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In this century, a strict partition has been established between art and design, and those who mess with that (Andy Warhol, for example) are endlessly controversial. Ivan Chermayeff hasn’t challenged this apartheid, but he has worked as an architect, illustrator, and painter as well as the designer of such commercial artifacts as the last 30 years of Mobil logos. In “An Evening With Ivan Chermayeff,” the style- and genre-hopping designer will discuss his work, which ranges from the Osaka Aquarium to the banners fluttering outside the Corcoran itself. At 8 p.m. (reception at 7) at the Corcoran Gallery of Art’s Hammer Auditorium, 17th & New York Ave. NW. $25. (202) 638-3601. (Mark Jenkins)