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The Recipe for the Perfect Art Gallery

By Charles Hopkins Published 11/30/2007 | Arts and Culture
If you are an art enthusiast, then your problem must be where to go to in order to find the best pieces of art.  If not, then you must be another curious soul who would love to know more about art but has not idea where to start.  Art enthusiast or not, you must be drawn to art in some way.  If so, the first place for you to go to is an art gallery.  With the extensive list of art galleries to go to when in search for art, you must be on the lookout for the perfect art gallery.  There is bound to be one art gallery that stands out above all the others, the same way there are bound to be art galleries that does not deliver what you are looking for.  Make sure, therefore, that you are armed with exactly what you are looking for in an art gallery.

The art you are looking for...

First of all, ask yourself, What art am I looking for?  With the varied kinds of art, there must be at least one which you prefer.  If you like photography, then there is no point looking for an art gallery that houses oil paintings alone.  Knowing what you are looking for will narrow down your choices in the search for an art gallery.  If you are looking for art galleries with sculpture alone, then look into the art galleries that houses only sculptures.

The intention you have

Are you looking for an art gallery just because you would love to look at artworks, or are you looking for an art gallery in the hopes of purchasing an artwork?  There are public art galleries, and then there are private art galleries.  The former are concerned merely with displaying an artwork, while the latter has much to do with selling pieces of art.  Public art galleries are usually museums, and therefore, you will always have time to go to these places, as compared to private art galleries where you really have to race with time in order to buy that much-coveted artwork.

The people you want to meet

Art galleries are also places where you can meet the most influential people.  Of course, private art galleries are the best places for you to go to if you want to meet the painter behind that artwork which you have come to love dearly.  Meeting these people are definitely plus points in the standards of a perfect art gallery.