddled with galleries and cultural gems hidden alongside, above and below a swath of mainstream retailers. So take a break from holiday shopping to color your season with bold voices and radical expression at these local hotspots, all no more than a short walk from our hotel:
83 Grand Street (Tues-Sun)
47 Wooster Street (Wed-Sun)
With one space more dedicated to 2-dimensional work (Grand Street), and another catering to sculpture, video and music (Wooster), José Freire has been cultivating carefully curated artists at his Team galleries since 1987.
Storefront for Art and Architecture
97 Kenmare Street (Tues-Sat)
A gallery with a social conscience, the façade of this unique triangular space is a work of art itself, consisting of twelve panels for passersby to interact with and move. Inside, past exhibits have tackled such weighty issues as homelessness, Occupy Wall Street, and gender identity.
Ronald Feldman Fine Arts
31 Mercer Street (Tues-Sat)
Founded in 1971, this is one of the most revered galleries in SoHo, representing over 30 world-renowned artists. In addition to seasonal exhibits, their collection also features the largest inventory of Andy Warhol prints on the planet, as well as pieces by masters like Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Marcel Duchamp, and Kiki Smith.
38 Greene Street (Wed-Sun)
This neighborhood mainstay has been an artistic enclave since 1972. Host to a full calendar of screenings, readings, and art talks, many of the gallery’s exceptional exhibits are captured in annual portfolios sold in the adjacent bookstore (55 Walker Street) – alongside all sorts of excellent gifts for art-lovers.