Glass House Presents

David Adjaye + Thelma Golden

David Adjaye and Thelma Golden discuss the interplay between art and architecture.

David Adjaye is one of Britain’s leading contemporary architects. Born in Tanzania to Ghanaian parents, Adjaye’s influences range from contemporary art, music, and science to African art forms and the civic life of cities. In 1994 he set up his first office, where his ingenious use of materials and his sculptural ability established him as an architect with an artist’s sensibility and vision. He and his team are currently at work on a range of private and public projects, including a social housing scheme in New York’s Sugar Hill and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

Thelma Golden is the Director and Chief Curator of the Studio Museum in Harlem, an art museum founded in 1968 whose mission is to serve as the nexus for artists of African descent locally, nationally, and internationally. She has organized numerous groundbreaking exhibitions at a range of institutions throughout her career and, under her leadership, the Studio Museum has gained increasing renown as a global leader in the exhibition of contemporary art, a center for innovative education, and a site for diverse audiences to exchange ideas about art and society. Golden is currently a member of the Committee for the Preservation of the White House and was appointed to the position by President Barack Obama in 2010.

Glass House Presents was generously supported by an anonymous donor.

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