Matthew Swift Gallery exterior


Artists and others seeking to supply art to the gallery are asked to consult this advice.

address: 189 Main Street, Gloucester MA 01930. Scroll down for directions and a map.
telephone: +1 (978) 491-7785
Gallery Director Matthew Swift:
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Current hours: open by appointment only until the Opening Reception on Saturday, August 10, 2019, at 5pm. Matthew Swift Gallery is at Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary art fair till January 15. Meanwhile, please call or email. Hours during 20/20 (ongoing, into February, 2020) are: Current hours: opening reception TODAY Saturday, July 6, 5–7pm.


Please review the Gallery’s Covid-19 policies before visiting the gallery.

The gallery is open year-round. Public hours vary with each exhibition, and the gallery closes for several days between exhibitions.

Weekly hours on February 4, 2023, and for the foreseeable future are:

Thursday 12–5 (12–7 through August 25 for Culture Splash)
Friday 12–5
Saturday 12–5
Sunday 9:30–11:30 at the Annex Sunday Discovery
Sunday 12–5
Monday 12–5
Tuesday by appointment
Wednesday by appointment
Appointments outside of published hours are welcomed.
Planned EXCEPTIONS to the above hours:
Installation photo, The Political Body, March 2017

Installation photo, The Political Body, March 2017


Matthew Swift Gallery shows beautiful and intelligent contemporary art at national fairs and in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Visitors will enjoy a curated exhibition and may browse hundreds of available works of art hand-picked by the Director on a large screen. Works not on view in the gallery may be viewed in person by appointment at a private showroom nearby. The Director guides visitors personally through the processes of discovery, evaluation, and selection of art. Matthew Swift Gallery represents primarily living artists residing in eastern Massachusetts, allowing the Director to follow artists’ practices closely for many years, continually deepening his knowledge and discernment of the art he selects. The gallery also represents three significant estates and several artists residing outside the region.


Matthew Swift founded Trident Gallery in 2013. After six years, fifty exhibitions, and twenty-five live art performances, he retired the Trident name and has continued as Matthew Swift Gallery.
Installation photo, Vault Room, Harbortown 2014

Installation photo, Vault Room, Harbortown 2014


Matthew Swift Gallery is located within the elegant Gloucester Safe Deposit and Trust building of 1880 in the heart of historic downtown Gloucester. 189 Main Street is at the corner of Duncan Street (Pleasant Street after it crosses Main). Click here for a map and notes on nearby parking. The MBTA Gloucester train station on the Rockport fork of the Newburyport/Rockport commuter rail from Boston is half a mile, a 10 minute walk from Matthew Swift Gallery according to Google Maps.