The Best Winter Design Events in New England

December 4, 2019

Text by Erika Ayn Finch

winter design events N.C. Wyeth

An exhibit at the Portland Museum of Art features Maine artist N.C Wyeth.

Dear So-and-So
Through December 29
Invited artists were asked to choose a partner and collaborate on a piece of art, call-and-response style, over the course of a year. See the results at this show. There’s an opening reception on December 7, 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Distillery Gallery, Boston

N.C. Wyeth: New Perspectives
Through January 12
This exhibit, featuring iconic Maine illustrator and painter N.C. Wyeth, has been so popular, the Portland Museum of Art has had to extend its hours to keep up with demand. See it before it leaves this month. Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine

Concord Museum Holiday House Tour
December 7
This self-guided tour lets you explore some of the historic town’s most interesting homes, each one decorated for the holidays by a professional designer or florist. Concord Museum, Concord, Mass.

December 7–8, December 11
Shop for eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth century American, European, and Asian decorative furnishings during Antiquarius, The Greenwich Winter Antiques Show, happening December 7–8. On December 11, the Antiquarius House Tour shines the spotlight on some of the area’s most distinguished residences, all decked out for the holidays. Call for ticket prices. Greenwich Historical Society, Cos Cob, Conn.

CraftBoston Holiday
December 12–15
Presented by The Society of Arts and Crafts, the CraftBoston exhibition and sale focuses on contemporary art, craft, and design. There will be a preview and benefit on December 12. Hynes Convention Center, Boston

25th Annual Woodbury Holiday House Tour
December 14
Wander through homes brimming with holiday decor in this charming Litchfield County town. The annual tour is hosted by the Woman’s Club of Woodbury and raises funds for local charities. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 on the day of the event. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Woodbury, Conn.

Old Newbury Open House Day
January 11
Celebrate the anniversary of the official purchase of the town of Newbury by touring a 1690s manor house. Afterward, warm up in front of the town-sponsored bonfire. Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm, Newbury, Mass.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Events are subject to change. Please call or visit the website for times and ticket prices.

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