Best Contemporary Art Museums to Explore Around the Upper West Side

Best Contemporary Art Museums to Explore Around the Upper West Side

Discover our picks for the best contemporary art museums around the Upper West Side.

This town is home to fascinating modern and contemporary artworks in various museums that offer a complete collection for contemporary art lovers. These museums are home to amazing pieces. Read on to learn our top spots.

Helly Nahmad Gallery

The Modern and Impressionist Art Gallery was founded by Helly Nahmad, an American art dealer and collector, in 2001. Since then, the gallery has brought together many artists and art enthusiasts.

The founder, growing up with his art dealer father, has a native interest and knowledge of art. His background reflects on the gallery, and the place has become one of the most sophisticated and prominent contemporary art galleries around the Upper West Side.

The gallery has been home to many groundbreaking artists, including Joan Miró, Salvador Dalí, Claude Monet, and Pablo Picasso.

Craig F. Starr Gallery

Here is what a Yelp user tells us about the Craig F. Starr Gallery:

“Craig F. Starr Gallery is a gem in the business of exhibiting art. The finest contemporary art on view outside a museum. Mr. Starr is knowledgeable, connected, and available.”

The gallery was established in 2004 and, since then, has gained noticeable fame among art enthusiasts in New York. Passersby and locals alike love spending time here and being inspired by the various works of art.

Specializing in 20th-century American masterworks, the gallery is known for its art historical exhibitions and scholarly publications. Among the artists they have hosted are John Baldessari, Elizabeth Murray, Lucas Samaras, and Chuck Close.

Venus Over Manhattan

Adam Lindemann founded the art gallery in 2012, which is also known as Venus, and hosts curated exhibitions of mesmerizing contemporary pieces.

Venus represents and collaborates with historic and contemporary artists. The gallery has exhibited the precious works of William Copley, Peter Saul, Jack Goldstein, Shinichi Sawada, Katie Stout, Roy De Forest, and more.


You might have seen Gagosian in other locations. They’ve scattered around many places in the world to make art more accessible to more people. As a result, they’re quite famous.

In addition to physical galleries, they are also pioneers in digital marketplaces. They bring art closer to people in all possible ways. The gallery mostly focuses on contemporary and modern art.

Here is one visitor’s comment:

“It's a dream store for collectors of fine artist monographs, rare prints, posters, and unique items signed by top artists. Whenever I'm in New York, I make it a priority to visit. They offer so many great things from artists like Jonas Wood, Ed Ruscha, Dan Colen, Damien Hirst, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Tracey Emin, Richard Prince, Jeff Koons, and a dozen more top contemporary artists. Truly, it is a treasure trove of incredible items.”

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