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
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Weekly hours on July 19, 2024, and for at least the remainder of the current exhibitionare:


Hours during the exhibition are:

–> Current hours: open by appointment only until the Opening Reception on Saturday, June 24, 2023, at 5pm. Hours during Gabrielle Barzaghi: Horse Opera will be: Matthew Swift Gallery is at Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary art fair till January 15. Meanwhile, please call or email. Current hours: opening reception TODAY Saturday, July 6, 5–7pm.

Current hours:open by appointment only through April 1, 2023, as we attend art fairs in south Florida and wrap up a construction project in the Gloucester gallery. Stay tuned for news of 2023 gallery programming. When we reopen to the public, weekly hours are expected to be as follows:


The gallery is open year-round.
Public hours may vary with each exhibition.
The gallery closes for several days between exhibitions.
The gallery closes for the duration of official City of Gloucester Snow Emergencies.

Weekly hours on July 19, 2024, and for at least the remainder of the current exhibition are:

Thursday 12–6
Friday 12–6
Saturday 10–6
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:
CLOSED Monday, April 8, 2024 for the solar eclipse
OPEN Wednesday, April 11, 12–6pm
Installation photo, The Political Body, March 2017

Installation photo, The Political Body, March 2017


Matthew Swift Gallery helps individuals and organizations acquire art which enchants the mind and spirit as well as the eye. Toward this purpose, the Gallery exhibits beautiful and intelligent contemporary art at national fairs and in Gloucester, Massachusetts, and it maintains an extensive, carefully selected, well-documented, and mobile inventory of art meeting its high standards.

Founded in 2013, the Gallery serves individuals and organizations in eastern Massachusetts, those visiting the region, and those looking from afar, including many who have discovered the Gallery at art fairs and online through Artsy and 1stDibs.

In Gloucester, the Gallery shows new and selected works of art in a public exhibition space which is also a site for performance art and events furthering conversation within the arts community. There, visitors also may browse the Gallery’s inventory on a large screen. A nearby Annex Facility houses the inventory and a private showroom.

When a client’s interests or requirements lie beyond what the Gallery can offer directly, the Gallery acts as an art consultant, drawing on its expertise and a national network of trusted colleagues and partners to fulfill the client’s goals. In the same spirit, we warmly welcome opportunities to assist other professionals seeking art on behalf of their clients.

Founder and Director Matthew Swift has spent thirty years in dialogue about art with artists, scholars, students, friends, colleagues, clients, and the public. He approaches visual art with a multidisciplinary spirit and guides his clients personally through the processes of discovery, evaluation, and selection of art.


Matthew Swift founded Trident Gallery in 2013 in its current space on Main Street, and he began to develop the Annex Facility in 2016. In 2019, 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.