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McCormick Gallery Information

320 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115

8 am–10:30 pm
8 am–8 pm

All exhibitions are free and open to the public


Engaged Body

Exhibition in McCormick Gallery Presented by Design Museum Boston and Boston Architectural College

August 20–November 10, 2015

The ability to create has always existed, but with new tools come new possibilities. Emerging technologies are creating new spaces for design to happen, enabling designers to imagine and fashion individualized objects, from bracelets to kinetic surfaces that behave differently according to their environment. Engaged Body presents a range of work that allows us to travel to new places, to experience environments on a different scale, and to display style like never before. The centerpiece of the exhibit, the Rapid Jewelry Collection, is the culmination of a design challenge to re-imagine jewelry that could only exist with modern 3D printing technology.

Engaged Body is cosponsored by the Design Museum Boston and the BAC. This exhibit and its complementary programming are an opportunity to connect the work of people with a wide variety of interests, from digital animation to product design and architecture, and to bring new audiences to digital fabrication culture and its global influence in the design disciplines. Each work in the exhibit has its own way of coming into being through its material condition and its reciprocal environment-whether it is the body or topography, each work aspires to hold cultural expression in its form.

Engaged Body is funded by Design Museum Boston and Boston Architectural College with support from Autodesk.

About Design Museum Boston: Design can change the world. Done well, it can elevate our quality of life, make businesses more competitive, and protect our environment. Design awareness, education, and expertise are more important now than ever before as design continues to impact communities, organizations, and markets around the world. Design Museum Boston is redefining what it means to be a museum in the 21st century: online, nomadic, and accessible to all through a dynamic network of exhibitions, events, and content. Design Museum Boston's mission: show the world the positive impact good design can have and create the most accessible museum imaginable. Design is everywhere. So are we.