Fine Art Gallery, Art Restoration, & Picture Framing
R. Michelson Galleries is the largest commercial art gallery in western Massachusetts. Art originally exhibited at R. Michelson Galleries now hangs in many of the most prestigious museums in America, including New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and the Art Institute of Chicago. Our sculptors have created some of our nation’s major memorials, from the FDR Memorial in Washington D.C. to the National Anne Frank Memorial in Boise, Idaho. Our collections include oil paintings, egg tempera, watercolors, prints, fine art books, bronze sculpture and more; please browse our collection of fine art or children’s book illustration to see the work.
“R. Michelson Galleries represents America's most respected sculptors, painters and printmakers. The corporate division has decorated hundreds of spaces, from law offices and restaurants to hospitals and colleges...Michelson has helped to launch and still consults to a number of galleries across the U.S. Northampton is his home base and he is more excited than ever about the increasing stature of the city as a recognized, lively center for the fine arts.” —Business Digest
“A Brooklyn native, Richard Michelson is a prizewinning poet and children’s book author who settled in Northampton 30 years ago. Now several of the artists he represents are nationally known and many more have helped turn his into a ‘destination gallery’.” —The Boston Globe
Richard Michelson is “one of the region’s most important arts advocates.” —Jewish Weekly
“Advocate readers may waver from year to year in their selections of best coffee or best auto mechanic, but since 1985 at least, the Valley’s collective choice on this matter could not be more definitive: R.Michelson's equals Best.” —The Valley Advocate Reader’s Poll “Best Art Gallery Citation”
The R. Michelson Gallery in the center of Northampton's Main Street is … a palatial showcase of the region's finest illustrators/artists and a testament of one man's devotion to a standard of excellence and reverent affection for a handful of iconic artistic practitioners. —Artscope
R. Michelson Galleries is located in Northampton, Massachusetts, the #1 art town in America, in which “the most prominent visual arts space is R. Michelson Galleries” —John Villani, The 100 Best Small Art Towns in America
Listen to NPR’s Carl Kasell recite the gallery hours.
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