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Dive into Brooklyn’s eclectic art scene

Minus Space

16 Main Street, Suite A, DUMBO

A trip to DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) typically involves walking its cobblestone streets and enjoying lunch with a view at one of its popular waterfront restaurants.

But DUMBO also has a thriving gallery scene. Minus Space on Main Street is an art gallery for minimalistic tastes. Its space is devoted to the colors and forms of “reductive abstract art,” as rendered by American and international artists.

The gallery is open from Wednesday to Saturday, 11 AM to 5 PM.


198 24th Street, Sunset Park

While Sunset Park is more popularly known as Brooklyn’s Chinatown, it also harbors a vibrant artistic community.

International art dealer BOCCARA Art’s massive Brooklyn gallery is a celebration of modern and contemporary art. Since the gallery prides itself in supporting emerging artists, its exhibits often showcase these artists’ works, just like it did with Benjamin Shine’s ethereal tulle creations in September 2018.

Call 347.799.1800 or email brooklyn(at)boccara-art(dotted)com to find out when the gallery opens.

Pioneer Works

159 Pioneer Street, Red Hook

Red Hook is a quiet neighborhood with one foot in the 19th century and the other in the 21st. Its large warehouses, once the site of ironworks and other industries have slowly turned into lofts and artist enclaves.

Pioneer Works, an art gallery housed in a spacious warehouse dating back to the mid-1800s, is a sample marker of this cultural transition. This off-the-beaten-path gallery regularly rotates its unique exhibits and also offers classes and artist residencies.

The Red Hook gallery is currently undergoing renovation up to October 4 but Pioneer Works at Governors Island is in full swing.

Motel Gallery

1078 Dekalb Avenue, Bed-Stuy

When New Yorkers think of Bedford-Stuyvesant or Bed-Stuy, the image settles on picturesque Victorian architecture and brownstones on tree-lined streets. Set in this physical reality, just off the southwestern edge of Bushwick, is Motel. This intimate artist-run gallery space focuses on the artworks of young, up-and-coming artists.

Its doors are open on Sundays and during exhibit openings.

Art in General

145 Plymouth Street, DUMBO

Art in General is a stone’s throw away from the East River waterfront and the Brooklyn side of the Manhattan bridge. It is an art institution that has been supporting young artists for several decades.

Founded in the 1980s by Martin Weinstein and Teresa Liszka, the nonprofit has funded and provided space for local and international artists alike. The venue harbors a variety of artworks, ranging from sculpture to new media.

The gallery is open from Wednesday to Saturday, 12 to 6 PM. Entrance is free.

These are just some of the great attractions you’ll get to visit in Brooklyn. If you’re planning on taking up residence here, just get in touch with Danny Nassi and his amazing team real estate experts. Call 917.239.1124 or email dnassi(at)bhsusa(dotted)com to discuss your options.

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