Calendar: More March Events for the Design Minded

March 26, 2015

AD 20/21

AD 20/21

AD20/21 Art 7 Design of the 20th and 21st Centuries & The Boston Print Fair
#BostonDesignWeek finishes strong with the much anticipated AD20/21 features fifty exhibitors offering modern to contemporary fine art, photography, jewelry, furniture, sculpture, fine prints, drawings, and more. AD 20/21 takes place March 27 – 29  at the The Cyclorama, Boston Center for the Arts, in Boston’s South End. For details visit

#BostonDesignWeek – Van Millwork Open House 
Stop by and see the newly renovated 2,500 square foot Van Millwork Design Center on Friday, March 27. Enjoy music, drink, and delicious small bites. 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 65 Crawford Street, Needham Heights, Massachusetts.  Click here for more details.

#BostonDesignWeek Collaboration – The New Edge in Home Design
Panelists Sean Cutting, president of Cutting Edge Homes, Marcus Gleysteen, Marcus Gleysteen Architects, and Steven Favreau, Favreau Interior design discuss how collaboration between builders, architects, and interior designers can help you create a home that is not only timeless—but innovative as well. A special program at AD20/21, The Cyclorama at The Boston Center for the Arts, March 28 at 3:00 p.m., the event is free, but registration is required.

In Plain Sight: Discovering the Furniture of Nathaniel Gould
Last chance this exhibit’s final day is March 29! The recent discovery of Nathaniel Gould’s daybooks and ledgers has made it possible to further understand the eighteenth-century furniture maker’s work, and confirms attribution of these historically significant pieces. The exhibit presents twenty of Gould’s pieces, along with other works of art. Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass., (978) 745-9500,; open Tuesday–Sunday 10 a.m.–5 p.m., open the third Thursday of every month 10 a.m.–9 p.m.

The Aldrich at 50
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum will mark its 50th anniversary with a series of overlapping exhibits that celebrate the museum’s legacy and influence on the contemporary art scene. Standing in the Shadows of Love: The Aldrich Collection 1964–1974, Part 2, focuses on Larry Aldrich’s early collection, while six contemporary artists whose work is influenced by art and culture from the same era are also featured. The exhibit runs through April 5, Tuesday–Sunday noon–5 p.m., closed Mondays. Ridgefield, (203) 438-4519,

Twenty-First Annual Spring Home Show
Get ready for upcoming warm-weather remodeling projects at the Spring Home Show. Industry experts in a wide variety of building fields will be on hand to answer your questions and share the latest products, technology, and building techniques. Hartford XL Center, Hartford, (860) 563-2111,; March 27 to 29, Friday 5 p.m.–9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.–6 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; $10

Wallpaper 101: Explore New England’s Largest Wallpaper Collection
Explore the history of wallpaper through Historic New England’s extensive collection of more than 6,000 papers. Learn how to identify reproduction versus original papers, the difference between printing styles, and much more. A wallpaper-focused tour of Sarah Orne Jewett House Museum will follow the presentation. Registration in advance is recommended. Sarah Orne Jewett House Museum and Visitor Center, South Berwick, Maine, (207) 384-2454,; Sunday, March 29, 1 p.m.–3 p.m.; Historic New England members $5, non-members $10

Herb Society of America Northeast Seacoast Unit Program: The Best Flavor & Fragrance for Your Garden
Horticulturist Holly Shimizu will share the best herbs to select for your gardening needs, as well as where and how to grow them so they will thrive. Shimizu was the first curator of the National Herb Garden at the National Arboretum, and, more recently, the executive director of the United States Botanic Garden, in Washington, D.C. Strawbery Banke Museum’s Visitor Center, Portsmouth, N.H., (603) 433-1100,; March 31 at 7 p.m.; preregister by calling or emailing Rie Sluder at (603) 642-7034 or; Strawbery Banke Museum and Herb Society members $5, non-members $8

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