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I have seen both of them, but I am wondering which on is considered correct. And, if they both are correct what is the difference between them?

Art Gallery
Arts Gallery

Thanks.

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When you talk about 'art' in general, it's

An Art Gallery

But then, I've observed that when you talk about 'one particular genre' of an art, it may have several other sub sections. There, 'arts' is more common.

Fine Arts Gallery
Visual Arts Gallery
Cultural Arts Gallery


I'm not sure, but it seems when the word 'art' has an adjective before it, it's 'arts'. Those latter examples prove it.

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    Maybe that's just to avoid the misinterpretations "a fine gallery of art", "a cultural gallery of art", a visual gallery of art" (although it would be hard to imagine an art gallery that wasn't visual!) Commented Jun 10, 2015 at 9:15
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    A great observation, +1. I wanted to post a link for a Google ngram that proves your point, but it has more than 700 characters (it's huge). Anyway, if you are interested you might try to graph these phrases: '* art gallery, * arts gallery' and see the results :-)
    – Lucky
    Commented Jun 10, 2015 at 11:45
  • Oh thanks @Lucky. I did not go through it, but now I'll :)
    – Maulik V
    Commented Jun 10, 2015 at 12:30
  • Maulik, Liberty Fine Art Gallery, Jackson Fine Art Gallery, Visual Art Gallery Auckland, Sawtooth School for visual art, Doral Cultural Art Gallery, etc.
    – Khan
    Commented Jun 11, 2015 at 1:41
  • Correct, but then they are followed by a proper noun in most of the cases. Jackson, Liberty, Sawtooth, Doral etc. Again, as I said, it's not incorrect. @Khan
    – Maulik V
    Commented Jun 11, 2015 at 5:28

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