“The prepondering styles appear to be the Greek, Moresque and Celtic, with a dash of Egyptian, the Persian and the Japanese in the appropriate places.”
– Decorator and Furnisher, 1885
When the Veterans Room opened in 1881, it was hailed by The New York Times as “unique in its appointments and decorations, and is undoubtedly the most magnificent apartment of the kind in this country.” With its exquisite melding of styles and mediums evident in the creative collaboration of Louis C. Tiffany and Associated Artists in the new Aesthetic Movement style, this room represents the exuberance and innovation of exceptional young artisans approaching the decorative arts with a new vision.
Join us for a new series of events inspired by the exotic beauty of the newly-reopened space and the inventive spirit of the designers who conceived it. Curated by jazz pianist, composer, and MacArthur Fellow Jason Moran, these performances feature a diverse mix of contemporary classical, performative art, and an improvisational approach to jazz. These cutting-edge interventions are created by dynamic artists and artistic pairings that harken back to the imagination present at the room’s inception, while testing the limits of the space and pushing their art forms in bold, new directions.
Camille Norment and Craig Taborn
Ryan Trecartin and Lizzie Fitch
Louis Andriessen and Jason Moran
Pauline Oliveros and Ione
Image: James Ewing
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