White Columns is New York’s oldest alternative art space. It was founded in 1970 by a group of artists including Jeffrey Lew and Gordon Matta-Clark as an experimental platform for art. White Columns presents an ongoing program of exhibitions, projects, talks, screenings, and events. Additionally, it has a record label ‘The Sound of White Columns’ that releases vinyl-only recordings by artist-performers. The organization is a consistently vital supporter of emerging and under-recognized artists, especially those with disabilities and has endeavored to make the art world more inclusive and diverse.
“The Foundation’s commitment to supporting artists by funding the institutions that incubate, encourage, exhibit and critically engage their work is unwavering. Non-profit arts organizations face profound challenges due to the political, economic, social and cultural upheavals of our current moment. At the same time, and more than ever, artists need the supportive community and creative encouragement that these organizations provide.”
Joel Wachs, President