While many galleries stick to more traditional media from familiar locales, the Joel Cooner Gallery treads a bit off the beaten path by specializing in works with tribal, ancient, and pre-Columbian origins. With a location in the Design District, this gallery caters to collectors with diverse and distinctive tastes, and it’s a must-stop for anyone seeking fine ethnic art.
The Joel Cooner Gallery has pieces from cultures all over the world: African, Asian, American Indian, Southeast Asian, and European. Much of the artwork is three-dimensional, with countless masks, statues, figures, pottery, and decorative pieces, as well as jewelry, African gourds, weaponry, and shields. There is also a selection of contemporary painting and sculpture to supplement the ethnic and ancient pieces; a photography section focuses primarily on foreign cultures. The gallery not only guarantees authenticity of all of its pieces, but it also provides clients with updated information on the history of works they purchase.