If you’re in the art/design world you probably already know about this and are planning to go to the gala preview opening of “AD 20/21: Art & Design of the 20th and 21st Centuries” Thursday March 27 from 5:30-9:30 at Cyclorama. (Tickets are $100; click on the website below for details.) The show officially opens Friday and runs through Sunday. If you’re not a part of that world, but are curious, read on. For the first year, this capes of an Annual Boston Design Week, 10-day event. We asked the people who are putting this what the draw would be to the general public and got this from co-producer Tony Fusco.
“In addition to being a huge hit with those in the design industry, the show definitely has something to offer for just about everyone. The show brings in galleries from across the United States and beyond, so the mix of styles/periods/mediums is without compare in Boston and throughout New England. It is also one of the only forums for Art Deco, Mid-Century Modern and Art Nouveau in Boston, which is well known for its arts institutions, but is definitely lacking in representation for these influential periods. Plus, with 50 exhibiting galleries (including both AD 20/21 and the Boston Print Fair), the sheer volume and quality of work is on par with a museum visit. It really is a great atmosphere, and our exhibitors are always happy to answer questions and provide guidance to patrons who might be unfamiliar with a specific period or style of art/design.”
A lifetime achievement award will go to Boston preservationist Susan Park.
Thursday night is a benefit for Boston Architectural College. Last year, 650 people – including my wife and I, it’s pretty swell – attended and over $100,000 was raised. Friday March 28, it’s open 1-8 p.m. Admission: $15. Saturday March 29, it’s open 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Admission: $15. Sunday, March 30, it’s open 11 a.m – 5 p.m. Admission: $15.
539 Tremont St., 617-363-0405 www.AD2021.com