But wait, there’s more! Marian Goodman Gallery takes 385 Broadway

The partners of Marian Goodman Gallery — the 57th Street institution founded by Goodman in 1977 — announced today that the gallery will move to 385 Broadway, in what was once planned to be the Highcourt social club until the pandemic hit. (Big thanks to P. for forwarding the email.) They are taking the entire five-story Grosvenor building — all 30,000 square feet– between White and Walker. I don’t think I have to tell you that this is huge news for the neighborhood and definitely for Broadway, which is seeing a lot of great gallery action lately. They hope to open in mid-to-late 2024.

The building will include two floors of open galleries, as well as viewing rooms, a library and archive, art storage and administrative offices. The architectural firm studioMDA will do the design. The building was deeded to and managed by two sisters — Matilda and Charlotte Grosvenor — when it was built in 1875. (As per usual, see Tom Miller’s post here, which traces the building’s history as a center for the manufacturing of umbrellas, canes and Remington typewriters, as well as the offices of AT&T.)

The interiors are gutted, but have some amazing relics and exposed brick; arches connect the south and north sides of each floor.

The gallery, now run by president and partner Philipp Kaiser, managing partners Emily-Jane Kirwan and Rose Lord, and partners Leslie Nolen and Junette Teng (Goodman is 94 and is still the founding partner), is also opening a new venue in LA sometime this year.

Marian Goodman Gallery Partnership with from left to right: Rose Lord, Leslie Nolen, Philipp Kaiser, Marian Goodman, Junette Teng, Emily-Jane Kirwan | Photo by Alex Yudzon

“Our new home will support an expanded program, serve a larger audience, and enable greater impact for our artists. We have long considered a possible move downtown and the opportunity to move into this historic building in Tribeca, with its flexibility of space, its light, and engagement with life of the city, was a critical factor for the Partners in advancing the Gallery’s global profile and presence,” said Kaiser in the gallery’s announcement.

From the gallery’s website: “Marian Goodman Gallery was founded here in late 1977, at a time when few women worked in the art world. Goodman previously served as a founder of the art publishing company Multiples, Inc., which published prints and books by leading contemporary artists, initially working with American artists such as Dan Graham and Andy Warhol before extending to encompass seminal European artists, including Joseph Beuys, Blinky Palermo and Gerhard Richter, among others.

“Goodman’s impetus for opening her own gallery was Marcel Broodthaers, whose epochal importance she recognized immediately. Unable to find representation for Broodthaers in New York, Goodman opened a gallery on East 57th Street to showcase his work alongside that of other European artists, with the goal of initiating a dialogue between American and European artists. Today, through its exhibition spaces in New York and Paris, and through Marian Goodman Projects, the Gallery maintains its global focus, representing over forty artists working in the U.S. and internationally.”



  1. Great news indeed! A beautiful building also.

  2. Is Chelsea getting too expensive for galleries? I thought the entire industry was upended by online viewing which decreased the need for gallery space.

    • The explanations I have heard from a few gallerists for the choice of Tribeca is indeed that Chelsea is becoming too expensive. Some galleries moved from other areas by grabbing pandemic discounts to move to the spaces down here and lock in leases. Apparently the deals are better than in Chelsea. Another reason I heard is just the preference for the kinds of spaces here, with high ceilings and distinctive architectural character.

  3. Her website says “Marian Goodman Gallery was founded here in late 1977, at a time when few women worked in the art world.” In fact there is a long list of women who not only “worked in the art world” in the 60’s and 70’s but actually owned galleries — Edith Halpert, Eleanor Ward, Mary Boone, Viginia Dwan, Holly Solomon, Martha Jackson, Nancy Hoffman, Illeana Sonnabend, Paula Cooper, Betty Cunningham, Virginia Zabriski, Rose Fried, Jill Kornblee abd Virginia Dwan among them.