Matthew Swift Gallery exterior


address: 189 Main Street, Gloucester MA 01930. Scroll down for directions and a map.
telephone: +1 (978) 491-7785
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Artists and others seeking to supply art to the gallery are asked to consult this advice.
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.


The gallery is open year-round. Public hours vary with each exhibition.

The gallery and all non-essential businesses in Massachusetts are closed through noon on 7 April 2020 to protect against the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, per order of the Governor. Check back soon for a statement about gallery operations during this period.

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 to the public gallery will see an exhibition and may browse inventory on a large projection screen. The Director is available spontaneously or by appointment to guide visitors personally through the processes of discovery, evaluation, and selection of art.

Inventory includes hundreds of works of art hand-picked by the Director, which may be viewed in person by appointment at a private showroom near the gallery.

Matthew Swift Gallery works primarily with living artists residing in eastern Massachusetts, which allows the Director to develop an understanding of the artist’s practice over a period of years, and to keep current with the artist’s evolving concerns and projects. The gallery also represents significant estates and some 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.