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What is a contemporary art gallery?

A contemporary art gallery stands out from an art gallery in a museum in that it’s a largely commercial enterprise. Sometimes the works shown will be seemingly uncommercial but they’re always for sale and there’s always a market for art since it’s such a subjective medium and you can never tell when a particular piece is going to strike someone’s fancy.
In general anyone can enter a contemporary art gallery as they hope to sell you a piece and turn a profit. Sometimes they’ll have private showings and sometimes there are art galleries so high end that they only take appointments for clients with the money to afford what they’re selling. Chances are very good you’ve walked by an art gallery several times in your life and if you’ve never walked in you should really give it a try. You can find wonderful things in an art gallery even if you’re not going to buy.