Paula Cooper Gallery, the first art gallery in SoHo, opened in 1968 with an exhibition to benefit the Student Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam. The show included works by Carl Andre, Dan Flavin, Donald Judd, Robert Mangold and Robert Ryman, among others, as well as Sol LeWitt’s first wall drawing. For over forty years, the gallery’s artistic agenda has remained focused on, though not limited to, conceptual and minimal art.

In 1996, the gallery moved to Chelsea to occupy an award-winning redesigned 19th century building. The architect was Richard Gluckman. In 1999, Paula Cooper opened a second exhibition space on 21st Street.

Beyond its immediate artistic program, the gallery has regularly hosted concerts, music symposia, dance performances, book receptions, poetry readings, as well as art exhibitions and special events to benefit various national and community organizations. For 25 years until 2000, the gallery presented a much celebrated series of New Year’s Eve readings of Gertrude Stein’s The Making of Americans and James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake.

General Inquiries

The Paula Cooper Galleries are located on West 21st Street between 10th and 11th Avenues

534 West 21st Street
521 West 21st Street


Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 6pm


C or E to 23rd Street / 8th Avenue
F or V to 23rd Street / 6th Avenue


534 West 21st Street

Press Inquiries

​Justin Conner, Third Eye

Paula Cooper
Assistant To Paula Cooper
Ellie Levitt
Steve Henry
Assistant To Steve Henry
Blair Moll
Associate Director
Anthony Allen
Associate Director
Alexis Johnson
Assistant to Associate Directors
Nora Woodin
Debi Martini
Kristoffer Haynes
Jan Riley
Exhibition Coordinator
Jake Ewert
Steven Probert
Archivist / Image Licensing
Laura Hunt
Gallery Assistant
Hillary Halter
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