The gallery will be closed Saturday, June 19 in observance of Juneteenth
COVID-19 Update: Paula Cooper Gallery is open to the public and encourages appointments. Click here to schedule a visit.
Please note that the gallery is working with limited on-site staff to help ensure safety for us and our visitors. While we will strive to accommodate all visits, we may not be able to honor all same-day appointment requests. To ensure maximum access to the space with the highest level of safety and ease for all, we politely request that appointments be made 24 hours in advance.
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 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 at 521 West 21st Street. In fall 2018, the gallery temporarily relocated its primary space to 524 West 26th Street, opening with a 50th anniversary exhibition that benefitted March For Our Lives.
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.
New York: Monday–Friday 10am–5pm
Palm Beach: Tuesday-Saturday, 11am–6pm
Paula Cooper Gallery Locations
New York — 212.255.1105
Palm Beach — 561.282.0505
524 West 26th Street, New York, 10001
- Senior Partner
- Steve Henry
- Managing Partner
- Lucas Cooper
- Anthony Allen
- Alexis Johnson
- Asia Representative
- Cara Zhuang
- Sales Associate / Assistant to Paula Cooper
- Anna Cloarec
- Media Relations / Assistant to Anthony Allen
- Eva Jensen
- Photographer / Graphic Designer
- Steven Probert
- Archives and Research
- Daisy Charles
- Rights and Reproductions / Image Archive
- Tessa Morefield
- Registrar Department
- Kristoffer Haynes
- Director of Finance
- Etrel Torne
- Assistant Director of Finance
- Ylenia Tripodi
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