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.
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.Educators
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 · November 30, 2018
Educator Open House: Exploring Image-Making
This open house explores image-making using works of art by Manet, Matisse, and artists from the Harlem Renaissance. The program includes a presentation by artist Randy Williams and visual analysis, drawing, and writing activities that support classroom learning and align with common core curriculum speaking and listening standards.See More
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
Posing Modernity October 18, 2018
Duke Ellington's Portraits and Self-Portraits
Join us for a live music and illustrated presentation highlighting Duke Ellington's musical self-portraits and his portraits of people he admired--many of whom were black women. Ellington composed several of these works just prior to Matisse’s visit to Harlem in 1930-31; they could well have been among the works the French artist heard while here. Particularly when portraying black women, how might we compare these two artists' portraits?