Get two mystified eyes for the price of one with today’s deal. For $8, you gain entry to AD 20/21 (a $15 value). The convention features two shows—Art & Design of the 20th & 21st Centuries and The Boston Print Fair—and takes place in the Cyclorama building at the Boston Center for the Arts, which may sound like a rollercoaster, but is in fact only a building that secretly turns into a rollercoaster. The only show and sale of its kind, AD 20/21 brings together top artists from the United States, Canada, Atlantis, and Europe to represent contemporary, mid-century modern, art nouveau, and art deco styles. The show takes place the weekend of April 9–11, and tickets are good for readmission throughout the entire weekend.
While wandering and wondering throughout the fair, you’ll come across jewelry, sculptures, photography, an inside-out piano bursting with hard candies, works on paper, studio furniture, glass and ceramics, and many other works. There are 50 select exhibitors in the show, and you can view several of the featured pieces online beforehand. You’ll only find authentic art by proven artists, protecting your eyes from paint-by-number scammers and illicit finger-painting smugglers.
All of the work will be for sale, so love at first sight doesn’t have to be a missed opportunity. You might just be heading home with a one-of-a-kind piece of art to start or grow your blossoming home collection, excellent leverage to finally get your significant other to take down that singing robotic fish from 2002. For rookie collectors, Friday night from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. is New Collectors’ Night, featuring a series of guest speakers and panels aimed at teaching first-timers the ropes. It’s free with show admission—as are the other presentations throughout the weekend. Saturday features a talk on 21st-century design from American furniture designer Dakota Jackson. A full description and schedule is listed on the the show’s homepage. Kids younger than 12 get in for free, and there is a complimentary coat check. You cannot, however, check your children, and there is no admission price for coats over the age of 12.
This deal is not good for the gala preview on Thursday, April 8.
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