The World Art Awards has announced its selection of the 20 Best Galleries and Museums globally for the year 2023, with Galeria Azur receiving the award for the Best Gallery in Spain. Each year, only one museum or gallery per country is chosen based on several criteria, including years of establishment, industry reputation, location, size, socially relevant exhibits, motivational and educational programs, represented artists, and references from artists, clients, and visitors.
In the Top 20 for 2023, the World Art Awards chose a museum spanning over 140,000 sq ft, along with some contemporary art galleries that are much smaller. The selection also included European historical museums with art and antiquities dating back thousands of years, some with masterpieces by renowned artists such as Botticelli, Mantegna, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Rubens, Rembrandt, Renoir, Monet, Gauguin, Chagall, Matisse, Picasso, among others. To balance, the awards committee also chose some very new and contemporary hotspots in diverse countries and cultures representing important young work, from painting to digital art, photography, and sculpture. The committee opted for large, modern art centers in Ghana and Zambia and a boundary-pushing contemporary facility with an influential international presence in China/Hong Kong. In Israel and Latvia, they chose stunning underground crypts and sub-basement venues that are cherished tourist attractions.
According to the World Art Awards, Galeria Azur has established a winning reputation and has six stunning locations in Madrid Las Letras and Madrid Chueca in Spain, Berlin in Germany, Miami and New York in the USA, and Buenos Aires in Argentina, all in just twelve years. The modern-and-contemporary global galleries promote emerging and established artists in conceptual art, installation, sculpture, abstract, geometric, and figurative painting, as well as contemporary photography through their solo and group exhibitions.
World Art Awards 20 Best Galleries & Museums for 2023 are:
BEST IN ITALY: LE GALLERIE DEGLI UFFIZI
BEST IN FRANCE: THE MUSÉE DES BEAUX-ARTS DE LYON
BEST IN CANADA: VANCOUVER ART GALLERY
BEST IN THE UNITED KINGDOM: WOLVERHAMPTON ART GALLERY
BEST IN HUNGARY: KOLLER GALLERIA
BEST IN ISRAEL: CHELOUCHE GALLERY FOR CONTEMPORARY ART
BEST IN LATVIA: GALERIJA ROMAS DARZS
BEST IN CHINA & HONG KONG: DE SARTHE GALLERY
BEST IN SWEDEN: WETTERLING GALLERY
BEST IN ARMENIA: EDVARD ISABEKYAN GALLERY
BEST IN GHANA: THE SAVANNAH CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART
BEST IN ZAMBIA: THE HENRY TAYALI ART GALLERY
BEST IN DENMARK: GALLERY POULSEN
BEST IN BELGIUM: SHOOBIL GALLERY
BEST IN USA: CODA
BEST IN TAIWAN: 1839 CONTEMPORARY GALLERY
BEST IN SPAIN: GALERIA AZUR
BEST IN THAILAND: LA LANTA FINE ART
BEST IN PORTUGAL: BALCONY CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY
BEST IN AUSTRIA: GALERIE BRUNNHOFER
www.WorldArtAwards.net annually awards the 20 Best International Galleries, and with their critique months later, awards about 500 living contemporary artists (painters, photographers, sculptors and digital artists).