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Boston Made: Arts and Crafts Jewelry and Metalwork at the Museum of Fine Arts

January 1, 2019 - March 31, 2020

The International Arts and Crafts movement spurred a renaissance of hand craftsmanship in Boston at the turn of the twentieth century. The city emerged as a vibrant jewelry-making and metalworking community. The movement is characterized by works featuring bold color, gemstones, enamels, and history-inspired designs. Boston Made showcases more than 75 works—including jewelry, tableware, decorative accessories, and more. Perhaps the designs of this noted movement will inspire your designs today?  

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The Glass House Tours

May 2 - November 30

Built in 1949 by Philip Johnson, who lived in the house until his death in 2005, the Glass House is best understood as a pavilion for viewing the surrounding landscape. Tour this unique home and its galleries. Ticket prices range from $25 for a one-hour tour to $250 for a private, three-hour tour. The Glass House, New Canaan, CT, 203-594-9884 Click here for details.

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Brimfield Antique Show

May 14 - May 19

Time to cross the border into Massachusetts for the renowned Brimfield Antique Show. Considered one of the best and biggest antique and flea markets in the country, this show features more than 6,000 dealers selling everything from vintage bric-a-brac to fine antiques. Show hours and admission vary depending on field and venue location. Click here for information.

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Trade Secrets

May 18 - May 19

Trade Secrets is back for its 19th year. Day one features a sale of rare plants and garden antiques with up to 60 vendors at LionRock Farm in Sharon. On day two, tour four picturesque, private gardens in Falls Village and nearby Ashley Falls, Mass. Proceeds will be donated to Women’s Support Services. Admission for plant sale: early buying, 8 a.m., $125 includes breakfast; regular buying, 10 a.m.–3 p.m., $50; late bloomer, 1 p.m.–3 p.m., $25. Garden tour, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., $75 advance purchase only. Click here for details.

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8:00 am

Trade Secrets Rare Plant & Garden Antiques Sale

May 18 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Shop for rare plants and garden antiques from up to 60 vendors at LionRock Farm in Sharon, CT. Tickets: Early Buying, 8 a.m., $125 (includes breakfast); Regular Buying, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., $50; Late Bloomer, 1 p.m.-3 p.m., $25. For information, call 860-364-1080, email [email protected] or click here.

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5:30 pm

The Westport Arts Center 50th Anniversary Gala

May 18 @ 5:30 pm

To celebrate the gala’s 50th anniversary, this year’s theme is Celebrating Our Past ~ Envisioning the Future. The evening includes cocktails, dinner, and dancing. Shorehaven Golf Club, Norwalk, CT, 203-222-7070 Click here for details.

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