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.
“Our grantees range from small arts organizations with one staff member to major museums, yet they all provide essential resources for artists as well as innovative platforms for critical cultural dialogue. Creative risk-taking is at the heart of this country’s most meaningful social, political, and cultural developments, therefore we are proud to stand behind artist-centered organizations that support experimental practice.”
Joel Wachs, President