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Talk: Art + Design + Life--Saturday, November 15 · 3 pm to 4:30 pm. Member · FREE. Non-member (with paid admission to museum) · FREE.T Enjoy a special day of design programming and stylish shopping at The Aldrich, presented in partnership with WeR2, the collaborative venture of former gallerist Sara Meltzer and architect and interior designer Suchi Reddy. Check out the Dream Machine, a customized Airstream and living environment combining art, design, and life that will debut as a pop-up shop on the Museum grounds from November 14 to 23. Redesigned and outfitted by WeR2, it is a fully functioning home containing objects made or designed by artists, including products by local design company Teroforma. At 3 pm, discover the connections between fine art and design, and how both converge in our everyday lives and environments, through a discussion that includes conceptual artist Mary Ellen Carroll; designer and artist Sebastian Errazuriz; Eva Franch I Gilabert, Executive Director and Chief Curator of Storefront for Art and Architecture; Wendy Goodman, Design Editor of New York magazine; and Evan Synderman, owner and co-founder of R & Company gallery in New York City. Families, don't miss the child-friendly, hands-on workshops led by internationally recognized artist Jason Middlebrook. Explore his nature-inspired products in the Airstream shop, then collaborate with Middlebrook, drawing inspiration from his palette of organic materials, to construct large-scale, two-dimensional graphic works. Ages 2 to 5: 10 am to 12 noon; Ages 6 to 10: 1 to 3 pm.