This dual-function gallery reverses from a space of display to a fluid space for performances, and art openings. In both functions, the conventional notion of gallery as neutral condition is challenged. When functioning asa a display gallery, a series of layers create three discrete gallery spaces. Starting at the street, layers of increasing privacy defined by the glass veils create the primary gallery upstairs and the secondary gallery below. The cantilevered steel stairs create the threshold to the most private zone of the double height private gallery. When the space assumes a dynamic configuration, the two large pivoting partitions are repositioned to allow for continuous movement from the street level to the lower level.