The Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Art Gallery, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was founded by Korean born American artist Po Kim and his wife, American artist Sylvia Wald. The Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Art Gallery's primary mission is to preserve, maintain and perpetuate the legacy of the founders' uniquely accomplished artistic careers and to exhibit the founders' art works to promote and widen the public appreciation.
In recognizing the importance of mutual understanding and the acceptance between Eastern and Western cultures, the organization promotes cultural harmony through the arts by sponsoring and hosting temporary art exhibitions, dance and music performances, and other artistic events of national and international artists, known or promising. By working together with national and international artists, the organization aims to provide a catalyst for deeper intercultural dialogue between the diverse community of New York and the artistic communities of the world.
Founded in 2005, the organization began facilitating public access to the studios of Sylvia Wald and Po Kim and to their art works. The organization's educational program includes a guided tour of the working studios and the roof top garden of Sylvia Wald and Po Kim. In 2009, working with local and international cultural institutions, the organization began to host special temporary exhibitions of art works by local and international artists. The Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Art Gallery is situated in the most artistically vibrant neighborhood of New York City. With many international student and artist residents, and the close proximity to institutions such as New York University, Cooper Union and the New Museum of Contemporary Art makes the area a dynamic cultural destination.