Paula Cooper Gallery has moved its primary space to 524 West 26th Street.

Due to major construction on W 21st Street, Paula Cooper Gallery has temporarily relocated from its primary space at 534 W 21st Street to 524 W 26th Street. Programming continues on the second floor of 521 W 21st Street, as well as at our vitrine space below it at 529 W 21st Street.

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 fifty 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.

In 2018, in honor of Paula Cooper Gallery’s 50th Anniversary, the gallery established this dedicated page on our website to celebrate its fifty years of exhibitions as well as performance, poetry, and music events.


Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 6pm

General Inquiries

The Paula Cooper Galleries are located
at 524 West 26th Street and 521 West 21st
between 10th and 11th Avenues

T: 212.255.1105
F: 212.255.5156


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


524 West 26th Street


Paula Cooper

Assistant to Paula Cooper
Ari Sarkisian
Senior Director
Steve Henry
Assistant to Steve Henry / Sales Associate
Polina Berlin
Anthony Allen
Assistant to Anthony Allen
Andrew Smyth
Jay Gorney
General Manager
Lucas Cooper
Director of Finance
Debi Martini
Kristoffer Haynes
Jan Riley
Assistant Registrar / Researcher
Shira Schwarz
Steven Probert
Archivist / Rights & Reproduction
Daisy Charles
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