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CANCELED Designing Art of the Stage and Book Signing with Exhibition Designer Rush Jenkins

Visitors of the special exhibition, Art of the Stage: Picasso to Hockney, feel as if they are on stage and behind the curtain as they navigate through the gallery. Join us and Rush Jenkins, designer of the exhibition and principal of WRJ Designs (Jackson Hole, WY), as he shares insight on the inspiration and execution of the design process behind the MFA’s Art of the Stage exhibit. Jenkins was also the designer behind the MFA’s popular exhibition, Jewels of the Imagination: Radiant Masterworks by Jean Schlumberger from the Mellon Collection. After his talk, he will sign copies of his new book, “Natural Elegance: Luxurious Mountain Living” (Vendome).

Rush Jenkins has worked in the design industry for over 30 years, but his design aesthetic was formed much earlier. Growing up in Idaho, Rush’s palette was informed by the natural environment of the nearby Teton Mountain range and the rolling acreage of his family’s farmland. After obtaining his undergraduate degree in Landscape Architecture from Cal Poly, Rush set his aesthetic sights across the Atlantic, where he refined his design expertise through his studies at the Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London. Rush’s association with Sotheby’s continued when he became the Director of Design for their New York auction house. There, he had the privilege of leading the design for exhibitions for the collections of many American luminaries.

Following his dual passions for Interior Design and the American West, Rush moved to Jackson Hole, Wyoming where he and his partner, Klaus Baer, established the headquarters of WRJ Design. Rush leads the vision for WRJ’s talented team of designers who have a combined expertise in design conceptualization, technical planning and creative execution of projects for their clients.

Today, Rush’s knowledge of interiors, art, architecture and landscape architecture is applied to designing beautiful retreats, where people find comfort in harmonious surroundings.

FREE with Admission

Want to enjoy more interesting talks and events during this special exhibition? Check out our full schedule here! MFA Members enjoy free admission for 12 months, early access to special exhibitions, discounts at our Store and Café, reciprocal benefits to hundreds of museum across the country, and more.


Event Details

April 11, 2020

1–2:30 pm

Event Categories

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

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