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About Ronin Gallery
Ronin Gallery is one of the world’s leading dealers in Japanese woodblock prints and home to one of the largest collections of 17th-21st century Japanese prints in the United States. Established in 1975 in the Explorers Club Mansion of New York City, Ronin Gallery is now located alongside Bryant Park in the historic Engineers Club at 32 West 40th Street. The gallery’s mission is to introduce the best of Japan’s traditional and contemporary artistic talents to a global audience. While Japanese art forms the core of the Ronin collection, the gallery presents artists from all across East Asia, Europe and the United States.
Ronin Gallery has been family-owned and operated since its inception. Currently under second-generation management, the gallery continues to epitomize the highest standards of quality and expertise within the field. An expert staff is available to help with collection guidance, sales, consignments, artist development, exhibition management, education, conservation, framing and more. It has been Ronin Gallery’s pleasure and joy to help its clientele, whether first-time buyers or revered art institutions, build “collections rather than accumulations” of artwork.
Each year, Ronin Gallery curates approximately four major in-gallery exhibitions, over 40 online exhibitions, and publishes scholarly catalogs. In addition, the gallery regularly works with museums and other galleries to present collaborative exhibitions. As co-founder of the annual Ronin|Globus Artist-in-Residence Program, Ronin Gallery seeks to stimulate cross-cultural dialogue through Japan’s vanguard of visual art while providing an opportunity for emerging and mid-career Japanese visual artists to live, work, and exhibit in New York City.
Ronin Gallery has always been at the intersection of art and technology. Beginning with the launch of their first virtual gallery in the early 90s, Ronin has strived to combine traditional gallery charm with an innovative digital experience. They embrace the digital ability to bridge geographic boundaries and reach a global clientele. Simultaneously, they recognize the opportunity to modernize the experience of the physical gallery space as well. Digital tools invite visitors to browse thousands of works with ease.