Thursday April 2

Today's Featured Events:



The Sketchbook Project: from Brooklyn to Cambridge 

Lesley Art + Design

Bookmobile at the Lunder Arts Center

1801 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140

Lesley Art + Design is thrilled to present the Brooklyn Art Library’s internationally recognized Sketchbook Project and its Bookmobile – a converted gelato truck and portable unit of The Sketchbook Project’s public archive featuring 41,000 sketchbooks from more than 130 countries.  Drop by to engage with the Bookmobile’s five to eight hundred sketchbooks and create a sketchbook of your own!

Organized by the Department of Illustration + Visual Narrative, the Office of Community Engagement, and Exhibitions.   Read more...

The Sketchbook Project


Tour America's First Trade School!

North Bennet Street School

150 North Street, Boston, MA 02109

Join us for a behind-the-scenes tour of our programs in traditional trades! Learn about our history in the North End, including an overview of our award-winning adaptive reuse and preservation of three architecturally significant 1930s-era structures. We train students in nine full-time programs including carpentry, preservation, bookbinding, locksmithing, furniture making, jewelry making, piano technology, and violin making.  Read more...

Tour America's First Trade School!


HOLLY HUNT Boston Open House



Boston Design Center, Suite #236

One Design Center Place, Boston, MA 02210


Known for a look that is consistently at the forefront of style and quality, HOLLY HUNT has opened a permanent showroom in Boston.  This new space features the exquisite design, commitment to quality, and unrivaled client service have been the hallmark of the HOLLY HUNT experience for over 35 years.  Please join us for an open house to explore our new showroom and its extensive collection of furniture, lighting, textiles, wallcovering, rugs, art and accessories.   

HOLLY HUNT Boston Open House


Shades of Things to Come


Blanche Field

at the Boston Design Center, Suite 335

One Design Center Place, Boston, MA 02210


Lamps.  Every home needs them, every work space should have them. But a lamp without a shade is like a tree without leaves. Enter world-renown Blanche Field, the premier maker of meticulously crafted custom shades. Mitchell Massey, President, is joined by interior designer Jon Hattaway of M.J. Berries Design and architectural designer Jennifer Birnstiel of ArchiPlicity to shed light on new and classic designs that will forever change how you think about lighting. Read more...

Shades of Things to Come


Designing with Light

Currey & Company

at the Boston Design Center, 4th Floor Seminar Room

One Design Center Place, Boston, MA 02210


Lighting serves a dual purpose in design: function and aesthetics. In this highly visual CEU, you’ll learn the three technical functions of lighting – Vision, Safety and Utility – and how to incorporate them into inspiring home and hospitality designs. This “enlightening” session will walk you room by room with advice and examples on how to effectively incorporate ambient, task and accent lighting to create beautiful and functional spaces.  A reception will follow at Structure, Suite #130. Read more...

Designing With Light


World Design Weeks Forum Hosted by Boston Design Week

At the Boston Design Center, Fourth Floor Seminar Room

One Design Center Place, Boston, MA 02210


Boston is honored to have been selected to host the World Design Weeks Forum, April 1-5 as part of Boston Design Week 2020.  We are welcoming representatives from other design weeks and festivals around the world. This April 2 series of Forum presentations is Open to the Public.  Speakers and panelists include:

• Ingrid van der Wacht, International and Public Affairs, Dutch Design Foundation

• Rinka D’Monte, Architect, ARBO Atelier, Mumbai, India
• Karin Goodfellow, Director of Public Art, City of Boston
• Leon Cruikshank, Professor of Design and Creative Exchange, London, UK

• Dawn Taylor, Executive Director, AIA Kansas City

• Lisa Carnevale, Executive Director, DESIGNxRI

• Evan Snow, Co-Founder, Fort Lauderdale Art & Design Week
• Theodore C. Landsmark, Boston Development and Planning Agency


World Design Weeks Forum


MIT Campus Art and Architecture Tour


MIT List Visual Art Center

Weisner Building

20 Ames Street, Cambridge, MA 02139


Join MIT List Visual Arts Center on a public art tour showcasing art and architecture highlights across campus. View architecture highlights with accompanying artworks on this tour of the List Center’s public art collection of renowned contemporary artists featuring I.M. Pei, Sol LeWitt, Frank Gehry, and newly installed works by Nick Mauss, Olafur Eliasson, and more.  Read more...

Art & Architecture Tour

Postponed - May be offered digitally.

Being Human Being Robot: How Will We _____ Together? 


Boston Architectural College

Cascieri Hall, 320 Newbury Street, Boston, MA

The Boston Architectural College presents the Cascieri Lectureship in the Humanities featuring Dr. Mahesh Daas, President of Boston Architectural College. President Daas looks at a central question for years to come: how humans and robots could live together, a question architects and designers need to proactively ponder in order to design buildings, neighborhoods and cities for decades to come. Based on his book Towards A Robotic Architecture, he will examine robotics and its architectural implications from phenomenological perspective.  Read more...

Being Human Being Robot



Restore - Preserve - Re-purpose: A Panel Presentation


29 Tower Road, Newton, MA 02464


Trefler’s hosts a panel presentation highlighting unique and innovative ways to preserve family treasures and everyday objects.  Trefler's furniture conservator will highlight stories of repairing and restoring family heirlooms; Anne Sasser of Stonybrook Metal Arts & Sculpture School & John Hayden of Guns to Gardens, will inspire us with details of re purposing everyday materials, and, Ashley Berman of Ashley Morgan Designs will share beautiful examples of her ability to evoke emotion from jewelry.  Read more...

Restore - Preserve - Re-Purpose


Boston Spirit Magazine’s Home & Design

2020 Fundraiser for Waltham House

At Club Café, 220 Columbus Ave.,  Boston MA 02116


Boston Spirit Magazine, New England's leading LGBT magazine, is partnering with Boston Design Week and ASID Massachusetts for a very special fundraiser for Waltham House.  Waltham House, part of The Home for Little Wanderers, is a residential facility  designed to provide a safe and supportive living environment for LGBT teens.  We will have amazing raffle items, artwork by residents of Waltham House, special presentations and much, much more. Read more...

Home & Design Fundraiser



Neighborhood Design Project Midterm Showcase


Design Museum Boston

At CSpace, 290 Congress St, 7th Floor,  Boston, MA 02210


The Neighborhood Design Project is a hands-on and teen-led program that highlights the importance of community collaboration to create lasting and relevant change. Our program participants have been tasked with designing solutions to issues they’ve identified in their local communities. Six teams will present their proposals to the public as part of their semester-long internship with Cambridge Youth Programs and Design Museum Boston. Be ready to offer feedback and advice to these young designers!  Sponsored by F.H. Perry Builder 


Neighborhood Design Project



Martin Hedmark: A Modern Swedish Architect in America

Scandinavian Cultural Center

206 Waltham Street, Newton, MA 02465


Join architect Eric Inman Daum for an exploration of Swedish architect Martin Hedmark. Hedmark came to the U.S. in 1924 to launch his career, as an ecclesiastical architect for Swedish congregations and cultural institutions in America. His first commission was Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Providence. Explore the building’s unique expression of two distinct early 20th Century Nordic architectural styles and touch upon Hedmark’s other projects in New York, Worcester, Philadelphia and suburban New Jersey.. Read more...

Modern Swedish Architect in America

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