February Calendar of Events for the Design Minded, Part 2

February 17, 2016

Text by Lynda Simonton

February Events Middlesex County Modern,, The Concord Museum

Middlesex County Modern,, The Concord Museum

February, 2016 events.

These events are curated for people interested in interior design, architecture, and the arts.

24th Annual Associate Artist Exhibition & Wonders of Winter
January 22–February 26
Beat the winter blues with a visit to the historic Lyme Art Association. The associate artist exhibit features a variety of mediums by association members. Wonders of Winter explores the beauty of [something missing here]exhibit features works that depict the winter landscape. Old Lyme, (860) 434-7802, lymeartassociation.org

Everything Is Dada
February 12–July 3
This exhibit celebrates the centennial of the Dada art movement by bringing together works of modern artists including Marcel Duchamp, George Grosz, Francis Picabia, Man Ray, and more. The exhibition will be accompanied by a series of performances. Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, (203) 432-0600, artgallery.yale.edu

Greenwich Choices: 50 Objects that Illustrate Our History
February 18
Join exhibition curator Karen Frederick for coffee and a talk about the exhibit Greenwich Choices: 50 Objects that Illustrate our History. Attendees will have the chance to explore the pieces on display and hear behind-the-scene stories about the exhibit. Greenwich Historical Society, Greenwich, 10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m., free, [This is the number for the Society; don’t know if you want it: 203‑869‑6899, greenwichhistory.org

35th Annual Connecticut Flower and Garden Show
February 18–21
Beat the winter blues with a visit to the annual Connecticut Flower and Garden Show. The Connecticut Convention Center will be transformed into a gardener’s paradise, with more than 300 booths and displays. A robust series of seminars provides plenty of learning opportunities. Special guest will be Emmy-nominated TV host, best-selling author, and lifestyle guru Mar Jennings. Thursday 10 a.m.–7 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.–8 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; $16. Hartford, (860) 844-8461, ctflowershow.com

Native Fashion Now
Through March 6
This exhibit celebrates the range of contemporary Native American fashion. Nearly 100 pieces illustrate the way Native fashion designers are influencing today’s broader fashion world. Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass., (978) 745-9500, pem.org

Middlesex County Modern
Through March 20
An exciting new exhibition called Middlesex County Modern explores the region’s rich history in modernist design. Boston’s western suburbs were a hotbed of modernist design in the 1930s to the 1960s with architects like Walter Gropius and Carl Koch experimenting with modern forms. In addition to the museum exhibit, there will be a series of events to complement the exhibit. Concord Museum, Concord, Mass., (978) 369-9763, concordmusuem.org

Birds of a Feather: Shelburne Museum’s Decoy Collection
Through May 6
This exhibit features eighty waterfowl decoys culled from the museum’s noted collection. A. Elmer Crowell, Charles “Shang” Wheeler, and Albert Laing are just a few of the master artisans featured. Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, Vermont, (802) 985-3346, shelburnemuseum.org

Camellia Blooming Season at the Lyman Estate
February 15 – March 14
Take a mini tropical vacation without leaving New England; visit the nineteenth-century camellia house, part of the Lyman Estate greenhouses, where the century-old trees will be in full blossom. Orchids, sweet olives, citrus, and clivia will also be in bloom. Visitors can purchase plants propagated from the estate’s plants. Lyman Estate Greenhouses, Waltham, Mass., (;30 a.m. – 4 p.m., (781) 891-1985, historicnewengland.org

23nd Annual Rhode Island Spring Flower & Garden Show
February 18–21
This year’s show is themed “Delight all your Senses” so get ready to see, touch, taste, smell, and hear. Get a jump-start on your spring garden planning with lectures, demonstrations, and family-friendly activities. Rhode Island Convention Center,; Thursday 10 a.m.–7p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.- 8 p.m, Sunday 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; $19 adults, Providence, (401) 272-0980, flowershow.com