Mario R. Mercado
October 09, 2014

NYC’s top galleries are as distinct in design as they are in profile. Below, four reasons why the Big Apple clinched the "Art Scene" category in this year's America's Favorite Cities survey.

Park & 75th: Larry Gagosian’s most recent opening is his most unusual: a 1,000-square-foot storefront with painted tin ceilings evocative of 1960’s SoHo. It showcases the unexpected, such as paintings by American filmmaker Harmony Korine.

Galerie Perrotin: Frenchman Emmanuel Perrotin—who represents contemporary provocateurs including Takashi Murakami and KAWS—recently debuted his namesake gallery, two floors in a beautifully restored landmark town house at Madison Avenue and 73rd Street.

Hauser & Wirth: Annabelle Selldorf oversaw the transformation of this former roller rink and nightclub in Chelsea; artist Martin Creed created an installation of brilliantly colored stripes for the grand entrance staircase.

David Zwirner: This West 20th Street space, belonging to one of the world’s leading dealers, is a work of art in itself, made with exposed concrete and suffused with natural light. This month, a show of Richard Serra drawings will be on display.

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Mario Mercado is Travel + Leisure's arts and culture editor.

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