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Boston Design Week

 

boston design weekBoston Design Week is going on now until Sunday, March 30th! 

"Boston Design Week will feature 60+ events spanning across the entire city of Boston and beyond. "The vision for Boston Design Week is to "encourage the public to explore architecture, environmental and landscape design, urban design, interior design, fashion, graphic design and photography, product and industrial design, and studio design such as furniture, decorative arts, sculpture, textiles, jewelry and more."

Events for Boston Design Week include art exhibits, demonstrations, forums and open houses. For more information on Boston Design Week and to check out their event calender, please go to BostonDesignWeek.com!

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#270 Artists' studio exhibition

 

mills still The Mills Gallery at the Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont St, will host the Artists' Studio Exhibition from Friday, Jan. 21 to Feb. 27. Contemporary works by emerging and established artists and curators will be displayed, with oppertunities to engage with the artists and the exhibits.

For more information please click right here.

#189 BPL: Art and Architecture Tours

 

hall 1Did you know the Boston Public Library gives Art and Architecutre Tours? They do!
The Volunteer Office of the Library offers tours highlighting the architecture of Charles Follen McKim and Philip Johnson, as well as the many works of famed sculptors and painters. The tours last about an hour and are given by volunteer guides. The following is a list of currently scheduled tours:

• Brief walking tour of the McKim Building
• Abbey Room Paintings
• Chavannes Gallery
• Sargent Gallery
• Triumph of Time
• The Goose Girl
• Notable Women of Boston

The Schedule:

  • Sunday 2:00 p.m
  • Monday 2:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday – No Tours
  • Thursday 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday 11:00 a.m.
  • Saturday 11:00 a.m.



#157 ICA Free Thursday's

 

Mens Suits ICA hmpgSo WAAAAAY Back when, like #4 of this wonderful thing we called 365 Events to do in Boston, we posted that the ICA does free nights on Thursday. We thought we would refresh your memory, as there doesn't seem to be much else going on, and there are some wicked cool gallery's at the ICA right now. Plus with this tropical storm coming in, it would be kind of cool to see it from those awesome windows at the ICA.

So yeah....tonight the ICA is free from 5pm-9pm. (Here's the address in case you don't know where it is: 100 Northern Avenue Boston, M)

Some of the galleries there right now are:
Sandra and Gerald Fineberg Art Wall: Francesca DiMattio
"The New York-based painter combines imagery from a wide range of architectural, decorative, and art historical sources. She laces together underlying patterns to construct these complicated compositions, lending a sense of logic to her seemingly chaotic assemblages."


CHARLES LEDRAY: workworkworkworkwork
"For over 20 years, New York-based artist Charles LeDray has created handmade sculptures in stitched fabric, carved bone, and wheel-thrown clay."

2010 James and Audrey Foster Prize
"Nine Boston-area artists have been selected for the ICA's biennial award and exhibition program"

and obviously the current collection....hey you can go to the Barking Crab afterwards for some cocktails. :)

#122 Tour the Boston Public Library

 
Boston Public Library CourtyardOh yay...it's raining once again, for the third day in a row. I suppose this would be a good day to take it indoors...maybe grab a book at the Boston Public Library....Founded in 1848, the Boston Public Library was the first large free municipal library in the US. In addition to its 6.1 million books, the library boasts over 1.2 million rare books and manuscripts, a wealth of maps, musical scores and prints.

Visit Bates Hall (known as one of the most important rooms in the world with barrel-arched ceilings enclosed by half domes on each end and English oak bookcases)

The Chavannes Gallery:
Murals painted by renowned French artist Pierre Puvis de Chavannes

The Abbey Room:
Murals entitled the "Quest of the Holy Grail" and I don't think they are Monty Python murals...although that would be quite entertaining.

The Sargent Gallery:
See murals painted by John Singer Sargent

And don't forget to grab some lunch at the Courtyard Restaurant  and then actually walk through the Courtyard. It's absolutely breathtaking.

Inside the Mind of M.C. Escher

 

MC EscherI've always been amazed with Escher's work. Trying to draw it when I was kid...needless to say, they never turned out how I wanted, but I made it my own. The Museum of Science is running an exhibit with hands-on activities, that invite visitors to explore some of the optical phenomena that so fascinated Escher, such as tessellations and sphere reflections. These repeating patterns are classic Escher — as is his self-portrait in a reflecting sphere, which he drew at various points in his life. After you see Escher's 1935 "Hand with Reflecting Sphere," you'll have the opportunity to try it yourself.

We suggest you check it out. The exhibit runs until January 1st...so you have sometime, but we all know, that time sneaks up on us. 

For more information visit Escher's page on the Museum of Science. There is time information and ticket prices as well.

 

#56 Free Community Day at the MFA & it's Father's Day

 

We know we've posted an MFA community day before, but dude, you have to take advantage of free days when you can right?

10 am — 4:45 pm
Sunday, June 20, 2010 

See exhibits such as:
Harry Callahan: American Photographer
The Secrets of Tomb 10A: Egypt 2000 BC
Albrecht Dürer: Virtuoso Printmaker
Café and Cabaret:Toulouse-Lautrec's Paris
Visiting Masterpieces:Vincent van Gogh's The Sower

To get more information visit the MFA's website.

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