October 7, 2023
2 - 3 pm
Is it the fight of the century, a marriage of convenience, or the complete happiness package? The relationship between architecture and art, or better said, the conflict that can arise between the ambitions of the artist and those of the architect, can work to create a sublime or less than excellent experience. We've all seen it go wrong — "Oh look, the pillows on the sofa match the curtains," and felt embarrassed. Join us for a conversation between two creators at the height of their careers as they speak on integrating art and architecture.
Cushner and Jameson are long-time friends and frequent collaborators. Jameson-designed homes are a dramatic presence throughout the region and across the country. His forceful assertion of essential structural elements, dramatic volumes, and the seductive employment of surface materials are easily recognized. You know when you are in a Jameson home. Cushner's painterly work is of such a bold presence that collectors initially found it difficult — then quickly realized the raw, seductive beauty in the work. The conversion from skeptics to believers has resulted in an admirably successful career. Whether the Cushner is in the US Embassy in Ankara, Turkey or the artist-designed porcelain chargers decorating hipster dinner tables — a Cushner is a status symbol.
American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016
This talk coincides with the exhibition, CUSHNER, on view at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center through December 10, 2023.