Modern Art Galleries and Museums

Contemporary art galleries are often open to the general public without any charge. Curators often create group shows around a particular theme. Galleries sometimes choose to represent exclusive artists, giving them opportunities for regular shows.

In the middle and late twentieth century art museums began to be built in modern styles, including the Centre Pompidou-Metz by Shigeru Ban, and the redesign of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art by Mario Botta.

Modern art galleries and museums work hard to be accessible to everyone, being both educational and inspirational and by doing so, shifting the belief that people's artistic preferences tie in with their social position.