On Tuesday, May 8 at 7 p.m. the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design will present Brown Davis Interiors: DC Miami Design Mix, a lecture by acclaimed interior designers Rob Brown and Todd Davis, co-sponsored by the Washington Design Center.
Brown and Davis will discuss their interior design approach and share images of their projects. Founded in Washington, D.C. by Rob Brown and Todd Davis in 1994, Brown Davis has designed two residences for the Clintons, the British Embassy residence, and other high-profile projects. In D.C., they are increasingly commissioned to infuse their clients’ homes with a less conservative, more modern, but still classically-based sensibility.
Villa Nirvana, photograph by Ken Hayden
Brown Davis has a second office in Miami Beach, which has provided the designers fresh inspiration and growth in artistic styles and inspiration. According to the designers, "Miami’s saturated hues and tropical landscape has influenced a bold aesthetic that resists conformity. It is instead a uniquely American perspective, fusing the traditional roots of classicism, with an exuberant, sensual vitality.” Tickets are $12 for Corcoran members, $15 for non-members, $7.50 for non-Corcoran students; and free admission for Corcoran students, staff, and faculty. Click here for more information and to register.
British Embassy, photograph by Gordon Beall
The privately-funded Corcoran Gallery of Art was founded in 1869. It was America’s first dedicated art museum and today is Washington’s largest nonfederal museum of art. It is known internationally for its distinguished collection of historical and modern American art as well as contemporary art, photography, European painting, sculpture, and the decorative arts. Corcoran offers a range of educational programming along with its schedule of exhibitions, which seek to enrich perspectives and support the local arts community. The Corcoran College of Art + Design was founded in 1890 and stands as Washington’s only four-year college of art and design, offering BFA degrees in Digital Media Design, Fine Art, Fine Art Photography, Graphic Design, Interior Design, and Photojournalism; a BA in Art Studies; a five-year Bachelor of Fine Arts/Master of Arts in Teaching (BFA/MAT); an AFA in Digital Media Design, Fine Art, Graphic Design, and Photography; and MA degrees in Art and the Book, Art Education, Exhibition Design, Interior Design, Master of Arts in Teaching, and New Media Photojournalism. The College’s Continuing Education program offers part-time credit and non-credit classes for children and adults and draws more than 2,500 participants each year.