Whether you’re looking to browse through a gallery or create some art of your own, there’s something for you here.
When you think of the art scene in New York City, what springs to mind? Perhaps it’s the expansively grand museums on the Upper East Side. Or maybe your interests skew more contemporary, and Midtown’s more modern offerings give you goosebumps. Are you keen on new and emerging artists and consider Chelsea’s galleries a must-see? You’d surely be forgiven for concentrating your art outings to Manhattan, but it’s not the only borough bursting with unforgettable masterpieces. Just a short subway ride (or ferry trip) away, Brooklyn is home to dozens of galleries suited to nearly every taste. From street art to Black urban expression to video installations, there’s no shortage of excellent art to gawk at (or even purchase, if you’re in the market…). To that end, here are nine highly curated Brooklyn gallery picks to get you started.