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Paula Cooper Gallery, the first art gallery in SoHo, opened in 1968 with an exhibition to benefit the Student Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam. The show included works by Carl Andre, Dan Flavin, Donald Judd, Robert Mangold and Robert Ryman, among others, as well as Sol LeWitt’s first wall drawing. For over fifty years, the gallery’s artistic agenda has remained focused on, though not limited to, conceptual and minimal art. In 1996, the gallery moved to Chelsea to occupy an award-winning redesigned 19th century building. The architect was Richard Gluckman. In 1999, Paula Cooper opened a second exhibition space at 521 West 21st Street. 

Beyond its immediate artistic program, the gallery has regularly hosted concerts, music symposia, dance performances, book receptions, poetry readings, as well as art exhibitions and special events to benefit various national and community organizations. For 25 years until 2000, the gallery presented a much celebrated series of New Year’s Eve readings of Gertrude Stein’s The Making of Americans and James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake.


Locations and Hours:
534 West 21st St, New York, NY, 10011
521 West 21st St, New York,NY, 10011
529 West 21st St, New York,NY, 10011
Telephone: (212) 255-1105
Tuesday - Saturday, 10am – 6pm

The gallery is not able to review unsolicited artist submissions.

534 West 21st Street, New York, 10011

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Paula Cooper

Senior Partner
Steve Henry

Managing Partner
Lucas Cooper

Anthony Allen

Alexis Johnson

Director Asia Operations
Cara Zhuang

Assistant Director
Jeremy Lyon

Sales Assistant
Alex Mills

Director of Exhibitions
Jake Ewert

Director of Archives and Research
Daisy Charles

Head Image Archivist
Eve Arballo

Registrar Department
Albert Weaver | Kristoffer Haynes 

Financial Controller
Ylenia Tripodi