Ownership actively contributes to the cultural community as an expression of ongoing commitment to excellence in the visual arts and architecture.

Since 2005, 499 Park has underwritten contemporary art exhibitions in the building’s lobby gallery. Working with internationally renowned curators, galleries and artists, the building has sponsored over 20 rotating shows during that time. Work is selected from emerging as well as more established artists, and shows are organized thematically. Representative shows have included painting, prints, photography, small scale sculpture, and installations.

Among the artists whose work have been exhibited are: Chuck Close, Alex Katz, Robert Zakanitch, Thomas Downing, Doug Ohlson, Ray Parker and Robert Swain.

Art Program Information: PDF:
Action PainterEdvins Strautmanis Download
Architecture of DesireNorman Bluhm Download
Coastal ViewsJon Imber, Massimo Vitali Download
Color As PrimeRobert Swain Download
Color Field PaintersFriedel Dzubas, Dan Christensen Download
Color Into LineRay Parker Download
Heroic AbstractionDoug Ohlson Download
Jon Schueler's SongJon Schueler Download
Mapping Infinity and MoreTheodoros Stamos Download
Patterns and ProgressionsLarry Schulte Download
Staged RealitiesJeremy Blake, Oliver Boberg, Peter Garfield, Kim Keever, David Levinthal Download
SurfacingDoug Hall, Karl Pilato, Robert Polidori, Robert Zakanitch, John Zinsser Download
The Altered LandscapeRandy Bolton, Jay Hart, Kim Keever, Stephanie Lempert, David Maisel Download
The IndependentsJasmina Danowski, Hisao Hanafusa, Nancy Haynes, Roberto Juarez, Frank Metz, Tony Palladino, John Zinsser Download
Them, You, UsTina Barney, Doug Hall, Chuck Close, Alex Kat Download
This is BigJuan Gomez, Laura Mcphee, Joel Meyerowitz, Robert Polidori, Neva Sills Download
Washington Color PainterThomas Downing Download
Walpole's LeapCharles Butterly, Michael Goldberg, Santi Moix, Abelardo Morell, Jon Nathanson, Lucio Pozzi, Lynn Stern, John Zinsser Download
Ways of SeeingJames Biederman, Mary Heilmann, Joel Longenecker, Ryan Mcginness, Abelardo Morell Download