Storefront for Art and Architecture

Storefront for Art and Architecture is a 30-year-old nonprofit committed to advancing innovative positions in architecture, art, and design. Its exhibitions, artist talks, film screenings, conferences, and publications generate dialogue and collaboration across geographic, ideological, and disciplinary boundaries. As a public forum for emerging voices, Storefront explores vital issues in art and architecture to increase awareness of and interest in contemporary design.

Storefront serves its mission through organizing exhibitions; providing free events that offer artists, professionals, and members of the general public the opportunity to exchange ideas through public discourse; hosting international competitions for artists, architects, and designers; producing publications; and supporting special offsite projects.


The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation is funding three unique collaborative projects over three years that pair artists and architects: Jimenez Lai and Grayson Cox are designing and constructing a multifunctional table the exact size of Storefront that will move around New York and the globe to host lectures, dinners, and workshops; Jana Winderen and Marc Fornes are creating an urban sound-hall installation of oceanographic sounds never heard before; and Skylar Tibbits and Lucy McRae are collaborating to create experimental wearable architectural prototypes, based on how bodies move, breath, and interact in the contemporary city.

Photo: Brett Beyer. Courtesy Storefront for Art and Architecture