Each year, the WORLD ART AWARDS board chooses the 20 best galleries or museums in the world. Among other criteria, selections are based on years established, industry reputation, online buzz, location, size, socially relevant exhibits, motivational and educational programs, represented artists as well as artist, client and visitor references. Some countries may have more than one winner.






Almost 140,000 sq ft. The most important Italian museum, the most visited, largest and best known in the world, Le Gallerie Degli Uffizi exhibits a collection of priceless works, particularly from the period of the Italian Renaissance. Giotto, Simone Martini, Piero della Francesca, Beato Angelico, Filippo Lippi, Botticelli, Mantegna, Correggio, Leonardo, Raffaello, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, as well as masterpieces of European painting, especially German, Dutch and Flemish.    ARTICLE (coming)



41,000 sq ft. Over 90 years, Vancouver Art Gallery has been recognized as one of North America’s most respected and innovative visual arts institutions. Not-for-profit, ground-breaking exhibitions, extensive public programs, historical and contemporary art of British Columbia, First Nations artists, Asia Pacific regions through the Institute of Asian Art, and more…    ARTICLE (coming)



Took over an abandoned slaughterhouse in the meatpacking district of Copenhagen, where cobblestone streets lead to museum-quality exhibitions. Besides the 8-10 annual in-house shows, gallery owner Morten Poulsen is popular at international art fairs (Volta New York, Basel, Pulse Miami, Seattle Art Fair, etc.). Gallery Poulsen’s passionate young artists harness a vast array of skills in their pursuit of new storytelling languages to represent the complex forces that make up contemporary life.  ARTICLE (coming)



Founded in 1978, Wetterling Gallery is one of the leading galleries for contemporary art in Scandinavia, exhibiting highly internationally acclaimed artists (Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist and Frank Stella, etc.) as well as upcoming talented Swedish artists, in around six exhibitions annually in the large Stockholm space. Wetterling also has a showroom located in Gothenburg, they’re active in international art fairs, and produce art books and catalogues.    ARTICLE (coming)



Edvard Isabekyan Gallery was founded in 2004, opened in 2013. Edvard’s son Aram donated 28 paintings to the city of Yerevan for permanent exhibition. The large epical works show how history transforms today’s power, pride, virility and the spirit of past victory. Director Irina Isabekyan organizes events, lectures and meetings that are aimed to discover Edvard Isabekyan as a painter, writer, educator, caring citizen but foremost as a patriot.   ARTICLE (coming)



The Savannah Centre for Contemporary Art (SCCA) is an artist-run project space, exhibition and research hub, cultural repository and artists’ residency located in Tamale, Ghana- dedicated to art and cultural practices which emerged in the 20th Century.     ARTICLE (coming)



Since 1884, Wolverhampton Art Gallery has awed and served its community with grand paintings by 18th century greats to thought provoking contemporary pieces. See 300 years of voluminous treasures, for free: painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, multi-media, and more. Permanent galleries feature work by English landscape and portrait genius Gainsborough.     ARTICLE (coming)



Shoobil gallery exhibits primarily Sculpture with a focus on Conceptual Art and is located at Museumstraat, Antwerp South, amidst the museums MHKA, FOMA, and KMSK. The non-profit organization founded in 2015, an initiative of Serena Baplu and Tosca Schuermans, mother and daughter.  “From an honest idealism we invest in a stage; a siding, a new way of thinking, We create a material, intellectual and social framework.”   ARTICLE (coming)



Four locations equaling 20,000 sq ft gives MAC ART GALLERIES the largest exhibition space in South Florida, and with close proximity to Art Basel & Art Miami, they are a vital part of today’s art culture. Maintains an in-house Multimedia Department complete with digital photography studio, state-of-the-art Gicleé printing facility – with computer-graphic/prepress. For over 20 years, owner Mary Ann Cohen has represented many of the world’s most accomplished and commercial artists: selling internationally to upscale hotels, restaurants, corporations, luxury cruise ships and museums.  ARTICLE (coming)



A Palm Desert landmark for 35 years, CODA contemporary El Paseo gallery has a vast collection of paintings, photography, sculpture, glass, and ceramic works by a wide range of established, mid-career, and emerging artists. Brimming with color and life, the art mirrors the personality of the gallery’s beloved founders Connie and David Katz, avid collectors and philanthropists.    ARTICLE (coming)


The only gallery in Taiwan that has focused on the art of photography for over 14 years, Taipei-based 1839 Contemporary Gallery takes its name from photography invention in 1839 to now.  High-ranking artists to exhibit are Michael Kenna, Jock Sturges, Michael Wolf, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Daido Moriyama, Nobuyoshi Araki, Toshio Shibata, Kenro IZU, Eiji Ina, Yoshihiko Ito and Photographer Hal. Another 75 professional photographers from the United States, Germany, Britain, France, Poland, Japan, South Korea, China, Taiwan and elsewhere have been beautifully showcased in the museum-like gallery here.  ARTICLE (coming)



GALERIA AZUR has established a winning reputation and 5 stunning locations in just 12 years: Madrid Las Letras (Spain), Madrid Chueca (Spain), Berlin (Germany), Miami (USA), Buenos Aires (Argentina). The modern-and-contemporary global galleries’ solo and group exhibitions promote emerging and established artists in conceptual art, installation, sculpture, abstract, geometric, figurative painting, as well as contemporary photography.   ARTICLE (coming)



For almost 40 years, Tel Aviv’s Chelouche Gallery For Contemporary Art has been one of the most prominent and leading galleries in Israel, representing both young and established Israeli artists alongside stellar international artists, displaying works in new media, video art, sculpture, painting, installation and photography. The gallery, artists and work have also established an ongoing relevant and important presence at international exhibitions, Art Fairs and biennales.  ARTICLE (coming)




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