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

The Wallach Art Gallery is pleased to reopen to the public on Fridays and Saturdays. Wednesdays and Thursdays will remain restricted to visitors from the Columbia University community who have completed the required protocols for returning to campus, including a COVID-19 diagnostic test and a daily symptom self-check. Reservations are required. 

The Wallach Art Gallery is continuing to work toward reopening to a broader public. To receive up to date information about evolving plans sign up for our email list and follow us on instagram @WallachArtGallery.



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. Vistors on Wednesdays and Thursdays must be compliant with Columbia University’s health compact to enter the gallery. Visitors on Friday and Saturday must complete an a self-attestation form, wear a mask and observe social distancing.

Reservation slots are one hour each. Please arrive as close to the start of your scheduled arrival time as possible. Capacity is limited so arrivals who are more than 30 minutes  after the hour will not be admitted.

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 is committed to the well-being of our visitors. 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

We have also removed stationary benches. Light-weight portable stools are available for use upon request. Hand sanitizing stations are present in the 6th floor lobby.

Is the Wallach hosting any public programming?

The gallery will conitnue 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 such a time that we 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