Gallery Talk with James and Karla Murray

Open for Business: The Art of the Storefront

Join MAS and artists James and Karla Murray on Monday, December 14 for a special, guided conversation about Open for Business: The Art of the Storefront, which recently opened on MAS’s Doris C. and Alan J. Freedman Gallery. They will select a number of photos from the online exhibition to discuss their “Storefront” photography as a means for artistic intervention to help draw attention to and preserve the wonderful “Mom-and-Pop” stores that define each neighborhood of New York City.

If you missed this event, you can watch a recording of it on the MAS YouTube Channel.

Monday, December 14
12:00 PM — 1:00 PM

Virtual Event


Long Island Bar & Restaurant: Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. This historic seafarer's bar/restaurant was founded in 1951 by Emma & Buddy Sullivan and remained empty for many years after Emma retired but was fully restored including its historic neon signage and reopened in 2013.

About the Artists

James and Karla Murray are husband-and-wife architectural and interior photographers and multi-media artists based in New York City. For the past twenty-five years they have focused their lens on the streetscape through portraits of storefronts and shop owners and have strived to capture moments of city life that often go undocumented but capture the spirit, energy and cultural diversity of individual neighborhoods. They made it their mission to thoroughly document unique ‘mom-and-pop’ stores when they began to notice the alarming rate at which the shops were disappearing. Their critically acclaimed books include Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York, New York Nights, Store Front II- A History Preserved, and Broken Windows-Graffiti NYC. James and Karla live in the East Village of Manhattan with their rescue dog Hudson.

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