Experience Wallach Art Gallery Education and Public Program events and activities. 

The Wallach Art Gallery offers Education and Public Programming experiences for visitors of all ages. Gallery programs, family workshops, and public programs promote discussion about exhibitions and offer a framework for thinking about the role of art and creativity in daily life.

Advance registration is required for all adult and student groups of 10 or more.

All programs and events are free of charge and open to the public. 

Public Programs

Join us for panel discussions, gallery talks,conversations and creative offerings such as readings and performance pieces relating to Wallach Art Gallery exhibitions. 

Public Programs

Family Programs

Artmaking and creative self-expression are at the heart of Family Workshops. Inspired by Wallach Art Gallery exhibitions, workshop activities bring families together for fun and creative interactive learning experiences. All workshops are free.  



The Wallach Art Gallery welcomes teachers and educators to see the gallery as an extension of their classroom.  Visits involve object-based inquiry and facilitated discussion about art works and primary source materials. Hour-long guided visits are available upon request free of charge.


Group Visits

Learn more about Wallach Art Gallery exhibitions! Bring your group for a guided gallery conversation and discover multiple perspectives for understanding works on view in a setting that supports and encourages close looking, critical thinking and informal discussion between visitors.

Group Visits

Posing Modernity: The Black Model from Manet and Matisse to Today

The Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University and the Musée d’Orsay partner to present an exhibition entitled Posing Modernity: The Black Model from Manet and Matisse to Today in New York and Le Modèle noir, de Géricault à Matisse in Paris.

Posing Modernity exhibition page

Bordeaux, Forgotten Black Metropolis

Bordeaux may be known for its red wine and its historic architecture but before there was Black Paris there was Black Bordeaux. Beginning in the eighteenth century, Bordeaux was a site of migration, artisanal labor, and industrial expansion using enslaved and free black labor. Historian Lorelle Semley finds traces of these African and Caribbean women, men, and children in tattered documents, rare paintings, and in the very map of the city. Imagining this Black Bordeaux also allows us to rethink Black Paris and Black France beyond the music, art, and politics of the twentieth century. Lorelle D. Semley, Associate Professor, Department of History, College of the Holy Cross

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