Williamsburg Art & Historical Center

Official Homepage: www.wahcenter.net/

Fee: Always free

Sun. 12 PM–6 PM
Mon. Closed
Tue. Closed
Wed. 1 PM–6 PM
Thu. 1 PM–6 PM
Fri. 1 PM–6 PM
Sat. 12 PM–6 PM
135 Broadway
Brooklyn, New York 11211
(718) 486-7372

Check the WAH Center website for additional hours, special pricing/discounts, and closure dates.


The WAH Center (website) is a Gallery (Historical) in New York.
Official description from WAH Center:
In late October 1996, Yuko Nii founded the non-profit The WAH Center (Williamsburg Art & Historical Center) based upon her Bridge Concept. That concept envisions a multifaceted, multicultural art center whose mission is to coalesce the diverse artistic community, and create a bridge between local, national and international artists, emerging and established artists, and artists of all disciplines. Thus through the international language of art we come to understand each other to create a more peaceful and integrated world. The WAH Center is a force for peace and understanding and it’s concept is incorporated in its acronym: “WAH” in Japanese means “peace” or “harmony” or “unity.”
Wikipedia excerpt:
Kings County Savings Bank is a New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission-designated building in the Williamsburg, Brooklyn section of New York City. It is an example of French Second Empire style architecture. Construction of the building began in 1860, to designs of William H. Willcox of Brooklyn, in partnership with prominent New York architect Gamaliel King,working as King & Wilcox. The structure was continuously occupied by banks until the 1990s. The Williamsburg Art & Historical Center has been operating in the building since 1996. The Kings County Savings Bank building was built between 1860 and 1867. It is 43½ by 81 feet on the outside dimension and is constructed of Dorchester sandstone. It has three main floors, each a single large room. On the first and second floors, the main rooms contain six tall Corinthian columns, formed of cast iron, while the third floor is entirely open. The first floor retains its massive gas chandeliers and ornately carved woodwork.

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

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

Official WAH Center Links
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