AD20/21 Returns to Boston for a 2nd Year

AD20/21: Art & Design of the 20th & 21st Centuries takes place March 27 – 29 at the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts. The show includes major decorative arts movements such as Art Nouveau, Arts and Crafts, Art Deco, and Mid-Century Modern, as well as a stunning array of Contemporary art and design. Exhibitors offer furniture, glass, ceramics, decorative arts, jewelry, paintings, sculpture, prints, photography, and more. This year AD20/21 also includes the 10th Annual Boston Print Fair, with a select lineup of print dealers offering prints and other works on paper. The opening night Gala Preview Party on Thursday, March 26th will benefit the BAC. Tickets are $100 and $250. For more information email: ad2021@the-bac.edu.

BAC students are especially encouraged to attend NEW COLLECTORS’ NIGHT on Friday, March 27, 5:30 - 9:30 pm. The evening will include three fascinating programs:

5:30pm - “The Art of Print Collecting”
What makes a print collectible? How does collecting prints differ from collecting other works of art? Join Carolyn Muskat of Muskat Studios as she discusses the art of print collecting.

6:30pm - “Gilbert Rohde: Modern Design for Modern Living”
In the 1930’s and 40’s, modernist furniture designer Gilbert Rhode reached almost celebrity status with his striking and innovative designs for Herman Miller. Join Phyllis Ross, author of the only monograph on Gilbert Rohde, as she discusses how his work and life made him such an influential force in modern American design.

7:30pm – Twentieth-Century American Design at the MFA
With the recent promised gift of The John Axelrod Collection, the MFA has been propelled into the forefront of collecting American twentieth-century design. Nonie Gadsden will share highlights of this superb collection, and also discuss the MFA’s continuing efforts to improve the Museum’s holdings of post-war American modernism.

Regular show admission is $15, but we have 50 free only 25 passes remain to New Collectors Night for BAC students, available on a first-come, first-served basis! Please email ad2021@the-bac.edu to reserve your free pass. Passes will have to be picked up from Diane Gaw in room M424 at 100 Mass. Ave., between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. this week or next Monday or next Tuesday.

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