The Dallas Morning News took a look at the new gallery space opened by Howard Rachofsky and Vernon Faulconer to show the art they had in storage:
The idea for The Warehouse came to Rachofsky and Faulconer as they sought a better way to store their collections. They were paying private companies to stow away works, Rachofsky said, and two wanted a practical, inexpensive building.
They purchased a building about three and a half years ago, Rachofsky said. Other locations they’d looked at included the Dallas Design District and near Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.
The space wasn’t originally meant to take over the public face of Rachofsky’s collection. That all snowballed, Feulmer said.
Plans were made to redo the building — just a big, open space with columns running through it. Feulmer said Rachofsky would walk off distances at museums, seeing what worked.
The Warehouse opened to the public in October 2012. It houses 16 galleries in 18,000 square feet of exhibition space, nearly double the size of the Rachofsky house. There’s still some space for storage — just not as much as what was first thought.
Works on display rotate in and out, with some co-owned by Dallas Museum of Art. The current exhibition, “Room by Room,” dedicates each gallery to one artist, visited in sequence.
Art collectors Rachofsky, Faulconer give public a peek inside The Warehouse (Dallas Morning News)