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Friday April 26th 2024

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Art in Bloom
Architecture at the Gibson House Museum
At Home With The Gibsons
Rose Standish Nichols; Garden Architect
Poggenpohl Boston New Showroom
Stems & Sips @Tulip Mania

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Design Innovation Summit: Design + Nature

Presented by Massachusetts College of Art & Design

Digital Media Center Lecture Hall, 

621 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115

FREE

The choices we make shape the world around us. Welcome to the Design Innovation Summit where we explore the role of design and creativity to preserve and protect the natural world. Join us for a day filled with inspiring talks, workshops, and networking opportunities that bring together communities from industry, non-profit, academy, and policy. Whether you're a designer, student, executive, or simply curious about the endless possibilities when design meets nature, this event is for you. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to be part of MassArt's first Design Innovation Summit!  Read more... 

10:00 Am - 10:00 PM

Continues Fri. & Sat.
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Art In Bloom

Presented by The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115

FREE WITH MUSEUM ADMISSION

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), Celebrates the return of spring with the MFA’s 48th-annua Art In Bloom.  The beloved event has pairs art from the MFA’s collection—from ancient to contemporary—with floral interpretations created by volunteer and professional floral designers. In addition to 45 interpretive arrangements, highlights this year include two master classes with Semia Dunne, founder and president of SEMIA, one the nation’s premier floral enterprises, who has been recognized by as one of the nation’s top floral designers by Martha Stewart Weddings. Photo: Past arrangement at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, as part of Art in Bloom. © 2022 Estate of Stuart Davis / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY.

 

SORRY - THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT

LATER TOURS STILL AVAILABLE - SEE BELOW

11:00 AM

Specialty Tour: Architecture at the Gibson House Museum

Presented by The Gibson House Museum

137 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02116  

Designed in 1859 by local architect, Edward Clarke Cabot, the Gibson House is a time capsule of Victorian-era Boston. Join museum curator Meghan Gelardi Holmes for an in-depth exploration of the museum's structural features and innovative mechanical systems reflecting nineteenth-century tastes and technology. If you want to admire the ventilation shaft or think more about how the two separate staircases were designed and used, this is the tour for you!

 

Sponsored by F.H. Perry Builder

1:00 PM, 2:00 PM OR 3:00PM

At Home with the Gibsons

Presented by The Gibson House Museum

137 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02116  

$12 - RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/GibsonHouse

The Gibson House Museum in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood served as residence to three generations of Gibson family members and their household staff between 1859 and 1954. This tour invites visitors to explore the house and consider issues of class and culture through the stories and objects of the people who lived and worked here. The tour is 45 minutes in length and goes up and down a few flights of stairs.

 

Sponsored by F.H. Perry Builder

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

GBH - The Culture Show

At the GBH Studio at the Boston Public Library

700 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

FREE - RSVP https://tinyurl.com/TheCultureShowBDW

 

Experience GBH News’ The Culture Show LIVE at the Boston Public Library

Join GBH News’ daily show live at the library! GBH Executive Arts Editor Jared Bowen and a rotating panel of co-hosts and cultural correspondents provide an expansive look at society through art, culture and entertainment, driving conversations about how listeners experience culture across music, movies, fashion, TV, art, books, theater, dance, food and more.

 

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2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Celebrate Fine Art during BDW with Seth B. Minkin Fine Art 

Presented by Seth B. Minkin

840 Summer Street #205, Boston, MA 02127  

FREE

In celebration of our new giclée canvas print line, Seth B Minkin Fine Art warmly invites clients, friends, art enthusiasts and design industry professionals to an open studio and reception at our light-filled South Boston studio and showroom. Browse Seth's alluring oil paintings while discovering our fresh new line of customizable ready-to-hang giclee prints. Sip refreshments and unwind while enjoying art that is perfect for local and national projects and is within reach.  RSVP to secure your spot and receive a complimentary goody bag. We look forward to meeting friends and future collaborators!   Read more... 

 

2:30 PM, 3:30 PM or 4:30 PM

Rose Standish Nichols: Garden Architect 

Presented by Nichols House Museum 

55 Mount Vernon Street, Boston, MA 02108 

$16

One of the country’s earliest professional garden designers, Rose Standish Nichols created over 70 gardens. Working at the turn of the 20th Century, she was a pioneering female landscape architect who aimed for “harmonious discord” in her historically inspired designs. She also authored three books on gardens, as well as numerous articles about landscapes and design. The Nichols House Museum, her 1804 townhouse on Beacon Hill, is filled with pieces she collected and created, showcasing her interest in the decorative arts. Tour the home she curated to be a museum, learn about her career, and experience her aesthetic sense.  Read more... 

 

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Poggenpohl Boston is Proud to Present

the Opening of its New Showroom at Park Plaza!

Presented by Poggenpohl Boston

13 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116  

FREE

New to the Neighborhood! Come celebrate Boston Design Week with us! Please join us for a relaxing evening while you explore the newest and most contemporary Poggenpohl showroom in the United States. Discover our stunning award-winning collections and the latest in kitchen innovation. Enjoy light bites and sips to celebrate our grand opening in Boston  Read more... 

 

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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Stems & Sips @ Tulip Mania

Presented by Massachusetts Horticultural Society

The Garden at Elm Bank, 900 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02482

$40

 

Join us for Stems & Sips @ Tulip Mania, a delightful evening surrounded by thousands of flowering tulips. Gather with friends to sip wine, enjoy lite bites, and take stunning photos in the rows of tulips. Create your own tulip bouquet to take home with expert guidance from Katie Murphy of Bloom52 Floral Co. Celebrate spring with friends, food, and flowers!.  Read more...

 

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