On Tuesday, May 23rd, Storefront will host its 2017 Spring Benefit: ARTIFACT, at Federal Hall, an artifact of democracy located at 26 Wall Street. Federal Hall was the site of the first United States Capitol, the venue that hosted the inauguration of the first U.S. President, and the place where the U.S. Bill of Rights was introduced to the first Congress. Today, the hall is owned and operated by the National Park Service.
ARTIFACT honors Denise Scott Brown, whose visionary architectural practice has led us to re-examine existing urban forms, and Murray Moss, whose design and curation work has been seminal in creating new and innovative objects from around the world.
The event also serves as the launch New Artifacts, the first iteration of an initiative called Storefront Editions. New Artifacts presents a set of limited pieces specially commissioned for this event by an artist, an architect, and a designer.