When it comes to art, some cities stand out more than others. From New York to Los Angeles, Chicago to Miami, and London to San Francisco, each of these cities has a unique and vibrant art scene. UBS and economist Clare McAndrew recently published a report that analyzed the global art market and for the first time, dedicated a second report to the role played by cities in the United States. The report revealed that gender parity has not yet been achieved in these cities, with women's programs representing between 30 and 45 percent of the shows in each urban center surveyed.
New York had a risk appetite score of 82 for galleries and 70 for museums, while its performance score was 21 for galleries and 36 for museums. Los Angeles is known for encouraging diverse experimental practices, while San Francisco has a strong culture of art. Chicago's risk appetite was 74% for galleries and 48% for museums, with a performance score of 23 for galleries and 34 for museums. Miami has seen its star rise in recent years with the arrival of first-rate galleries, the opening of new private museums, and an edition of the Frieze art fair.
Its risk appetite score was 74 for galleries and 48 for museums, while its performance score was 17 for galleries and 33 for museums. London is home to some of the world's most prized galleries, such as David Zwirner, all located just a short walk from Green Park or Oxford Circus tube station. The city's Museum Island includes five museums where you can find everything from Egyptian archeology to 19th-century art. New York is home to two of the world's most important art fairs, Frieze in May and Armory Show in March.
It also has some of the most established contemporary art institutions such as MoMA, Guggenheim Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art, New Museum, and MoMA PS1. San Francisco's Mission District is filled with vibrant murals that make it an outdoor art gallery in itself. Arts Iowa is a great resource for theater, dance, and art events. FilmScene is a nonprofit organization and cinema that screens independent, foreign, and documentary films. In Texas you can visit “Prada Marfa”, a permanent terrestrial art project in the middle of the desert.
And don't forget about Melbourne's Public Purse sculpture by British sculptor Simon Perry or Birrarung Marr Park's Federation Bells and angel sculpture by Melbourne artist Deborah.