The Top Ten Art Galleries in the Country, According to Instagram

At last estimate, there were over 6,500 art galleries in the United States alone. It’s a number that seems to have grown exponentially in the years since, with the rise of young curators coming to the fore of the art world thanks in large part, no doubt, to social media. Our list of the top ten art galleries in the country pays homage to those fastest-growing on Instagram, regardless of age or pedigree.

📈 30-Day Growth: 5.17% (+5.6k)

👩‍🎨 Gallerist of Note: Jay Gorney, Director

🎨 Artists Repped: Claes OldenburgSol LeWitt

🖼 Current Exhibits: Laura Hunt, Sol LeWitt’s “Large Gouaches,” Lynda Benglis, Tauba Auberbach‘s “A Broken Stream,” Mark di Suervo‘s “Hugs”

🌟 Claim to Fame: Per an Observer profile on Paula Cooper herself, “When Ms. Cooper opened on Prince Street, not only were there no other dealers in the neighborhood, there weren’t even street lamps.”


  • Gagosian
  • New York, Beverly Hills, San Francisco, London, Paris, Geneva, Athens, Rome, Hong Kong

📈 30-Day Growth: 2.8% (+26.9k)

👩‍🎨 Gallerist of Note: Larry Gagosian, Founder

🎨 Artists Repped: Willem de Kooning, Helen Frankenthaler, Jeff Koons, Roy Lichtenstein

🖼 Current Exhibits: Nate Lowman, Spencer Sweeney, Mark Grotjahn, Richard Prince… In New York alone.

🌟 Claim to Fame: Its namesake, who’s among the wealthiest (not to mention, most controversial) art dealers in the world


📈 30-Day Growth: 2.78% (+1.2k)

👩‍🎨 Gallerist of Note: Gavin Brown

🎨 Artists Repped: Franz Ackermann, Jeremy Deller, Alex Katz

🖼 Current Exhibits: Sam Pulitzer, Jannis Kounellis, Brian Belott

🌟 Claim to Fame: Per a profile in ARTnews, “Brown is part of a great generation of dealers who opened galleries in the 1990s, people whose purpose was to somehow to make money while making worlds possible where they, and the kind of art that they thought helped people, slide into … other destinations.”


📈 30-Day Growth: 2.67% (+6.1k)

🎨 Artists Repped: Marina Abramović, Ai Weiwei, Lawrence Weiner

🖼 Current Exhibits: Stanley Whitney, Ceal Foyer, Leon Polk Smith

🌟 Claim to Fame: Its founder’s rags-to-riches empire


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‘Calder: Nonspace’ presents primarily monochromatic, abstract sculptures that create volumes out of voids. Follow the link in our Stories to learn more. - Organized in collaboration with the Calder Foundation (@calderfoundation), New York, the exhibition takes its title from a 1963 essay by American novelist James Jones. Upon encountering a series of large-scale sculptures at the artist’s studio in Saché, France, Jones remarked, ‘[Calder] is willing to believe equally in a nonspace as well as in space. Because of this, his stabiles (and his mobiles as well) are able to fill a given space without occupying it …. He has taken a given space and, by molding beautiful elements of steel around it, caused it to become nonspace.’ - Calder’s deep understanding of architectural and natural environments enabled him to reorder a viewer’s perception of the world around it. In thus challenging key tenets of modernist abstract art, he has significantly influenced generations of artists into the present day. Our indoor-outdoor presentation features numerous examples of Calder’s revolutionary mobiles – an original form of modernist kinetic sculpture that the artist first realized in 1931 and explored continuously for the rest of his life. ‘Calder: Nonspace’ is on view at Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles through 6 January 2019. #CalderinLA #CalderNonspace #Calder #Nonspace #Monochrome #Mobile#Stabile #StandingMobile #OutdoorSculpture #Sculpture #DTLA #MustSee #AlexanderCalder #HWLosAngeles #CalderFoundation #HauserWirth Image: Installation view, ‘Calder: Nonspace’, Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles, 2018 © 2018 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Fredrik Nilsen

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  • Hauser & Wirth
  • Zurich, London, Somerset, New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Gstaad and St. Moritz

📈 30-Day Growth: 2.59% (+8.9k)

🎨 Artists Repped: Lorna Simpson, Paul McCarthy, Matthew Day Jackson

🖼 Current Exhibits: Zoe Leonard, Martin CreedRoni HornPhyllida BarlowAnna Maria Maiolino

🌟 Claim to Fame: Its new non-profit, Hauser & Wirth Institute


  • Pace Gallery
  • New York, Palo Alto, London, Beijing, Hong Kong, Seoul, Geneva

📈 30-Day Growth: 2.38% (+17.1k)

👩‍🎨 Gallerist of Note: Andria Hickey, Curator

🎨 Artists Repped: Chuck Close, David Hockney, Irving Penn

🖼 Current Exhibits: Ham Kyungah, Robert Whitman, Nigel Cooke, Agnes Martin, Mark Tobey, Richard Tuttle, Brent Wadden

🌟 Claim to Fame: In 2009, it became the first major Manhattan art gallery to open in Beijing.


📈 30-Day Growth: 2.32% (+2.4k)

👩‍🎨 Gallerist of Note: Nick Olney, Managing Director

🎨 Artists Repped: Joel Shapiro, Lee Krasner

🖼 Current Exhibits: Walton Ford, Joel Shapiro, Stuart Davis, Brancusi & Duchamp

🌟 Claim to Fame: The gallery’s new rooftop sculpture garden, which rejects “the dichotomy that pits brick-and-mortar against new methods of programming [and] places Kasmin’s roster of artists and exhibitions in conversation with one of the most innovative platforms for art developed in recent years, reimagining how a commercial gallery can engage with art and the public.”


  • Lehmann Maupin
  • New York, Hong Kong, Seoul

📈 30-Day Growth: 2.32% (+1.8k)

👩‍🎨 Gallerist of Note: David Maupin, Co-Founder

🎨 Artists Repped: Marilyn Minter, David Salle, Juergen Teller

🖼 Current Exhibits: Mandy El-Sayegh, Catherine Opie, Kader Attia, Angel Otero

🌟 Claim to Fame: Among the gallery’s many accomplishments, fun fact: Maupin’s partner is Stefano Tonchi, the editor-in-chief of W.


  • David Zwirner
  • New York, London, Hong Kong

📈 30-Day Growth: 2.07% (+8.8k)

👩‍🎨 Gallerist of Note: Elena Soboleva, Online Sales Director

🎨 Artists Repped: Diane Arbus, Jeff Koons

🖼 Current Exhibits: Diane ArbusLisa Yuskavage

🌟 Claim to Fame: Its founder’s high rankings among both ArtReview’s “Power 100” list and Forbes’ “America’s Most Powerful Art Dealers.”


📈 Engagement Rate: 5.89%

👩‍🎨 Gallerist of Note: David Taro Libertson, President

🎨 Artists Repped: Horiyoshi_3,

🖼 Current Exhibits:Sakura: An Enduring Tradition,” a collection of 18th-19th century Japanese woodblock prints that depict cherry blossoms.

🌟 Claim to Fame: The largest collection of Japanese prints in the United States.