AD 20/21: Art & Design of the 20th & 21st Centuries, featuring 50 Select Exhibitors offering modern to contemporary fine art, photography, jewelry, vintage and contemporary studio furniture, decorative arts, sculpture, fine prints, drawings and more at the only show and sale of its kind in New England, takes place at The Cyclorama, Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont Street in Boston, beginning with a gala preview party Thursday, March 15 to benefit Boston Architectural College. Weekend hours are Friday, 1 – 8, Saturday, 11 – 8, and Sunday, 11 – 5. Standard admission $15, children under 12 free.
On Friday, special guest speaker Vicente Wolf will present a talk on the infusion of global design and style into his work, and will sign copies of his books Lifting the Curtain on Design and Crossing Boundaries: A Global Vision of Design. The talk begins at 1:30. On Saturday at 3, join panelists Richard Baiano, President of Childs Gallery, Judith Bookbinder, author of Boston Modern: Figurative Abstraction as Alternative Modernism, and Katherine French, Executive Director of the Danforth Museum and School of Art, for a lively exchange moderated by Judith Tolnick Champa, Editor of Art New England. Immediately following the Boston Expressionism panel, Martha Richardson of Martha Richardson Fine Art, and James Stroud of Center Street Studio will offer informal talks in their exhibition booths, which will both feature works by African American Boston artist John Wilson. Finally, on Sunday at 2, Katherine Mierzwa of the Friends of Modern Architecture/Lincoln offers a fascinating presentation on architect Charles M. Goodman, the 1957 Alcoa Care-Free House in Lincoln, Massachusetts, and the history of aluminum and its important role in mid-20th century modern architecture. For complete information visit www.AD2021.com.