August Calendar for the Design Minded, Part 2

August 12, 2015

Directors’ Cut: Selections from the Maine Art Museum Trail

Through September 20

The best of Maine art from museums across the state come together under one roof in this exhibit highlighting Maine’s rich artistic history. The state’s importance in the American art scene continues to grow as the state gains status as a mecca for galleries, studios, and art museums. From Winslow Homer to N. C. Wyeth to Alex Katz, the exhibit studies the state’s profound artistic legacy. Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine, (207) 775-6148, portlandmuseum.org

Truck art, Peace, and Pluralism in Pakistan, India and Beyond

August 14

Truck artist Haider Ali will be at Dover Rug & Home to talk about his work, his life, and his views on truck art, peace, and pluralism, in Pakistan, India and the region. Ali has taught and exhibited at the Smithsonian, and lectures all over the world, so this is a great opportunity to meet an internationally acclaimed artist.  5 p.m. – 8 p.m., Dover Rug Showroom, Natick, Mass., (508) 651-3500, doverrug.com

Garden Conservancy’s Open Days at Dirt Row Farm

August 15

Dirt Row Farm Chef’s Garden will be open to the public as part of the Garden Conservancy’s Open Days. This working garden is at the residence of personal chef Phoebe Cole-Smith, known for her farm-to-table cuisine. You’ll have a chance to see her charming garden, featuring interesting vegetables, edible flowers, and herbs. Weston, Connecticut, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., gardenconservancy.org/opendays

Crafted: Objects in Flux

August 25, 2015–January 10, 2016

The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston will display the works of forty one international, cutting-edge artists in this exhibit dedicated to contemporary craft. See how craftsman are blurring the lines between design, fine art, and craft.  Works range from furniture, to jewelry, to ceramics and beyond. The exhibit is in the Henry and Lois Foster Gallery and is open to the public during regular museum hours.  (617) 267-9300, mfa.org

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