April 2019 Events for the Design Minded

Text by Erika Ayn Finch

John James Audubon: Obsession Untamed
April 4
Hear the story of the legacy of John James Audubon who, in 1820, embarked on what would become his life’s work at “portraitist of all the birds of America.” 6 p.m. Members $10, general public $15, newportmansions.org

Toulouse-Lautrec and the Stars of Paris
April 7–August 4
Through this exhibit, you’ll meet the celebrities of 19th century Paris as they were depicted by artist Toulouse-Lautrec. On display is more than 200 works by Lautrec and his contemporaries. Ann and Graham Gund Gallery at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, mfa.org

CraftBoston Spring
April 12-14
More than 90 local and national craft artists will exhibit their wearable art, furniture and home décor. Browse their offerings, meet the makers, and bring home some of your favorite pieces. April 12, 11 a.m.–9 p.m., April 13, 10 a.m.–6 p.m., April 14, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Adults $15, seniors $12, members $7.50. The Cyclorama at The Boston Center for the Arts, societyofcrafts.org

Bulfinch Awards
April 27
Presented by the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art and named for Boston architect Charles Bulfinch, designer of the Massachusetts State House, the awards recognize the efforts of individuals and firms to preserve and advance the classical tradition in New England. The Harvard Hall at the Harvard Club of Boston, classicist-ne.org

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