Friday, May 16, 2014

After 5 years, the Michael Mut Gallery closes on Avenue C

Michael Mut, proprietor of the eponymous gallery, let us know that he has closed down the space at 97 Avenue C near East Seventh Street.

In the past five years, the sliver of a gallery has offered 47 exhibitions and, as he put it, "some amazing collaborations with talented artists and curators."

In addition to his gallery work in recent years, Mut founded the nonprofit organization called The Love Yourself Project in 2010. Its mission: "Celebrating and empowering communities around the world, spreading a message of unconditional self-love."

The organization, he said, will need all his time and dedication moving forward. "I have made so many valued friends along the way and I am truly grateful for those friendships as well as the many volunteers and interns who have supported the gallery and its mission," he said.

Wednesday was the gallery's last day. The space is in a building owned by the NYCHA.


Kim Davis said...

What a friendly, welcoming little space that was. I'll miss it.

Jill W. said...

I really enjoyed having the gallery on Ave C.