Art Galleries & Museums: Which Are The Best?

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For the past ten years, American Art Awards has annually decided the 25 Best American Galleries & Museums. This brand new video features the 130 different art institutions (not 250 because many were repeat winners).

Highlight Hollywood reports: “[American Art Awards] will finalize their choices for 2019 in the next month.”

Below is the list of 130 Best Galleries & Museums since 2009. Winners of more than one year are in bold italics.

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2018: TOP 25

Best In Alabama — Alabama Contemporary Art Center
Best In Arkansas — Fort Smith Regional Art Museum
Best In California — Revolver Gallery
Best In Colorado — CSFAC At Colorado College
Best In Florida — LIK Miami and LIK Key West
Best In Illinois — Trickster Art Gallery
Best In Kansas — Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery
Best In Kentucky — E&S Gallery
Best In Louisiana — Newcomb Art Museum
Best In Massachusetts — Boston Sculptors Gallery
Best In Mississippi — Ohr-O’keefe Art Museum
Best In Missouri — University Of Missouri Museum Of Art And Archaeology
Best In Nebraska — Kiechel Fine Art
Best In Nevada — The Metropolitan Gallery Of Las Vegas Art Museum
Best In Ohio — Lee Hayden Gallery

Best In Oklahoma — Joseph Gierek Fine Art
Best In Oregon — Jordan Schnitzer Museum Of Art
Best In Pennsylvania — James A. Michener Art Museum
Best In South Carolina — Mary Martin Gallery Of Fine Art
Best In South Dakota — South Dakota Art Museum

Best In Texas — Art On 5th
Best In Utah — The Leonardo
Best In Washington — Maryhill Museum Of Art
Best In West Virginia — West Virginia State Museum
Best In Wisconsin — Museum Of Wisconsin Art

Besides some of the previously mentioned, which won consecutive years, below are the Top 25 for 2017:

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Best In Arizona — Bentley Gallery
Best In California — Coda Gallery
Best In Connecticut — Bruce Museum
Best In Florida — Art Fusion Galleries
Best In Georgia — Hathaway Contemporary Gallery
Best In Hawaii — LIK Lahaina and LIK Waikiki
Best In Illinois — Hilligoss Galleries

Best In Indiana — Haan Mansion Museum Of Indiana Art
Best In Maine — Portland Museum Of Art
Best In Montana — Dana Gallery
Best In New Jersey — Evalyn Dunn Gallery
Best In New Mexico — Blue Rain Gallery
Best In Oregon — Roger Yost Gallery
Best In Utah — Meyer Gallery
Best In Virginia — Williamsburg Art Gallery

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Besides some of the previously mentioned, below are the Top 25 for 2016:

Best In California — Exclusive Collections Gallery
Best In Idaho — Prichard Art Gallery
Best In Indiana — Grunwald Gallery Of Art
Best In Iowa — Moberg Gallery
Best In Maine — Farnsworth Art Museum
Best In Michigan — Art Leaders Gallery
Best In Minnesota — Doubletake Gallery
Best In Nevada — Nevada Museum Of Art
Best In New Mexico — Wilder Nightingale Gallery
Best In Oklahoma — Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center
Best In Oregon — Bronze Coast Gallery
Best In Rhode Island — RISD Museum
Best In Utah — Utah Museum Of Contemporary Art
Best In Washington — Brick Wall Photographic Gallery

Besides some of the previously mentioned, below are the Top 25 for 2015:

Best In Alaska — Annie Kaill’s Premier Fine Art
Best In Arizona — Exposures International Gallery Of Fine Art

Best In California — Contemporary Fine Arts Gallery
Best In Colorado — Mirada Fine Art
Best In Connecticut — Westport River Gallery

Best In Hawaii — Genesis Galleries
Best In Idaho — The Art Spirit Gallery
Best In Iowa — Steven Vail Fine Arts
Best In Louisiana — Jonathan Ferrara Gallery
Best In Missouri — The Hilliard Gallery
Best In Nevada — Exclusive Collections Gallery
Best In New Mexico — Zane Bennett Contemporary Art
Best In New York — LIK Soho
Best In Tennessee — Stanford Fine Art
Best In Texas — Laura Rathe Gallery
Best In Utah — Southam Gallery

Besides some of the previously mentioned, below are the Top 25 for 2014:

Best In Florida — City Loft Art
Best In Hawaii — Sunshine Arts

Best In Kentucky — Fine Art Firm
Best In Louisiana — Octavia Gallery
Best In Maine — Mast Cove Gallery
Best In Massachusetts — R.Michelson Gallery
Best In Mississippi — Brown’s Fine Art
Best In New Mexico — Pippin Contemporary
Best In New York — Arcadia Contemporary
Best In Oklahoma — Avondale Galleries
Best In Tennessee — Tinney Contemporary
Best In Texas — Craighead Green Gallery
Best In Vermont — West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park
Best In Virginia — Chasen Galleries Of Fine Art
Best In Washington — Gallery IMA

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Besides some of the previously mentioned, below are the Top 25 for the years 2009–2013:

Best In Alabama — Monty Stabler Galleries
Best In Arizona — The Paulina Miller Gallery Of Phoenix Arizona
Best In Arizona — Exposed Gallery
Best In Arkansas — Cantrell Gallery
Best In Arkansas — Stephano’s Fine Art Gallery
Best In California — The McLoughlin Gallery
Best In California — David Streets Gallery
Best In Connecticut — Cavalier Galleries
Best In Florida — Wolfgang Roth & Partners Fine Art Gallery
Best In Idaho — Painter’s Chair Fine Art Gallery
Best In Illinois — The Leigh Gallery
Best In Indiana — CCA Gallery
Best In Kansas — The Rice Gallery Of Fine Art
Best In Kansas — Eva Reynolds Fine Arts
Best In Kentucky — Ann Tower Gallery
Best In Maine — June Fitzpatrick Gallery
Best In Maryland — Divergence Fine Art
Best In Massachusetts — Diana Levine Fine Art
Best In Massachusetts — Quidley & Company
Best In Michigan — Park West Gallery
Best In Mississippi — Negrotto’s Gallery & Custom Framing
Best In Mississippi — Southern Breeze Gallery
Best In Montana — Depot Gallery
Best In Nebraska — Lewis Art Gallery
Best In Nebraska — The Burkholder Project
Best In Nevada — Sin City Gallery
Best In Nevada — Richardson Gallery Of Fine Art
Best In New Hampshire — Mill Brook Gallery
Best In New Jersey — JKK Fine Arts And Gallery Of Modern Symbolism
Best In New Mexico — Downey Gallery
Best In New York — Walter Wickiser Gallery
Best In New York — Spanierman Gallery
Best In North Carolina — McColl Fine Art
Best In Oklahoma — 50 Penn Place Gallery
Best In Rhode Island — The Gallery At 17 Peck
Best In South Dakota — Prairie Edge Fine Art Gallery
Best In Tennessee — Bennett Galleries
Best In Texas — Jacques Lamy Art Gallery
Best In Vermont — Gallery Northstar
Best In Vermont — Vermont Fine Art Gallery
Best In Washington — Abmeyer + WoodBest In Washington — Artforte
Best In Washington, DC — The Ralls Collection
Best In Wisconsin — Light Ideas Gallery
Best In Wisconsin — Milward Farrell Fine Art

www.AmericanArtAwards.com awards 25 museums and galleries each spring, and with their critique in autumn, awards 300 artists (painters, photographers, sculptors and digital artists) who enter at the online site.

More info at www.AmericanArtAwards.com

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