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If you’re an art enthusiast, there is nothing more amazing than standing in front of a carefully crafted work of art. Whether it is a painting, sculpture or a piece of digital art, there is just something relaxing about looking at different works of art. In fact, the right piece of art can transport you to a different time and place, taking your mind off of your day-to-day issues. Many galleries around the U.S. offer special events where guests can meet other art enthusiasts and sometimes meet the artist. Here are some of the best art galleries in America.

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David Zwirner
525 W. 19th St.
New York, NY 10011
(212) 727-2070
www.davidzwirner.com

David Zwirner represents contemporary artists, including Marlene Dumas, Chris Ofili and Karin Mamma Andersson. Hosting several unique exhibitions throughout the year, for both well-known artists and new artists trying to make a name for themselves, David Zwimer has launched many unknown artists into the spotlight of the art community. If you are looking for contemporary art, including Minimalists works of art to time-based media, this is the gallery to visit.

Related: Best Contemporary Art Galleries in New York

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Metro Pictures Gallery
519 W. 24th St.
New York, NY 10011
(212) 206-7100
www.metropictures.com

Located in the Chelsea are of Manhattan, Metro Pictures Gallery has developed a unique listing of influential artists, such as Cindy Sherman back in the early 80s. Since then, the list has continued to grow and now includes an impressive list of artists such as Gary Simmons, Jim Shaw and Claire Fontaine. Showcasing some of the best artists and their works of art found in the city, visitors are truly amazed by the set up and unique works of art that are on display at Metro Pictures Gallery.

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National Gallery of Art
6th and Constitution Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20565
(202) 737-4215
www.nga.gov

The National Gallery of Art is more of a museum than an actual gallery to purchase fabulous works of art, but it is definitely one of the most impressive collections in America. Starting off as a gift to the people of the United States by the U.S. Congress and financier Andrew W. Mellon, The National Gallery of Art has remained a gift to the people offering free admission and has maintained one of the world’s most impressive art collection. While at the National Gallery of Art, make sure to take the time to see The Sculpture Garden, “A Naval Encounter Between Dutch and Spanish Warships” by Verbeeck and “Antico: The Golden Age of Renaissance Bronzes Exhibition.” These are all must-see exhibits, all offering unique perspectives and creative works of art.

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Space 1026
1026 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 574-7630
space1026.com

An artist-run gallery that was established to offer a creative community for artists looking for a gallery to display their latest creations, Space 1026 is a two-story gallery offering a unique atmosphere for guests as they explore the many different works of art in all media forms. As a DJ spins records in the background, visitors take in the myriad of interesting exhibitions and various performances.

Related: A Treasure Hunt for Undiscovered American Artists

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SOHO Gallery for Digital Art
130 Sullivan St.
New York, NY 10012
(212) 228-2810
www.sohodigart.com

The SOHO Gallery for Digital Art is home to some of the most creative and contemporary works of digital art. In addition to being a showcase for this new medium, the gallery also hosts numerous events, including art exhibitions, musical performances, book readings, film screenings, fashion shows and much more. The diverse collection of art along with the flexibility of the venue space is what makes SOHO Gallery for Digital Art one of the best galleries in the country. Whether you are looking to purchase a new work of art to hang in your home or office or you simply enjoy looking at art of all types, the above listed galleries are must-sees. All feature unique works of art and many host special events and exhibitions where you can meet the artist and learn the history behind each piece of art.

Heather Landon is a freelance writer with more than 20 years of experience. She has combined two of her passions – writing and travel – to share her experiences with others. You can read more of her articles at Examiner.com.

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