Art Galleries: It was 1841 when the Vose Galleries opened. giving the Vose family a leg up on the competition with their 300+ years of experience. Specializing in top quality 18th, 19th and early 20th century American realist paintings and works on paper, the Vose Galleries have been passed down through six generations making Vose the oldest family-owned art gallery in America. With a history this rich you can be sure that Vose Galleries has established a reputation for expertise in American art. Their Newbury Street brownstone, is the spot to find the largest inventory of American realist paintings in all of New England. Five floors of this gallery showcase an unsurpassed display of fine art, in a home-like setting. Since 2001, Vose Galleries has expanded by adding a contemporary division. Breaking a 40 year hiatus of handling art by living artists.