Boston Sculptors Gallery Named Best Gallery Or Museum In Massachusetts By American Art Awards

Thom Bierdz
4 min readMay 10, 2018

Each year the American Art Awards board selects the 25 Best Galleries And Museums In America. reported in 2016: “The impressive AAA board chooses only one museum or gallery per state per year. Their selections are based on years established, industry reputation, online buzz, location, size, socially relevant exhibits, motivational and educational programs, represented artists as well as artist, client and visitor references.”

American Art Awards: “We consider thousands of the most established art venues from Alaska to Florida. This year we chose several museums and art centers with historical significance of 100+ years, some with over 100,000 annual visitors, some specializing in global acquisitions, some American treasures, others offering objects preserving their state’s legacy, and some celebrating one specific artist’s life work. We’ve also selected some of the most reputable art galleries; some which offer every style of international art, others exhibiting works from one region or one genre. A Native-American and an African-American facility are included in our Top 25, as well as a long-standing women’s design institution, this popular Boston sculptor’s co-op, and a Hollywood Warhol hot spot.”

Boston Sculptors Gallery won the distinction of Best Gallery Or Museum In Massachusetts, 2018, and one of American Art Awards 25 Best American Galleries / Museums, 2018.

American Art Awards: “Boston Sculptors Gallery is a highly successful cooperative gallery exhibiting engaging contemporary sculpture, including
traditional and emerging media, installations and public art. The impressive space is transformed monthly with dynamic new displays, intoxicating crowds and revving the community. Founded in 1992 in Newton, MA, this landmark gallery has been located the heart of Boston’s SOWA arts district since 2004. It is the only sculpture collective in the United States to maintain its own gallery, and does so brilliantly.”

“Boston’s best gallery” — Boston Magazine.

“The most innovative gallery around.” - Boston Globe.

“A ‘landmark’ Sculptor’s cooperative.” - Nick Capasso, Director of the Fitchburg Art Museum.

Boston Sculptors Gallery was founded to remedy a distinct lack of opportunities in the region for showcasing sculpture. A group of 18 sculpture colleagues banded together, pooled their resources and charted their vision
that sculpture could and should be championed locally. Within a couple years this cooperative venture was making a name for itself. Area curators and critics along with the art-going public took notice.

Boston Sculptors Gallery continues to operate with the belief that sharing resources and championing each others’ artistic endeavors produces the most fertile ground in which artists can produce and thrive. Currently, 37 members have the opportunity to show their work every two and a half years in a highly professional setting.

Boston Sculptors Gallery, 486 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118
(617) 482–7781, annually awards 25 museums and galleries in Spring, and with their critique in Autumn, awards 300 artists (painters,
photographers, sculptors and digital artists).




Thom Bierdz

One of Medium’s TOP ART CONTRIBUTORS, award-winning author, actor, film-maker, painter. 12 books: 6 on art. President of WAA & AAA & ACCA.