January Calendar of Events for the Design Minded, Part 2

Text by Lynda Simonton

Bad Talk

B/A/D Talks

Photograph by Anastasia Sierra

January events for people who love design, architecture, and the arts.

IIDA of New England Fashion Show

January 14 – February 12

Visit the Boston Design Center for the opportunity to view the winning entries from the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) New England chapter’s 2015 fashion show. Go and soak in the creativity. Boston Design Center, bostondesign.com/events

Meissen Porcelain by Johann Joachim Kaendler

January 16–January 2017

This exhibit explores the work of Johann Joachim Kaendler, among the most important artists in the history of porcelain. The showcased works include the intricately detailed and innovative sculptures that Kaendler created over his 40-plus-year career at the Meissen Porcelain Factory. The Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, (860) 278-2670, thewadsworth.org

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 paintings, sculptures, and works in a variety of other media by association members. Wonders of Winter explores the colors, textures, and dramatic light of the winter landscape. Old Lyme, (860) 434-7802, lymeartassociation.org

B/A/D Talk

January 27

Architects, interior designers, and builders are invited to join the B/A/D Talk next week at the Boston Design Center. Moderated by New England Home’s editor-in-chief, Kyle Hoepner, the conversation will focus on different ways to find, retain, and inspire employees. Taking place at the Boston Design Center/Club 432, Wednesday, January 27, at 5:30 p.m. Please RSVP to [email protected] badtalks.com

BSA Design Awards Gala

January 28

Hundreds of industry professionals will be gathering to celebrate the winning projects from the 2015 BSA Design Awards programs. Guests will enjoy a cocktail reception, dinner, and an awards presentation hosted by WGBH’s Jared Bowen.  InterContinental Boston, 6 p.m., $255 per seat or $2,500 per table. architects.org

Curator Talk with Andrew Eschelbacher

January 29

Learn all about the Portland Museum’s feature exhibit straight from the curators. Join Andrew Eschelbacher, Susan Donnell and Harry W. Konkel Assistant Curator of European Art, for a guided tour of Masterworks of Art: Highlights of the Portland Museum of Art. Portland, Maine, 12 p.m., (207) 775-6148, portlandmuseum.org

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