CAA Arts Access Event: Tour of Upper East Side Galleries

Recent Alumni
Arts Professionals

CAA Arts Access Event: Tour of Upper East Side Galleries

With CAA Arts Access Committee Member Althea Viafora-Kress '00GS
Date and time 
Feb 16, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Tour, Exhibition, Discussion
Architecture & Design
Visual Arts
Event type 
Arts Access Event

Alumni and Guests $15

Columbia Students $5

Mendes Wood and Michael Werner Gallery
Meeting place will be confirmed to registered attendees
Various Upper East Side Galleries
New York, NY 10065
United States

Spend the afternoon with fellow arts-minded students and alumni for a gallery tour of three Upper East Side galleries with CAA Arts Access Committee member Althea Viafora-Kress ‘00GS. We will meet with the directors of each gallery and learn about the artists they represent and the current exhibitions on view. We will be walking from 66th Street to 77th Street and making stops along the way at Mendes Wood, Michael Werner Gallery, and a third gallery to be announced shortly.

Attendees will learn about contemporary art, the galleries and its works in context in a manner that invites discussion. After the gallery visits, we invite you to join us at Flora Bar located inside Met Breuer for coffee and discussion to enhance your learning experience. Refreshments are included in the registration fee.

The meeting location will be confirmed via email the week of the event, along with other event details. Please note space is extremely limited. All sales are final and non-refundable. 

Questions? Please contact

About Mendes Wood

Mendes Wood DM was founded in 2010 by partners Felipe Dmab, Matthew Wood and Pedro Mendes with the intent to exhibit international and Brazilian artists in a context conducive to critical dialogue and cross-pollination. Central to the gallery’s program is a concern for regional difference and individuation while fostering cosmopolitanism and collaboration. Inspired by a belief that artistic practices broaden the scope of human agency and have the power to both touch and change the world, Mendes Wood DM cultivates a program premised on conceptualism, political resistance and intellectual rigor.

Learn more about the gallery here.

About Michael Werner Gallery

In 1963, Michael Werner opened his first gallery, Werner & Katz, in Berlin, Germany with the first solo exhibition of Georg Baselitz. Galerie Michael Werner was later established in Cologne in 1969. Since then, Galerie Michael Werner has worked with several of the most important artists of the twentieth century, including Marcel Broodthaers, James Lee Byars, Peter Doig, Jörg Immendorff, Per Kirkeby, Eugène Leroy, Markus Lüpertz, A.R. Penck, Sigmar Polke and Don Van Vliet. Michael Werner Gallery opened its doors in New York in 1990 with eventual partner Gordon VeneKlasen. The gallery currently occupies the historic East 77 Street townhouse where legendary dealer Leo Castelli once kept his gallery.

Learn more about the gallery here.