Installation view from the inaugural Uptown exhibition held June 2 - August 20, 2017

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 information.



How do I make a reservation? Are they free?

Reservations to view the exhibitions on view in the gallery can be made here free of charge. We recommend that you plan ahead. If you plan on visiting with a friend or colleague, please ensure that each individual visitor secures their own individual reservation. CU affiliate visitors must be compliant with Columbia University’s health compact to enter the gallery.

Reservation slots are one hour each. Please arrive as close to the start of your scheduled arrival time as possible.

Why do I have to make a timed reservation? 

A timed reservation system has been instituted in order to ensure the number of visitors present in the gallery at any given time does not exceed the capacity we have determined necessary to support social distancing. Additionally, the system facilitates contact tracing should we learn that a visitor may have possibly been exposed to the SARS-CoV-2 virus during their time in the gallery.

Can I make a reservation on-site?

Due to the limited capacity for this exhibit, we will be unable to accommodate visitors who arrive without a reservation. However, guests are able to make same-day reservations on the mobile-friendly ticketing reservation site for any available timeslot.

Is the Wallach available for group visits?

The gallery is open to group visits of up to six persons at this time provided that the group will not exceed our overall occupancy limits and individual reservations are available. Each person will be required to fill out a separate reservation to enter the gallery. A gallery attendant is available to provide a brief overview of the exhibition only. Everyone in the group must observe our COVID-19 protocols. 

What is the Wallach doing to keep visitors safe?

The Wallach Art Gallery at the Lenfest Center for the Arts is compliant with the Key to NYC Executive Order. Therefore all guests entering the building will be required to show proof of vaccination and ID. The gallery is presently unable to admit children under 12.

Acceptable forms for proof of vaccination include:

-A photo or hard copy of their CDC vaccination card
-Official vaccine record
-A photo or hard copy of an official vaccination record of a vaccine administered outside the United States for one of the following vaccines: AstraZeneca/SK Bioscience, Serum Institute of India/COVISHIELD and Vaxzevria, Sinopharm, or Sinovac.

Acceptable forms for proof of identification include:

-Columbia University ID, or approved affiliated institution ID; e.g. Barnard College or Teachers College
-Driver's License
-Non-Driver Government ID card
-Columbia University ID, or approved affiliated institution ID; e.g. Barnard College or Teachers College

Additionally a number of guidelines and protocols have been instituted to help ensure their safety during the pandemic. These include:

-a timed reservation system
-mandatory mask wearing
-a physical distancing policy
-hand sanitizing stations have been installed

Is the Wallach hosting any public programming?

The gallery will continue to offer a range of virtual programming open to the public. A schedule of the Wallach’s online events can be found here.

In-person public programming, however, has been temporarily been suspended until the gallery can safely welcome larger audiences. 

How can I receive updates about the Wallach’s reopening plans?

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Up-to-date information about our reopening plans will also be posted on the homepage of our website,, and on the Wallach’s social media, and