Morton Contemporary Art Gallery is the culmination of 15 years of passion for fine contemporary art. Our diverse contemporary art collection ranges from original works on canvas to sculpture, mixed-media, and photography. We specialize in representing and promoting innovative emerging and established artists from around the world.
Morton Contemporary embodies an ethical as well as aesthetic vision, a commitment to equity and inclusion in tune with worldwide social movements. Debbie Morton, owner and founder of Morton Contemporary, aims to diversify not only the audience for fine art, but its source by elevating the work of traditionally underrepresented artists such as women and artists of color from around the globe. Debbie Morton actively participates in local philanthropic endeavors including supporting fundraising efforts for nonprofits and increasing engagement between artists and their communities.
Leveraging their art expertise and an eye for design, our art consultants connect clients with art that embodies their distinct tastes, viewpoints, and sensibilities. Morton Contemporary is dedicated to establishing art collections that adhere to our clients’ aesthetic and budgetary objectives. We also excel at working in the corporate sector, furnishing beautiful works of art to outfit any commercial space. We offer a special trade discount program for designers and architects as well.
Who we are
GALLERY DIRECTOR/ OWNER
Debbie drives the creative vision of Morton Contemporary art gallery. Her love of art dates back to childhood when her father, Arnie Morton—founder of the renowned restaurant chain, Morton’s Steakhouse—filled their family’s home with contemporary and classical works of art. She would earn a bachelor’s degree in literature at the University of Pennsylvania, a master’s degree in comparative religion at Harvard University, and spend a year in Jerusalem on scholarship at Hebrew University. This confluence of narrative, art, ethics, spirituality, and culture helped Morton develop a unique perspective and keen eye for art in its variety of forms, leading to a successful, 15-year career in documentary filmmaking. During her professional and personal travels, Morton’s love affair with contemporary, European emerging artists began. Initially, she curated for her own personal collection, then chose works for friends and relatives. Ultimately, her love of sharing fine, accessible art and her commitment to expanding the range of featured voices led to Morton Contemporary in the heart of Philadelphia.