A.I.R (Artists in Residence, Inc.) has deep roots in New York contemporary gallery scene. Not only was it one of Soho's very first galleries when it opened in 1972, but it was also one of the first artist-run, nonprofit dedicated to women artist in the United States. A.I.R has moved numerous times over the years—from Soho to Chelsea to its current Dumbo home—but it's always kept its feminist focus.
Brooklyn is full of artists (at least until they get priced out by rising rents), so it only stands to reason that the Borough of Kings is also full of art galleries. And in fact, you can find gallery spaces in just about every neighborhood from Greenpoint and Bushwick to Red Hook and beyond, these venues couldn’t be any more different from Chelsea’s mega-galleries, though they do share the funky vibe of the Lower East Side’s gallery scene. Want to know more? Then check out our guide to the best Brooklyn art galleries.
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