1708 Gallery’s mission is to present exceptional new art. 1708 Gallery is committed to providing opportunities for artistic innovation for emerging and established artists and to expanding the understanding and appreciation of new art for the public. Its exhibition program features recent and newly commissioned work by artists who engage critically with the culture of our times, and whose practices highlight overlooked, under-valued or speculative subject positions. 1708 mounts six exhibitions annually in its main gallery space, organizes several satellite projects, including the annual InLight Richmond festival, and publishes an online journal, ext. 1708. 1708’s public art initiatives cultivate dialogue and exchange with a range of Richmond neighborhoods, expanding the diversity of participants in its programs and connecting its curatorial efforts to those of peer organizations around the country.
We acknowledge our culture’s systemic marginalization of artists because of race, gender, religion, age, ability, sexual orientation, and/or immigration status among other factors. We actively seek to highlight the work of under-represented practitioners and support efforts to address entrenched inequities.
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts