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: Digital Day at ADAC
For the first time since its launch, Digital Day at ADAC is aptly being held virtually. Join industry insiders well versed in realms spanning social media and influencer marketing to search engine optimization (SEO) for a day of productive virtual learning.
Learn: The Future of the Luxury Kitchen: Part 1, West Coast
Ultra-high-end kitchens take on the aura of their locations and their owners. Join AD PRO for an intimate discussion—visiting highly coveted kitchens from both coasts—to see the special details enjoyed by the most exclusive clients. Design professionals Nina Magon, Brigette Romanek, David Montalba, and Russ Diamond sit down with AD PRO Editor Katy Olson to discuss. This is an AD PRO Exclusive Event.
Bid: Asia Week New York
A 10-day celebration of Asian art, Asia Week New York brings together auction houses, museums, and art dealers that share an appreciation for historical and contemporary Asian art practices. More than two dozen international galleries will present works—including ceramics, paintings, prints, textiles, sculpture, and more—online, in collaboration with Bonhams, Christie’s, Doyle, Heritage, iGavel, and Sotheby’s. Browse the decorative pieces online, or view the dedicated exhibitions in person by appointment at the respective auction houses.
Attend: Bailey House Gala & Auction: A Virtual Experience
The Bailey House Gala and Auction, an annual arts event that helps fund health programs for low-income New Yorkers living with HIV, pivots online this year. In collaboration with Artsy, the auction will present a vast offering of decor, experiences, and fine art from emerging talents to notable signatures such as Alexander Calder and Henri Goetz. Online bidding opens March 11, and the Virtual Gala & Awards Ceremony, featuring Icon Award winner Deborah Harry, will take place on March 25. Tickets required.
Tour: Different Tendencies: Italian Design 1960–1980
Expand your design history knowledge with this new virtual exhibition from nomadic gallery Super House. Titled “Different Tendencies,” the exhibition narrows on two decades, namely 1960 to 1980, of Italian design, revisiting significant moments such as the Space Age and Radical movement and their implications. Works from galleries and collectors from across the globe, including furniture and lighting by Andrea Branzi, Enzo Mari, Ettore Sottsass, and others, are on consignment for the 3D-rendered digital exhibition.
March 15–May 1
Learn: Design Dialogues on Healthy Buildings and the Workplace
Conversations regarding how workplaces must evolve to become safer, healthier environments for re-occupancy are being had at nearly every company these days. In this Chicago Architecture Center–sponsored program, WELL Building Standard certified experts invite industry members to learn the nitty-gritty considerations spanning ventilation, sanitization, and performance that will shape the future of the workplace.
Tour: The Mindcraft Project’s Digital Exhibition 2021
Launched as a platform to promote the explorative works of Danish designers, the Mindcraft Project is set to present its latest digital exhibition, designed in collaboration with Wang & Söderström. Among the latest offerings, expect new works from Kasper Kjeldgaard, Else-Rikke Bruun, and Rasmus Fenhann and seven other makers and design studios that address ongoing social issues in material, form, and inspiration.