Our Top Ten Picks for Boston Design Week!

March 24, 2017 | | View Comments

The Fourth Annual Boston Design Week is right around the corner! An amazing week that seeks to promote public awareness and appreciation of design, this event is truly a delight. In celebration of BDW just releasing their online calendar, we’ve put together a list of our Top Ten exhibits that you cannot miss!

1. Cyclorama Center for the Arts- AD20/21 Gala

You’re invited! Food, wine, music and incredible works of art from the 20th & 21st centuries, what more could you want in a party? We’re beyond grateful to be honored at this event, and be its beneficiary! Get a sneak peek preview of all the exhibits and works on display before the general public. Proceeds of the Gala go to Design Museum, which helps us to grow and extend our Design Museum family. So grab your heels, or your tie, cause this is gonna be one heck of a party!

April 6, 6:30, Buy Tickets Here

2. Society of Arts+Crafts- Design Discussion With Tim Ian Mitchell

Join Society of Arts+Crafts with an intriguing discussion with Archipomorphic artis, Tim Ian Mitchell! Learn about his design process for his latest exhibitions, and get the chance to ask him anything in the Q&A. Mix, mingle, and browse the shows currently on display!

March 30, 6:00-9:00, RSVP Required

3. Peabody Essex Museum- WOW® Wearable Art Exhibitions

Fashion as design? Yes! Fashion as art? Absolutely! WOW World of Wearable Art, the exhibition, presents 32 different ensembles all expertly crafted from various materials. Wood, fiberglass, taxidermy, you name it, these are the competitions most unique and spectacular works of art!

WOW Wearable Art Exhibitions is ongoing throughout Design Week

4. Artists for Humanity- Open Studios

Get a behind the scenes look at Artists for Humanity’s current works, view pieces of art for sale, and get a guided tour of six studios! Then end your day with relaxing conversation over wine and cheese in the Painting Studio. At AFH, teens foster their creative abilities while getting paid to do what they love. This inspiring organization has advocated for designers and artists through their mentorship programs, helping to build a better community. This exhibit is sure to inspire!

March 29, 5:00-7:00, free and open to all

5. Roomscapes Design Center- The Art of Wine and Chocolate

Yes, you read that right. Roomscapes Design Center is celebrating Design Week with a 1500 square foot showroom equipped with pairings of Kappy’s Fine Wine and Brix Chocolates. Brenda Taylor, curator and art consultant for Liquid Art House, has also curated the art exhibit. Come celebrate the beauty of art and design over delicious food and drinks!

April 3, 4:00-7:00pm, Space is limited, RSVP required

6. Neoscape Inc.- Design Your Own VR Experience

Ever want to create your own world? Merge the two worlds of 2D and 3D design with an interactive VR experience at Neoscape Inc! Design your own environment, translate them into virtual reality and then experience your world with GearVR. But wait there’s more, after the workshop there will be a wine and cheese reception and demonstration from Microsoft and others!

April 4, 3:00-5:30, RSVP required

7. MIT Museum- Back to the Future: Designing the Monsanto House of the Future for Disneyland in the 1950s

Great Scott! Join Gary Van Zante, MIT Museum Curator of Architecture & Design, as he examines one of the most influential of the 20th century prototype houses: The Monsanto House of the Future. Completed in 1957 and designed by Marvin Goody and Richard Hamilton, The Monsanto House of the Future embodied societal concerns of post-war America and surpassed design restraints of the time with its innovative use of non-traditional building material. Go back in time and experience The Monsanto House through drawings, documents, and pictures in this hour-long lecture!

March 30, 1:00, RSVP Required

8. The Eliot School of Fine and Applied Arts- Judith Hoos Fox: Coded Culture

Is there a relationship between coding and fashion? Judith Hoos Fox thinks so. “Coded Culture” rocked New York Fashion Week last year, and is now on view at Tufts University Art Gallery! Come here Fox, a co-curator of the “Coded Culture,” discuss her new ventures with couture rooted in fashion. With clothes that can detect lies, retweet, and monitor emotions, this talk is sure to delight and inspire!

March 30, 7:00, RSVP Required

9. Continuum- Dreams for Future Cities: How We Hope AI Will Save Us

David Rose, AI entrepreneur, author of Enchanted Objects, and MIT Media Lab Researcher, undertakes the new world of IOT and AI with an uniquely humanistic and optimistic approach. How will our relationship with technology change in a world of self-driving cars, robotic homes, and ambient information displays? Rose has the answers.

April 5, 6:00, RSVP Required

10. WGBH- Take a WGBH studio tour!

The nation’s leading public broadcaster, WGBH produces some of PBS’s most popular shows, like Masterpiece, Nova, and Frontline. They’re also home to 89.7 WGBH Boston’s local NPR, along with several other TV shows. Get the chance to go behind the scenes and check out Yawkey Theater, the Fraser Performance Studio, as well as other local and national newsrooms!

WGBH Tour starts March 29 at 11:00am

April 1 at 1:00 & 3:00, and April 5 at 11:00am

These are only SOME of the amazing exhibitions, so hurry and buy your tickets today! Can’t wait to see you guys there!