• The newest Wallach Kids activity shines a spotlight on personal objects that hold memories. Tapping into objects with special meaning, this guided drawing activity is a way to visualize memories while also introducing the concept of abstract art.

    Don’t forget to share your drawings with us using #wallachkids!




  • Godzilla Asian American Arts Network 1990-2001

  • Godzilla: Asian American Arts Network 1990–2001 is a comprehensive anthology of writings, art projects, publications, correspondence, organizational documents, and other archival ephemera from the trailblazing Asian artist collective. 

    The collective known as Godzilla: Asian American Arts Network was formed in 1990 to support the production of critical discourse around Asian American art and increase the visibility of Asian American artists, curators, and writers, who were negotiating a historically exclusionary art world and society. Founded by Ken Chu, Bing Lee, and Margo Machida, Godzilla produced exhibitions, publications, and community collaborations that sought to stimulate social change through art and advocacy. 

    Director and Chief Curator of the Wallach Art Gallery Betti-Sue Hertz contributed an essay to the publication about the exhibition Here and Now, Now and Then, hosted by the Longwood Arts Gallery in 1992.

    Click here for more information or to purchase a copy of the anthology.


  • Sreshta Rit Premnath: Grave/Grove

    September 17, 2021 through February 27, 2022 | Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • For his solo exhibition at the CAC, Premnath explores how shared spaces of growth and care, such as community gardens or nurseries, can be embedded within dehumanizing spaces of collective discipline and confinement, such as detention centers or refugee camps. Weeds sourced from communities around the museum grow between sheets of aluminum cut to resemble unfolded cardboard boxes. Above these, suspended figurative sculptures hang in pairs, submitting to gravity as they lean on each other for support. Drawing from his own experience as an immigrant to the United States and an advocate for the rights of asylum seekers and incarcerated individuals, Premnath employs weeds as an allegory for the complex relationship that so-called outsiders have to the land they occupy. “The condition of being different — ‘other’ — becomes a radical precondition for political possibility.” Premnath writes, “The very bodies that do not count — that are dead to the social process — hold the key to reanimate the social.”

    Premnath recently exhibited his work at the Wallach Art Gallery in the exhibition The Protest and The Recuperation and was co-editor and contributing author for the companion publication.

Hero image: Installation view of "Uptown Triennial 2020"
Gallery Hours: 

Weds: noon – 6 pm
Thurs: noon – 6 pm
Fri: noon – 6 pm
Sat: noon - 6 pm


The gallery is pleased to welcome all vaccinated visitors. Please be advised that the Wallach's public access dates and hours are subject to shifting Covid conditions. Please check our website for the most up to date informaton.

Reservations will be required.

Proof of vaccination and photo I.D. is required for all visitors. The gallery is unable to admit children under 12.  Please read our Visitor FAQ for more information on this requirement and the gallery's Covid protocols.

Wallach Art Gallery

Lenfest Center for the Arts
Columbia University
615 West 129th Street


The Lonely Planet, September 1, 2021: "9/11 Anniversary: How this remnant of the World Trade Center became a symbol of NYC's resilience" previews the Wallach's  exhibition The Way We Remember.


The New York Times, July 29, 2021: The Protest and The Recuperation is named one of "5 art gallery shows to see right now."




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