New York, NY— Jason T. Busch has been appointed Director of the Jason Jacques Gallery in Manhattan, as announced by Jason Jacques, principal of his eponymous New York-based gallery. Mr. Busch will collaborate with Mr. Jacques on the exhibitions, publications, and sale strategy for the gallery’s programs in modern and contemporary ceramics and design.
“I have long admired Jason Busch’s seasoned connoisseurship and passion for art, not to mention his ability to cultivate patrons across collecting categories,” says Mr. Jacques. “His proven success in decorative arts and design exhibitions and scholarship will provide a launching pad for directing the ambitious programs at my gallery.”
According to Mr. Jacques, forthcoming initiatives in 2017 include solo exhibitions of the work of Kim Simonsson, Beth Cavener, and Aneta Regel. “We are also excited about our 2018 exhibition season when we will mount an important show with a major catalogue featuring the work of early 20th century French ceramists, advancing our gallery’s past efforts in exhibiting the work of such masters as Georges Hoentschel, Edmond Lachenal and Clement Massier,” he adds.
Says Jason Busch: “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work beside Jason Jacques, who has been a friend and kindred spirit for more than a decade. His energy and creative mind are inspiring, as exemplified by his thought-provoking exhibitions and publications on 19th- and 20th-century ceramics, as well as the work of living artists. I look forward to our collaboration promoting artists today while also showcasing the relevance of historic objects to contemporary work.
About Jason T. Busch
Busch brings to his new role two decades of experience in the arts, serving as curator of decorative arts at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art and Minneapolis Institute of Art, chief curator at Carnegie Museum of Art, deputy director at the Saint Louis Art Museum, and division director for decorative arts at Sotheby’s. He has fostered relationships with collectors across the country and secured significant gifts of art for museum collections, particularly in decorative arts, contemporary craft, and design.
Busch received a Master of Arts degree from the Winterthur Program at the University of Delaware and a Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies from Miami University. He was a 2013 Fellow at the Center for Curatorial Leadership in New York.
A contributor of articles on collections and exhibitions in The Magazine Antiques and Antiques and Fine Art, Busch has also curated several groundbreaking exhibitions on decorative arts and design and authored the associated publications, including: Carnegie Museum of Art Decorative Arts and Design Collection Highlights; Currents of Change: Art and Life Along the Mississippi River, 1850-1861; and Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at the World’s Fairs, 1851-1939.