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AD 20/21 in Boston, Part I: Art & Design Come Alive

If you love art and design, or if you’re looking for decorative accessories for your home, AD 20/21: Art & Design of the 20th & 21st Centuries is the place to be this weekend. The show is open from March 15– 18, 2012 at the Boston Center for the Arts. Almost all of the dealers, designers, and artists at the show come from New England. It’s heartening to see fabulous art and design coming from the Boston area, and meeting the artists who make it happen. Even more interesting to me than the individual pieces of art is how designers choose to place different pieces together in mock room set-ups or arrangements. I love seeing how 20th Century Design pieces can be mixed with contemporary art and other unique accents.

Why is New England Stuck in the Past? Modern Design in Boston is Here to Stay

When you think of history and art in Boston, I’m sure you’re seeing visions of the Revolutionary war, Revere silver and Simon Willard clocks. But despite our provincial and traditional reputation, Boston’s history didn’t end in 1899. The city thrived through 20th century design movements; you can find evidence of modern design and beautiful modern architecture throughout Boston.