WHY Architecture will transform the former Barneys flagship into a multifaceted fine arts hub

The former Manhattan flagship of defunct upscale department store Barneys New York at 660 Madison Avenue will be converted into Art House, a first-of-its-kind fine arts platform described as “an extraordinary new hub for art galleries, philanthropy, and ideas” that will “support the revitalization of the city’s creative economy.” Kulapat Yantrasast’s WHY Architecture is heading the redesign of the space with Brian Butterfield serving as the design leader.

Art House will debut on November 4 with Art House New York Fall, a flagship event that will see over 60 exhibitors populating dedicated spaces spread across five floors of the former luxury fashion emporium, including its famed windows facing 60th

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