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Salander-O’Reilly Galleries

22 E. 71st St., New York, NY 10021 40.771228 -73.966349
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6 at 68th St.-Hunter College


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Located in the heart of museum country, between Central Park and the designer shops of Madison Avenue, the Salander-O’Reilly Galleries actually houses one of the world’s largest collections of Renaissance and Baroque sculptures, with works by El Greco, Titian, and Gian Lorenzo Bernini. Established in 1976 by abstract painter and art dealer Larry Salander and now-retired William O’Reilly, the galleries frequently receive loans from better-known institutions like the Frick Collection and Tate Britain, which have entrusted it with works by nineteenth-century European masters like Gustave Courbet and John Constable RA. It takes less than an hour to cover the 1923 neo-Italian Renaissance mansion, well worth a visit in itself with its arched front entrance, velvet-walled rooms, and inlaid wood floors. The skylight-illuminated upper levels—larger than the East 79th Street location the gallery inhabited until September 2005—host exhibits from established contemporary artists like Paul Resika and Stone Roberts. Even with three floors of exhibit space, plus a basement “garden gallery” with greenhouse roof, Salander-O’Reilly has to store most if its collection of rare antiques off-site (you can browse them through the Salander Decorative Arts Website).


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