White Columns

Official Homepage: www.whitecolumns.org/

Fee: Always free

Sun. Closed
Mon. Closed
Tue. 12 PM–6 PM
Wed. 12 PM–6 PM
Thu. 12 PM–6 PM
Fri. 12 PM–6 PM
Sat. 12 PM–6 PM
320 W 13th Street
Manhattan, New York 10014
(212) 924-4212

Check the White Columns website for additional hours, special pricing/discounts, and closure dates.


The White Columns (website) is a Gallery in New York.
Official description from White Columns:

White Columns is New York's oldest alternative art space. It was founded in 1970 by Jeffrey Lew and Gordon Matta-Clark as an experimental platform for artists. Originally located in SoHo (and known as the 112 Workshop/112 Greene Street), the organization was renamed White Columns when it moved to Spring Street in 1979. In 1991 White Columns moved to Christopher Street in the West Village, and in 1998 the gallery relocated to its present address on the border of the West Village and Meat Packing District.

White Columns presents an ongoing program of exhibitions, projects, talks, screenings, and events. It is a not-for-profit gallery which is open to the public, free-of-charge, eleven months per year.

Wikipedia excerpt:
White Columns is New York City’s oldest alternative non-profit space and one of its most prestigious. White Columns is known as a show case for up and coming artists. It is primarily devoted to emerging artists who are not affiliated with galleries. All work submitted is looked at by the director. Some of the artists receive studio visits and some of those artists are exhibited. White Columns maintained a Slide Registry of emerging artists which is now an online Curated Artist Registry. White Columns was founded in 1970, in the SoHo neighborhood of New York City, by Jefferey Lew and Gordon Matta-Clark. It was known as 112 Workshop/112 Greene Street. In 1979 it relocated to Spring Street, in SoHo, and was renamed White Columns. Directors of White Columns have included Josh Baer, Tom Solomon, Bill Arning, Paul Ha, Lauren Ross, and current director Matthew Higgs. In 1991 it moved to Christopher Street in Greenwich Village and then in 1998 to its present location on the border of Greenwich Village and the Meat Packing District in Manhattan.

We don't have any current exhibitions on file, most likely because we're still collecting listings.

In the meantime, check out the White Columns homepage or our exhibitions list for N.Y.-wide exhibits.

Official White Columns Links
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