Storefront for Art and Architecture

Storefront for Art and Architecture amplifies the understanding of the built environment through artistic practice. Storefront chronicles the changing urban landscape, and remains committed to producing and presenting work about diverse notions of place and public life. Through exhibitions, events, and other public programming, Storefront provides alternative platforms for dialogue and collaboration across disciplinary, geographic, and ideological boundaries. Key projects include Performance A-Z (1982), Homeless at Home (1985), After Tilted Arc (1985), Queer Space (1994), NY Masjid: The Mosques of New York (1996), A Civilian Occupation (2003), Aquí vive gente: Museum of History and Community of Puerta de Tierra (2019), Public Space in A Private Time (2022), among many others. This year, for their 40th anniversary, Storefront launched On the Ground, a yearlong research project and exhibition series about New York City’s ground floor. Through a close look at the urban typology of the storefront, this expansive endeavor presents newly commissioned artistic explorations about the critical role storefronts play in shaping public life. The project will unfold through three exhibitions, an open call, a radio show, a public program, and a thematic reader.

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Past Works

Public Space In A Private Time, 2022. Photo by Andrea Molina Cuadro.

New Land Plaza-You Can't Beat A New York Original (Canal Street Research Association), 2023. Photo by PJ Rountree.

What Black Is This You Say, (Amanda Williams), 2022. Photo by Michael Oliver.