neighborhood highlights

Must-See West Village

by David Sokol, 03/30/2011

9 of 11

  • White Columns
    320 W. 13th St., 212-924-4212
    The West Village is home of Westbeth Artists' Housing, the largest community of artists in the world. Ask any of these residents to name her dream venue and she'll respond, "White Columns." The nearby gallery is New York's oldest alternative art space, and it's recognized as one of the world's best noses for new talent. Founded in 1970 by Jeffrey Lew and Gordon Matta-Clark, White Columns has provided a showcase for Matta-Clark as well as other legends like Kiki Smith, Felix Gonzalez-Torres and Lorna Simpson. Today the gallery, which reviews new portfolios incessantly, can host as many as four solo shows at once, and a series of vitrines near the entrance contain pick-up exhibitions. White Columns has occupied this West Village space since 1998, and in addition to its free shows, it organizes talks, screenings and other events. The entrance is on the Horatio Street side of the building. 

9 of 11

check-in date

check-out date