Wed:   12 – 6 pm
Thurs: 12 – 6 pm
Fri:      12 – 6 pm
Sat:     12 – 6 pm
Sun:    12 – 6 pm

Closed Monday/Tuesday and on these major holidays: Fourth of July, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. The gallery will remain closed the week following Christmas and will reopen to the public on January 3rd.


The Wallach Art Gallery is free and open to the public.


The Gallery does not have on-site parking but there are several parking garages serving West Harlem. The nearest garage is located at 630 West 131 St., for more information please visit this website. Other parking garages in the area include 69 St. Clair Place and 3270 Old Broadway.

Unfortunately, we do not rent the Gallery for private events. The only external events permitted at the Gallery are those organized by the University’s academic and extracurricular organizations. 

Other spaces in the Lenfest Center of the Arts including the The Lantern may be available. The staff of the Lenfest Center should be contacted for availability and pricing. The Wallach Art Gallery will consider special hours to provide access to the Gallery exhibitions during special University or private events scheduled in the Lenfest Center for the Arts.

Sketching is allowed, but we ask that only pencils and a moderate-sized notepad is used. No easels or paints will be permitted.

Unless otherwise noted, gallery visitors may take non-flash photographs for personal use. Photography made for commercial use, wedding photography, and formal distribution are prohibited.

Flash photography, videography, and the use of tripods are not permitted. To request permission to conduct a professional photo shoot, for press or other uses, please contact Columbia University Office of Communications and Public Affairs.

The Gallery does not offer on-site dining. No drinks or food will be permitted in the Gallery.

Self-guided groups are welcome, free of charge, to visit the Gallery’s exhibitions. All groups must register at least three weeks in advance, and acceptance of your reservation request is based on availability. This policy is designed to provide a enjoyable learning experience for everyone, and to ensure the safety and security of both museum visitors and art objects.

If you arrive carrying a backpack, umbrella, laptop, or any bag bigger than 11 x 14 inches, we will direct you to our lockers to store your items.

Feel free to text, tweet, or listen to audio resources during your visit. As a courtesy to other visitors, we ask that you please set your phone to vibrate and take all voice calls outside of the galleries.

Additionally, the museum has free wi-fi available in all public spaces, including the galleries, and other venues in the Lenfest Center of the Arts.

Unsolicited proposals will not be considered.

The Gallery and its staff are unable to authenticate or perform appraisals of works of art or artifacts for the public. We suggest that you consult a reputable art dealer, appraiser, or auction house.