Art and design institutions worldwide may remain closed due to COVID-19, but that hasn’t stopped museums, galleries, and fairs from developing virtual events that can be enjoyed from the comfort of one’s own home. Below, AD PRO rounds up the industry happenings—from exhibition openings to educational sessions—that are worth tuning into this month. Check out the AD PRO calendar for more.
Attend: Expo Chicago Online 2021
More than 80 contemporary and modern art galleries from across the country are signed on to exhibit at Expo Chicago’s virtual edition, which benefits the Art Dealers Association of America. After browsing works from Kasmin, Axel Vervoordt Gallery, Wexler Gallery, and more, catch one (or all) of the virtual dialogues with the featured artists.
Tour: Kips Bay Decorator Show House Palm Beach 2021
April 8–May 9
A Mediterranean villa in West Palm Beach serves as a 4,000-square-foot canvas for dozens of the country’s leading interior design firms during the Kips Bay Decorator Show House’s fourth edition, with proceeds benefiting regional youth programs. While the showcase is most certainly enjoyed best with an in-person tour, those stuck at home can get a peek inside on AD PRO.
Attend: 41 Madison Live!
After a year of entertaining at home, we better appreciate the delight of a well-styled table. See the latest tabletop debuts from the market’s most established design houses and hear from industry pros on current hospitality trends during 41 Madison Live!, the inaugural livestream series held in conjunction with the biannual New York Tabletop Show.
Learn: Boston Design Week
April 28–May 9
Boston’s annual 12-day festival dedicated to all things design will host online and in-person outdoor events for the 2021 edition. Simplifying the substantial program offerings, the fair has organized four special tracks for attendees to choose from: architecture and urban planning, continued professional education, design and social impact, and handmade design.
Attend: Consumer Goods Digital Day
In lieu of guests gathering in Frankfurt for Ambiente, fair organizers have worked diligently to bring the consumer goods trade show online. For one day only, scour the latest offerings from more than 400 suppliers in kitchenware, furniture and decor, and home electronics categories, and place orders at any hour using the show’s Nextrade platform.
Learn: NeoCon’s Designing Well Virtual Program
As society awaits a better portrait of what the future of the office will look like, NeoCon’s two-day “Designing Well” virtual series sets out to offer predictions by examining design’s role in the mind, body, community, and planet. Reserve a spot at any of the six important industry dialogues, which cover mental health in the workplace, wellness in design, productive company culture, and more.