Virtual Events 2022

The Smart List is a monthly list of multi-media recommendations on everything design, curated by Interwoven Design. In this issue we share the virtual events we have on our calendars for 2022. We love to have a mix of virtual and in-person events in play, and there are more available now than ever. The virtual events are available to a wide-range of attendees, and anyone interested can join, no matter where they are in the world. While some require registering to reserve a space, these events are free to the public.

The Smart List: Virtual Events 2022
The Smart List: Virtual Events 2022

Virtual MOCA Book Club

April 26th

MOCA has a wide range of virtual programming, including lectures, tours, and artist interviews. The Book Club is no longer active but check out their archives to experience many of their events at your own pace.

Cooper Hewitt Virtual Talk: Deep Breaths – Designing on the Front Lines

April 8th

This virtual talk at the Cooper Hewitt will be a discussion about the sudden need for rapid innovation in PPE brought on by the pandemic, especially given the global shortages that were experienced. Experts will weigh in on the current state of PPE design.

What’s a Feminist Picture? MoMA Lecture

April 14th

This lecture and panel discussion is offered in MoMA’s wonderful virtual programming. This will be one of their Forums on Contemporary Photography, a loose platform for free-form critical discussions about photography today. The discussion is paired with a new photography exhibit that is “an invitation to look at pictures through a contemporary feminist lens; it affirms the capacity of artists to assert their political motivations and proposes unexpected connections that mount a challenge to convention.”

New Museum Live Virtual Tour: “Faith Ringgold: American People”

May 8th – 14th

This live, forty-five minute virtual tour will walk through the “Faith Ringgold American People” exhibit, covering the artwork itself, exclusive digital content, and biographic insights into the artists practice and significance in the field.

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Exhibits & Events in NYC 2022

The Smart List is a monthly list of multi-media recommendations on everything design, curated by Interwoven Design. In this issue we share the exhibits and events in NYC that we are really looking forward to this year. As any creative knows, you can’t generate output if you aren’t continually feeding yourself inspiration. In addition to helping us stay informed about art and design, going to the fantastic galleries and museums throughout the city is a crucial strategy for those of us in the studio to stay engaged and open as creative people.

The Smart List: Exhibits & Events in NYC 2022
The Smart List: Exhibits & Events in NYC 2022

Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams

at the Brooklyn Museum through February 20th

This stunning exhibition draws from the legendary archives of the House of Dior to tell the story of the iconic fashion brand. Photos, videos, sketches, and over two hundred haute couture garments bring the history to life, walking visitors through each era of the brand’s evolution. This is a must-see for the fashion aficionado.

Outsider Art Fair

at the OAF New York Metropolitan Pavilion March 3rd – 6th

The Outsider Art Fair is an annual fair “dedicated to Self-Taught Art, Art Brut and Outsider Art.” In 1972 art brut champion Roger Cardinal explained that “a paramount factor in the critical definition of the creative Outsider is that he or she should be possessed of an expressive impulse and should then externalize that impulse in an unmonitored way which defies conventional art-historical contextualization.” It is the kind of art you won’t see anywhere else.

Tomas Saraceno: Particular Matter(s)

at The Shed February 11th through April 17th

The Shed is showing Tomás Saraceno: Particular Matter(s), the artist’s largest US exhibition thus far. Visitors have been especially mesmerized by the massive Free the Air: How to hear the universe in a spider/web, a 95-foot-diameter sensory installation that dominates the space and puts the viewer at the scale of a spider on its web.

Greater New York

at MoMA PS1 through April 18th

Greater New York is an exhibit that focuses exclusively on artists living and working in the New York area. This year 47 artists and collectives are featured in the show, which was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The current exhibit has a special focus on the significance of time and place while showing a wide range of media and artistic styles, and it is an annual show that is worth a look every year.

The Orchid Show

at the New York Botanical Garden though April 23rd

This is The Orchid Show‘s 19th year, and it doesn’t disappoint. This year’s show is ‘Jeff Leatham’s Kaleidoscope’, a bold and vibrant display that uses colorful geometric arrangements to mimic the effect of a turning kaleidoscope. Thousands of orchids create a spectacular display.

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