Museum of Arts & Design - Past Events

Below is a list of all past events for Museum of Arts & Design. Current and upcoming events, as well as other details, are available on the venue's page.

  • poster for LJ Roberts and Sarah Zapata “Studio Views: Craft in the Expanded Field”

    LJ Roberts and Sarah Zapata “Studio Views: Craft in the Expanded Field”

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2017-08-22 - 2017-10-15

    Studio Views: Craft in the Expanded Field features interdisciplinary artists at work on large-scale, immersive, and community-engaged installations that challenge and expand the boundaries of traditional...More »

  • poster for “fashion after Fashion” Exhibition

    “fashion after Fashion” Exhibition

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    • Media: Fashion
    • 2017-04-26 - 2017-08-06

    This spring, the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) presents fashion after Fashion, an exhibition that seeks to redefine the term “Fashion” by presenting the work of six designer teams who are thinking—and...More »

  • poster for Judith Leiber “Crafting a New York Story”

    Judith Leiber “Crafting a New York Story”

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    • Media: Fashion
    • 2017-04-04 - 2017-08-06

    Judith Leiber spent sixty-five years in the handbag industry, from an apprentice in Budapest to the owner of an internationally renowned handbag company based in New York City. As the only female pattern-maker,...More »

  • poster for Jes Fan “No Clearance in Niche”

    Jes Fan “No Clearance in Niche”

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    • Media: Illustration
    • 2017-03-03 - 2017-04-30

    Project Space – 6th Floor Reflecting on the intersections of many identities, Jes Fan questions the concept of “otherness” by creatively exploring materials and substances with social, political, and...More »

  • poster for “Counter-Couture: Handmade Fashion in an American Counterculture” Exhibition

    “Counter-Couture: Handmade Fashion in an American Counterculture” Exhibition

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    • Media: Fashion
    • 2017-03-02 - 2017-08-20

    Counter-Couture: Handmade Fashion in an American Counterculture celebrates the handmade fashion and style of the 1960s and 1970s. Often referred to as the hippie movement, the Counterculture swept away...More »

  • poster for Lauren Kalman “But if the Crime Is Beautiful… A MAD Collection POV”

    Lauren Kalman “But if the Crime Is Beautiful… A MAD Collection POV”

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    • Media: Fashion - Product
    • 2016-10-20 - 2017-03-15

    Taking up the subject of gold (specifically jewelry and adornment) as representative of power, wealth, and love, Lauren Kalman: But if the Crime Is Beautiful…, created by performance artist and metalsmith...More »

  • poster for Peter Voulkos “The Breakthrough Years”

    Peter Voulkos “The Breakthrough Years”

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    • Media: Sculpture - Ceramics
    • 2016-10-18 - 2017-03-15

    Spanning the years 1953–1968, Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years is the first exhibition to focus on the early career of Peter Voulkos, whose radical methods and ideas during this period opened up the possibilities...More »

  • poster for Françoise Grossen “Selects”

    Françoise Grossen “Selects”

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2016-10-18 - 2017-03-15

    The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) presents Françoise Grossen Selects, an exhibition showcasing pioneer fiber artist Françoise Grossen’s selections from MAD’s permanent collection alongside some of her...More »

  • poster for Coille Hooven “Tell It By Heart”

    Coille Hooven “Tell It By Heart”

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    • Media: Sculpture - Ceramics
    • 2016-09-22 - 2017-02-05

    For over fifty years, Coille Hooven has been working in porcelain and creating psychologically charged sculpture that explores domestic-centered narratives from the kitchen to the bedroom. One of the first...More »

  • poster for Chris Antemann “Forbidden Fruit”

    Chris Antemann “Forbidden Fruit”

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2016-09-22 - 2017-02-05

    Chris Antemann: Forbidden Fruit celebrates the collaboration between Oregon-based artist Chris Antemann and the renowned MEISSEN Porcelain manufactory. In 2011 Antemann was invited to participate in MEISSEN’s...More »

  • poster for Margaret and Christine Wertheim “Crochet Coral Reef: TOXIC SEAS” Exhibition

    Margaret and Christine Wertheim “Crochet Coral Reef: TOXIC SEAS” Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2016-09-15 - 2017-01-22

    Crochet Coral Reef: TOXIC SEAS celebrates the tenth anniversary of the “Crochet Coral Reef” (2005–present), an ongoing project by sisters Margaret and Christine Wertheim and their Los Angeles–based organization,...More »

  • poster for “Eye for Design” Exhibition

    “Eye for Design” Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics - Prints - Product - Other
    • 2016-06-07 - 2016-09-18

    Drawn from its own archive and that of the American Craft Council, the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) presents Eye for Design, an exhibition that explores the unique graphic identity created by the Museum...More »

  • poster for Harry Bertoia “Atmosphere for Enjoyment”

    Harry Bertoia “Atmosphere for Enjoyment”

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation
    • 2016-05-03 - 2016-09-25

    Harry Bertoia’s (b. Italy 1915, d. United States 1978) career spanned just over thirty-five years. Known to many as the designer of the ”Diamond” chair still in production today by Knoll, Bertoia was also...More »

  • poster for Harry Bertoia “Bent, Cast & Forged”

    Harry Bertoia “Bent, Cast & Forged”

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    • Media: Sculpture - Product
    • 2016-05-03 - 2016-09-25

    Coming to MAD from the Cranbrook Art Museum, Bent, Cast & Forged explores the jewelry designs of Harry Bertoia (b. 1915 – d. 1978) and follows his investigations of form and material in his early days...More »

  • poster for Job Smeets and Nynke Tynagel “Studio Job MAD HOUSE”

    Job Smeets and Nynke Tynagel “Studio Job MAD HOUSE”

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2016-03-22 - 2016-08-21

    Studio Job MAD HOUSE will be the first American solo museum exhibition of the work of collaborators Job Smeets (Belgian, b. 1970) and Nynke Tynagel (Dutch, b. 1977), who established their atelier, Studio...More »

  • poster for “In Time (The Rhythm of the Workshop)” Exhibition

    “In Time (The Rhythm of the Workshop)” Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation - Film
    • 2016-02-23 - 2016-05-22

    From February 23 to May 22, 2016, the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) presents In Time (The Rhythm of the Workshop): Andreas Bunte, Denis Côté, Daniel Eisenberg and Varvara & Mar. Featuring the...More »

  • poster for Ebony G. Patterson “Dead Treez”

    Ebony G. Patterson “Dead Treez”

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2015-11-10 - 2016-04-03

    Ebony G. Patterson splits her time between Kingston, Jamaica, and Lexington, Kentucky. Incorporating mixed-media installations and jacquard photo tapestries, Patterson explores visibility, in terms of...More »

  • poster for Wendell Castle “Remastered”

    Wendell Castle “Remastered”

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    • Media: Furniture
    • 2015-10-20 - 2016-02-28

    The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) presents Wendell Castle Remastered, the first museum exhibition to examine the digitally crafted works of Wendell Castle, acclaimed figure of the American art furniture...More »

  • poster for “Japanese Kōgei: Future Forward” Exhibition

    “Japanese Kōgei: Future Forward” Exhibition

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    • Media: Product - Crafts - Other
    • 2015-10-20 - 2016-02-07

    The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) presents Japanese Kōgei | Future Forward. The exhibition showcases the work of 12 established and emergent kōgei artists, and examines the changing role of this discipline...More »

  • poster for “LOOT: MAD About Jewelry” Exhibition

    “LOOT: MAD About Jewelry” Exhibition

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    • Media: Fashion - Crafts
    • 2015-09-28 - 2015-10-03

    LOOT: MAD About Jewelry, the Museum of Arts and Design’s annual six-day exhibition and sale featuring designs from emerging and acclaimed jewelry artists, returns this fall from September 28-October 3,...More »

  • poster for “Pathmakers: Women in Art, Craft and Design, Midcentury and Today” Exhibition

    “Pathmakers: Women in Art, Craft and Design, Midcentury and Today” Exhibition

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    • Media: Fashion - Product - Other
    • 2015-04-28 - 2015-09-27

    The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) presents Pathmakers: Women in Art, Craft and Design, Midcentury and Today, an exhibition that considers the notable contributions of women to modernism in postwar visual...More »

  • poster for Ralph Pucci “The Art of the Mannequin”

    Ralph Pucci “The Art of the Mannequin”

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    • Media: Fashion
    • 2015-03-31 - 2015-10-25

    Ralph Pucci: The Art of the Mannequin will be the first museum exhibition to explore the work of renowned New York-based designer Ralph Pucci, who is widely regarded for his innovative approach to the...More »

  • poster for Richard Estes “Painting New York City’ Exhibition to Reveal Creative Process and Demanding Craftsmanship of Enduring Leader of Photorealism”

    Richard Estes “Painting New York City’ Exhibition to Reveal Creative Process and Demanding Craftsmanship of Enduring Leader of Photorealism”

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2015-03-10 - 2015-09-20

    The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) presents Richard Estes: Painting New York City, the first exhibition of the art of Richard Estes to focus on the artist’s technique and process, through an examination...More »

  • poster for “New Territories: Laboratories for Design, Craft, and Art in Latin America” Exhibition

    “New Territories: Laboratories for Design, Craft, and Art in Latin America” Exhibition

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    • Media: Furniture - Product - Performance Art
    • 2014-11-04 - 2015-04-05

    The term “new territories,” as evoked by Italian architect and designer Gaetano Pesce, refers to the state of making in today’s globalized society, a phenomenon that has helped to spur a confluence of...More »

  • poster for “LOOT: MAD about Jewelry” EXhibition

    “LOOT: MAD about Jewelry” EXhibition

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    • Media: Fashion - Product
    • 2014-10-07 - 2014-10-10

    The Museum of Arts and Design presents LOOT: MAD about Jewelry, its annual exhibition and sale featuring designs from 50 emerging and acclaimed international jewelry artists. Now in its 14th edition, LOOT...More »

  • poster for Joyce J. Scott “Maryland to Murano”

    Joyce J. Scott “Maryland to Murano”

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    • Media: Fashion - Crafts - Other
    • 2014-09-30 - 2015-03-15

    Bringing together Scott’s neckpieces and blown glass sculptures for the first time, Maryland to Murano: Neckpieces and Sculptures by Joyce J. Scott examines Scott’s prolific career, defined by her ever-evolving...More »

  • poster for “What Would Mrs. Webb Do?: A Founding Vision” Exhibition

    “What Would Mrs. Webb Do?: A Founding Vision” Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Furniture - Crafts
    • 2014-09-23 - 2015-02-08

    The Museum of Arts and Design celebrates the enduring vision of its founder Aileen Osborn Webb with What Would Mrs. Webb Do? A Founding Vision, an exhibition highlighting Webb’s advocacy and dedication...More »

  • poster for “NYC Makers Open” Exhibition

    “NYC Makers Open” Exhibition

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    • Media: Architecture - Sculpture - Fashion
    • 2014-07-01 - 2014-10-12

    In July 2014, the Museum of Arts and Design will inaugurate NYC Makers Open, an exhibition that spotlights the creative communities thriving across the five boroughs today. The first exhibition to be organized...More »

  • poster for “Multiple Exposures: Jewelry and Photography” Exhibition

    “Multiple Exposures: Jewelry and Photography” Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Fashion - Product
    • 2014-05-13 - 2014-09-14

    “Multiple Exposures: Jewelry and Photography” is the first museum exhibition to explore how contemporary jewelry artists transform and add new meaning to the pervasive images of this digital age. Drawing...More »

  • poster for “Re: Collection” Exhibition

    “Re: Collection” Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Furniture - Ceramics
    • 2014-04-01 - 2014-09-07

    The exhibition will survey Chief Curator Emeritus David McFadden’s sixteen years at MAD through objects acquired during his tenure. During McFadden’s years at MAD, the permanent collection has grown from...More »

  • poster for “Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital” Exhibition

    “Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital” Exhibition

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    • Media: Architecture - Sculpture - Fashion
    • 2013-10-14 - 2014-07-06

    “Out of Hand” will explore the many areas of 21st-century creativity made possible by advanced methods of computer-assisted production known as digital fabrication. In today’s postdigital world, artists...More »

  • poster for “Body & Soul: New International Ceramics” Exhibition

    “Body & Soul: New International Ceramics” Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2013-09-24 - 2014-03-02

    The Museum will present “Body & Soul: New International Ceramics,” an exhibition featuring the work of 24 international ceramic artists addressing critical social and political issues through figurative...More »

  • poster for “Fashion Jewelry: The Collection of Barbara Berger” Exhibition

    “Fashion Jewelry: The Collection of Barbara Berger” Exhibition

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    • Media: Fashion - Product
    • 2013-06-25 - 2014-04-20

    Featuring over 450 pieces of fashion jewelry by designers such as Miriam Haskell, Marcel Boucher, Balenciaga, Kenneth Jay Lane, and Gripoix, this exhibition will be an eye-opening display of necklaces,...More »

  • poster for "Conversations in American Menswear: Patrik Ervell" Art Talk

    "Conversations in American Menswear: Patrik Ervell" Art Talk

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    • Media: Fashion - Art Talk
    • 2013-05-23 - 2013-04-23

    Swedish born and Northern California raised Patrik Ervell launched his line in 2005 after a degree in political science and a stint as a fashion editor at V magazine. He has since garnered critical praise...More »

  • poster for "Commerce + Curation: Future" Art Talk

    "Commerce + Curation: Future" Art Talk

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    • Media: Furniture - Product - Crafts - Art Talk
    • 2013-05-21 - 2013-05-21

    Where do we buy design now? Increasingly, the answer is online, through blogs and e-commerce sites that make it easy to admire, click, and buy products from any era. But as design blogs and online design...More »

  • poster for "A Life is Collecting with Iris Apfel" Art Talk

    "A Life is Collecting with Iris Apfel" Art Talk

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    • Media: Fashion - Crafts - Art Talk
    • 2013-05-15 - 2013-05-15

    Lifelong connoisseur and advanced style icon Iris Apfel has spent much of her life collecting everything from fashion and accessories to art and textiles. For a live interview and audience Q&A, Apfel...More »

  • poster for "Commerce + Curation: Present" Art Talk

    "Commerce + Curation: Present" Art Talk

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    • Media: Furniture - Product - Crafts - Art Talk
    • 2013-05-14 - 2013-05-14

    After museums stopped putting price tags in the galleries, many opened separate shops. These shops have grown to become branded, curated entities in their own right, with catalogs and offsite branches....More »

  • poster for "Conversations in American Menswear: Tim Coppens" Art Talk

    "Conversations in American Menswear: Tim Coppens" Art Talk

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    • Media: Fashion - Art Talk
    • 2013-05-09 - 2013-05-09

    In just a few short seasons Tim Coppens, a graduate of the highly acclaimed Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, has made an impression with both retailers and critics. Formerly a design director of...More »

  • poster for "Case Study #3: Location, 2 Columbus Circle" Art Talk

    "Case Study #3: Location, 2 Columbus Circle" Art Talk

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    • Media: Architecture - Art Talk
    • 2013-05-09 - 2013-05-09

    In 2008, MAD relocated from a Midtown side street to 2 Columbus Circle. Historically, the point from which all distances are measured from New York, Columbus Circle acts as both a magnet and a centripetal...More »

  • poster for "Commerce + Curation: Past" Art Talk

    "Commerce + Curation: Past" Art Talk

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    • Media: Furniture - Product - Crafts - Art Talk
    • 2013-05-07 - 2013-05-07

    In the early days of exhibiting design in museums, the lines between shopping and curating were blurred. Manufacturers often sponsored the shows, and they might travel to trade shows or department stores...More »

  • poster for "Emerging US Design Practices" Pecha Kucha style Art Talk

    "Emerging US Design Practices" Pecha Kucha style Art Talk

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    • Media: Furniture - Fashion - Product - Art Talk
    • 2013-04-30 - 2013-04-30

    Creating a platform for emerging design practitioners to have their works seen and responded to, WantedDesign teams with MAD for a Pecha Kucha event, presenting some of the more promising emerging American...More »

  • poster for "Conversations in American Menswear: Antonio Azzuolo" Art Talk

    "Conversations in American Menswear: Antonio Azzuolo" Art Talk

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    • Media: Fashion - Art Talk
    • 2013-04-25 - 2013-04-25

    A veteran of both European and American luxury houses, Azzuolo began his own in 2007. Working with the same high standards, Azzuolo has sought to imbue the codified world of luxury men’s wear with the...More »

  • poster for "Happiness? A Master Class with Stefan Sagmeister" Art Talk

    "Happiness? A Master Class with Stefan Sagmeister" Art Talk

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    • Media: Graphics - Art Talk
    • 2013-04-24 - 2013-04-24

    Continuing his ten-year research into happiness, icon of graphic design, Stefan Sagmeister, presents an intimate master class. Further developed through a series of traveling exhibitions in museum environments...More »

  • poster for "Case Study #2: Exhibition 'The Robot Exhibit'" Art Talk

    "Case Study #2: Exhibition 'The Robot Exhibit'" Art Talk

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    • Media: Graphics - Sculpture - Other - Art Talk
    • 2013-04-18 - 2013-04-18

    "The Robot Exhibit: History, Fantasy, and Reality" (1984) at MAD (then the American Craft Museum) was one of the first comprehensive surveys of the history of robots, cyborgs, automatons, and androids....More »

  • poster for "The Practice of Patronage with David Wiseman and Zesty Meyers" Art Talk

    "The Practice of Patronage with David Wiseman and Zesty Meyers" Art Talk

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    • Media: Furniture - Fashion - Art Talk
    • 2013-04-16 - 2013-04-16

    Critical to the survival of the American design and decorative arts community is the practice of patronage. As a part of “After the Museum: The Home Front 2013,” this live event will feature rising talent...More »

  • poster for "Conversations in American Menswear: Siki Im" Art Talk

    "Conversations in American Menswear: Siki Im" Art Talk

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    • Media: Fashion - Art Talk
    • 2013-04-11 - 2013-04-11

    A practiced architect, Im took a detour into the world of fashion, eventually finding himself in the studios of Karl Lagerfeld and Helmut Lang before going on his own in 2009. Refocusing his eye towards...More »

  • poster for "Who Says a Museum Must Be an Institution? A Master Class with Murray Moss" Art Talk

    "Who Says a Museum Must Be an Institution? A Master Class with Murray Moss" Art Talk

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    • Media: Sculpture - Furniture - Fashion - Art Talk
    • 2013-03-26 - 2013-03-26

    Exploring alternatives to today's general paradigm of 'museum' - particularly museums that exhibit both art and design - leading figure in the world of design, Murray Moss, holds a one of a kind master...More »

  • poster for "Case Study #1: Object - Taboo Stool" Art Talk

    "Case Study #1: Object - Taboo Stool" Art Talk

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    • Media: Sculpture - Furniture - Art Talk
    • 2013-03-21 - 2013-03-21

    For "The Global Africa Project," a 2010 exhibition on contemporary visual culture in Africa, MAD included the "Taboo" stool by the industrial design firm Birsel + Seck. Made of 75 percent recycled plastic...More »

  • poster for “Against the Grain: Wood in Contemporary Art, Craft and Design” Exhibition

    “Against the Grain: Wood in Contemporary Art, Craft and Design” Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation - Furniture
    • 2013-03-19 - 2013-09-15

    Featuring nearly 90 installations, sculptures, furniture, and objects, “Against the Grain: Wood in Contemporary Art, Craft and Design” explores the most cutting-edge conceptual and technical trends in...More »

  • poster for "Design, Materials and Process: A US Panorama" Pecha Kucha style Art Talk

    "Design, Materials and Process: A US Panorama" Pecha Kucha style Art Talk

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    • Media: Furniture - Fashion - Product - Art Talk
    • 2013-03-19 - 2013-03-19

    Every year, new materials and processes emerge in America that often do not make it into the hands of design talents. Opening up the visibility of some of the most innovative new possibilities for object...More »

  • poster for "Designing for Collectors with Eric Cohler" Art Talk

    "Designing for Collectors with Eric Cohler" Art Talk

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    • Media: Furniture - Fashion - Other - Art Talk
    • 2013-03-12 - 2013-03-12

    Art and objects collected by a client is a key component to the interior design commission. No one understands this more than lifelong collector and interior designer Eric Cohler. During this special evening,...More »

  • poster for "Playing with Fire: 50 Years of Contemporary Glass" Exhibition

    "Playing with Fire: 50 Years of Contemporary Glass" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2012-11-20 - 2013-04-07

    "Playing with Fire: 50 Years of Contemporary Glass" takes a comprehensive and eye-opening look at the breadth of innovative processes and artistry in contemporary glass. This exhibition showcases an astonishing...More »

  • poster for "The Art of Scent: 1889-2012" Exhibition

    "The Art of Scent: 1889-2012" Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation - Product - Other
    • 2012-11-20 - 2013-02-24

    "The Art of Scent: 1889-2012" is the first major museum exhibition to recognize scent as a major medium of artistic creation and fifteen artists who work in this medium. The exhibition focuses on twelve...More »

  • poster for “Playing with Fire: 50 Years of Contemporary Glass” Exhibition

    “Playing with Fire: 50 Years of Contemporary Glass” Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Other
    • 2012-11-06 - 2013-08-26

    Ever since 1962, when a legendary workshop led by renowned glass artist Harvey Littleton demonstrated the potential of glassblowing as a medium available to individual artists, artists and designers have...More »

  • poster for Daniel Brush "Blue Steel Gold Light"

    Daniel Brush "Blue Steel Gold Light"

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Installation
    • 2012-10-16 - 2013-02-17

    Daniel Brush's fascination with materials and his passionate focus on process make him the ideal subject for a one-person exhibition at the Museum of Arts and Design. "Blue Steel Gold Light" will comprise...More »

  • poster for "Adults in the Dark: Avant-Garde Animation" Exhibition

    "Adults in the Dark: Avant-Garde Animation" Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration - Film
    • 2012-09-27 - 2012-11-16

    In the wake of the cultural revolutions of the mid 20th century, a number of artists began making use of animation to challenge societal boundaries, accepted aesthetic tastes, and narrative practices....More »

  • poster for "LOOT 2012: MAD About Jewelry" Pop-Shop and Exhibition

    "LOOT 2012: MAD About Jewelry" Pop-Shop and Exhibition

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    • Media: Fashion - Product - Crafts
    • 2012-09-11 - 2012-09-15

    "LOOT 2012: MAD About Jewelry," the ultimate pop-up shop for contemporary art and studio jewelry, whose proceeds benefit the Exhibition and Education programs of the Museum of Arts and Design, will run...More »

  • poster for "Doris Duke's Shangri-La: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art" Exhibition

    "Doris Duke's Shangri-La: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Sculpture
    • 2012-09-07 - 2013-01-06

    "Doris Duke’s Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art" showcaes a selection of objects of Islamic art from the spectacular Honolulu home of philanthropist and art collector Doris Duke (1912-1993)...More »

  • poster for Anna Molska "Human Material"

    Anna Molska "Human Material"

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    • Media: Video installation - Performance Art
    • 2012-07-06 - 2012-10-07

    In recognition of the surreal vision and original voice of this provocative, young Polish video artist, the Museum of Arts and Design presents "Anna Molska: Human Material" as the next installment of its...More »

  • poster for "Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 3" Exhibition

    "Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 3" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation - Ceramics - Video installation
    • 2012-06-26 - 2012-10-21

    The third exhibition in the Museum of Arts and Design’s groundbreaking series exploring contemporary Native North American art, "Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 3" features approximately 70 artists...More »

  • poster for "Space-Light-Structure: The Jewelry of Margaret De Patta" Exhibition

    "Space-Light-Structure: The Jewelry of Margaret De Patta" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Fashion - Product
    • 2012-06-05 - 2012-09-23

    The exhibition is the first comprehensive retrospective of the life and work of Margaret De Patta (1903-1964), a pioneer in American studio jewelry whose modernist creations remain as fresh and vital today...More »

  • poster for "Glasstress New York: New Art from the Venice Biennales" Exhibition

    "Glasstress New York: New Art from the Venice Biennales" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation
    • 2012-02-14 - 2012-06-10

    Glasstress, The Museum of Arts and Design is proud to present Glasstress New York: New Art from the Venice Biennales an extraordinary international gathering of glass sculpture created in Murano at the...More »

  • poster for "Swept Away: Dust, Ashes, and Dirt in Contemporary Art and Design" Exhibition

    "Swept Away: Dust, Ashes, and Dirt in Contemporary Art and Design" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Sculpture - Installation
    • 2012-02-07 - 2012-08-12

    MAD has explored the intersection of traditional or unusual materials and techniques as viewed through the lens of contemporary art and design in a series of exhibitions that include "Radical Lace and...More »

  • poster for "Hanging Around: Necklaces from MAD's Collection" Exhibition

    "Hanging Around: Necklaces from MAD's Collection" Exhibition

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    • Media: Furniture - Fashion
    • 2012-01-24 - 2012-05-21

    For at least forty thousand years, in virtually all cultures, humans have worn objects of symbolic, decorative, and amuletic value around their necks. Ranging in length from chokers to rope necklaces that...More »

  • poster for "Beauty in All Things: Japanese Art and Design" Exhibition

    "Beauty in All Things: Japanese Art and Design" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation - Crafts
    • 2011-11-22 - 2012-06-03

    In Japan, beauty can be found in objects from the most refined to the most humble, often with standards very different from those in the Western world. Drawn largely from the MAD collection, "Beauty in...More »

  • poster for "Korean Eye: Energy and Matter" Exhibition

    "Korean Eye: Energy and Matter" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Sculpture - Video installation
    • 2011-11-01 - 2012-02-19

    The exhibition, which brings together 21 emerging and established Korean artists working in photography, painting, video, and mixed media. "Korean Eye" reflects a new era of diversity in Korean life, politics,...More »

  • poster for "Crafting Modernism: Midcentury American Art and Design" Exhibition

    "Crafting Modernism: Midcentury American Art and Design" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Furniture
    • 2011-10-12 - 2012-01-15

    Focusing on the dynamic relationship between craft and design, "Crafting Modernism: Midcentury American Art and Design" showcases the bold new directions taken in media and aesthetics during the postwar...More »

  • poster for "Picasso to Koons: Artist as Jeweler" Exhibition

    "Picasso to Koons: Artist as Jeweler" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Fashion - Product
    • 2011-09-20 - 2012-01-08

    Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Max Ernst, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Jeff Koons and Anish Kapoor are some of the 20th century's greatest and best known artists. What is less well known are the...More »

  • poster for "Otherworldly: Optical Delusions and Small Realities" Exhibition

    "Otherworldly: Optical Delusions and Small Realities" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Sculpture - Installation
    • 2011-06-07 - 2011-09-18

    Virtual reality has been a powerful factor in shaping our social and artistic environment since the 1970s. Today, innovations in digital technology have completely transformed film, video, and television:...More »

  • poster for "Flora and Fauna, MAD about Nature" Exhibition

    "Flora and Fauna, MAD about Nature" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Fashion - Product - Ceramics
    • 2011-05-24 - 2011-11-02

    From insects and birds to flowers and trees, and don't forget, aquatic life, "Flora and Fauna, MAD about Nature" takes an engaging look at how artists celebrate nature in a variety of media, including...More »

  • poster for "David Bowie, Artist" Exhibition

    "David Bowie, Artist" Exhibition

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    • Media: Film - Media Arts - Performance Art
    • 2011-05-09 - 2011-07-16

    "David Bowie, Artist", a public program, will celebrate this singular talent who has continued to be a constant innovator in performance-based practices. Expanding past his notoriety as a musician, "David...More »

  • poster for Stephen Burks "Are You A Hybrid?"

    Stephen Burks "Are You A Hybrid?"

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    • Media: Photography - Installation - Product
    • 2011-05-03 - 2011-10-02

    The Museum of Arts & Design has commissioned Burks to be the next guest curator of it's 2nd floor MADProjects space. Burks' group exhibition, "Stephen Burks | Are You A Hybrid?" follows the Global...More »

  • poster for "American Design Club" Exhibition

    "American Design Club" Exhibition

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    • Media: Art Talk
    • 2011-04-21 - 2011-04-21

    The American Design Club (AmDC) is a loose collective of New York’s leading young design talent. In recent years, the group has executed self-financed events and exhibitions showcasing their highly creative...More »

  • poster for "After Class: The First Steps of the American Designer" Talk

    "After Class: The First Steps of the American Designer" Talk

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    • Media: Art Talk
    • 2011-03-24 - 2011-03-24

    Caught between a culture ambivalent on the values of design and a slowing economy, young designers face an enormous challenge post graduation. Moderated by Interior Design magazine editor Annie Block,...More »

  • poster for "A Bit of Clay on the Skin: New Ceramic Jewelry" Exhibition

    "A Bit of Clay on the Skin: New Ceramic Jewelry" Exhibition

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    • Media: Fashion - Product - Ceramics
    • 2011-03-15 - 2011-09-04

    "A Bit of Clay on the Skin: New Ceramic Jewelry" explores the manifold appeal of ceramics, especially porcelain, in jewelry. Organized by the Fondation d'Entreprise Bernardaud and curated by the renowned...More »

  • poster for "DRAFTED: The Evolving Role of Architects in Furniture Design" Exhibition

    "DRAFTED: The Evolving Role of Architects in Furniture Design" Exhibition

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    • Media: Art Talk
    • 2011-03-10 - 2011-03-10

    Like experienced chefs preferring their ingredients to come from local sources, architects would have the most to gain from a stronger American design scene. The Architect’s Newspaper’s Executive Editor...More »

  • poster for "Judy Chicago Tapestries: Woven by Audrey Cowan" Exhibition

    "Judy Chicago Tapestries: Woven by Audrey Cowan" Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2011-03-01 - 2011-06-19

    "Judy Chicago Tapestries: Woven by Audrey Cowan" celebrates the generous gift of tapestry weaver Audrey Cowan and her husband Bob of the archive documenting Audrey's collaboration with Judy Chicago, the...More »

  • poster for "Making It: Challenges Facing the American Designer" Art Talk

    "Making It: Challenges Facing the American Designer" Art Talk

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    • Media: Art Talk
    • 2011-02-17 - 2011-02-17

    How do new designers overcome the odds, break into the industry, and stay there? How do they find studio space, someone local to produce their work, get noticed, and stay productive year after year? Journalist...More »

  • poster for "In Stock: Why is American Design Such a Hard Sell?" Talk

    "In Stock: Why is American Design Such a Hard Sell?" Talk

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    • Media: Art Talk
    • 2011-01-13 - 2011-01-13

    Leading retailers on the front lines of contemporary furniture discuss with Surface Editor-in-Chief Dan Rubinstein the seller's perspective on American design. How can designers get noticed by these career-making...More »

  • poster for "MAD Artists and Youth Event" Free Event for High School Students

    "MAD Artists and Youth Event" Free Event for High School Students

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    • Media: Art Party - Art Talk
    • 2010-11-19 - 2010-11-19

    MAD celebrates FREE access for teens at the Museum by launching an artists and youth event on Friday, November 19th from 4:30 pm–6:00 pm; artists featured in "The Global Africa Project" will be in the...More »

  • poster for "The Global Africa Project" Gallery Tour

    "The Global Africa Project" Gallery Tour

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    • Media: Art Talk
    • 2010-11-18 - 2010-11-18

    Explore the newly premiered exhibition with curator Lowery Stokes Sims and artists as your guides providing insight into the creative and studio processes that transformed unexpected materials into site-specific...More »

  • poster for "MAD Artists and Youth Workshop: Portfolio Review with Mickalene Thomas" Artist Workshop for High School Students

    "MAD Artists and Youth Workshop: Portfolio Review with Mickalene Thomas" Artist Workshop for High School Students

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    • Media: Photography - Art Talk
    • 2010-11-18 - 2010-11-18

    Just in time for college portfolio submissions, Mickalene Thomas, featured artist in "The Global Africa Project" will facilitate a special portfolio review workshop for high school students. Come, meet...More »

  • poster for "Conceptualizing The Global Africa Project" Gallery Talk

    "Conceptualizing The Global Africa Project" Gallery Talk

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    • Media: Art Talk
    • 2010-11-18 - 2010-11-18

    In our contemporary landscape of multiple approaches to curation, from academic to cultural production, a wide variety of methodologies and origins have emerged. In the case of the Global Africa Project,...More »

  • poster for "The Global Africa Project" Exhibition

    "The Global Africa Project" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Sculpture - Fashion
    • 2010-11-17 - 2011-05-15

    An unprecedented exhibition exploring the broad spectrum of contemporary African art, design, and craft worldwide, The Global Africa Project premieres at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) this November....More »

  • poster for "An Evening with Lena Skadegard" Art Party at The Store

    "An Evening with Lena Skadegard" Art Party at The Store

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    • Media: Fashion - Product - Art Party
    • 2010-11-11 - 2010-11-11

    An evening with Jewelry artist Lena Skadegard.More »

  • poster for "In Conversation: Patrick Jouin" Artist Talk

    "In Conversation: Patrick Jouin" Artist Talk

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    • Media: Art Talk
    • 2010-11-10 - 2010-11-10

    International phenom designer Patrick Jouin will discuss the hidden process and techniques behind his groundbreaking work. Jouin’s design takes a prominent position at MAD in the exhibition "Patrick Jouin:...More »

  • poster for Patrick Jouin "From Kitchen to Table"

    Patrick Jouin "From Kitchen to Table"

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    • Media: Installation - Furniture - Product
    • 2010-11-09 - 2011-04-17

    In the latest edition of MADProjects, which explores emerging trends and innovations in the design world, the Museum of Arts and Design will present "Patrick Jouin: From Kitchen to Table," the first solo...More »

  • poster for "Screen Test" Art Performance

    "Screen Test" Art Performance

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    • Media: Video installation - Performance Art
    • 2010-10-28 - 2010-10-28

    Selected for the 2011 Prague Quadrennial, "Screen Test" is a devastatingly beautiful collision of video installation, performance art and rock opera- merging live performance and music video into a new...More »

  • poster for "Think Again: New Latin American Jewelry" Exhibition

    "Think Again: New Latin American Jewelry" Exhibition

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    • Media: Product - Crafts
    • 2010-10-12 - 2011-01-09

    The Museum of Arts and Design presents the first comprehensive overview of contemporary art jewelry from Latin America to be seen in the United States. The exhibition was organized by Otro Diseño Foundation...More »

  • poster for "Blood into Gold: The Cinematic Alchemy of Alejandro Jodorosky" Film Exhibition

    "Blood into Gold: The Cinematic Alchemy of Alejandro Jodorosky" Film Exhibition

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    • Media: Film
    • 2010-09-23 - 2010-10-08

    "Blood into Gold" showcases the complete body of film work as a core component to a series exploring the broad influence of this groundbreaking auteur. Jodorowsky will be teaching a master class on September...More »

  • poster for "Eat Drink Art Design" Exhibition

    "Eat Drink Art Design" Exhibition

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    • Media: Product - Ceramics
    • 2010-09-21 - 2011-02-06

    The artists and designers in this exhibition have created objects for the table—cups and plates, tea sets and silverware—that redefine the art of dining. Drawing from MAD’s collection, the exhibition features...More »

  • poster for "The 2010 Abraaj Capital Art Prize" Exhibition

    "The 2010 Abraaj Capital Art Prize" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Video installation
    • 2010-08-31 - 2010-10-10

    The Museum of Arts and Design presents the 2010 winners of the Abraaj Capital Art Prize. Now in its second year, this prize is unique among art awards; not only is it the world's most generous, disbursing...More »

  • poster for "Zombo Italiano: The Italian Zombie Film Movement, 1972-1985" Film Program

    "Zombo Italiano: The Italian Zombie Film Movement, 1972-1985" Film Program

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    • Media: Film
    • 2010-07-08 - 2010-07-29

    As the world markets plummeted in the early 1970s and economic recessions spread throughout Europe and the Americas, new hordes of the undead began to emerge out of Italy. Focused on bleak visions of a...More »

  • poster for "Bespoke: The Handbuilt Bicycle" Exhibition

    "Bespoke: The Handbuilt Bicycle" Exhibition

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    • Media: Product
    • 2010-05-13 - 2010-08-15

    "Bespoke" will display the designs of six internationally renowned bicycle builders whose work in metal, as well as graphics and artifacts, elucidate this refined, intricate and deeply individual craft....More »

  • poster for "Dead or Alive" Exhibition

    "Dead or Alive" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation
    • 2010-04-27 - 2010-10-24

    “Dead or Alive” will showcase the work of over 30 international artists who transform organic materials and objects that were once produced by or part of living organisms—insects, feathers, bones, silkworm...More »

  • poster for "Intertwined: Contemporary Baskets from the Sara and David Lieberman Collection" Exhibition

    "Intertwined: Contemporary Baskets from the Sara and David Lieberman Collection" Exhibition

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    • Media: Product - Crafts
    • 2010-03-16 - 2010-09-12

    The exhibition presents the internationally acclaimed collection of baskets and fiber sculpture has been assembled by Sara and David Lieberman over the course of three decades. With their passion for collecting...More »

  • poster for "Portable Treasuries: Silver Jewelry from the Nadler Collection" Exhibition

    "Portable Treasuries: Silver Jewelry from the Nadler Collection" Exhibition

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    • Media: Fashion - Product
    • 2010-02-16 - 2010-09-26

    Collectors Daniel and Serga Nadler have assembled a unique collection of silver jewelry from around the world, including massive neck ornaments, anklets, bracelets, complex earrings, and a wide variety...More »

  • poster for "Bigger, Better, More: The Art of Viola Frey" Exhibition

    "Bigger, Better, More: The Art of Viola Frey" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Ceramics
    • 2010-01-26 - 2010-05-02

    The first major exhibition of Viola Frey's work since her death in 2004 will feature Frey's colossal clay figures, sculptures, ceramic plates as well as a selection of her paintings and works on paper....More »

  • poster for "California Dreamers: Ceramic Artists from the MAD Collection" Exhibition

    "California Dreamers: Ceramic Artists from the MAD Collection" Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2010-01-11 - 2010-05-02

    The exhibition is presented in conjunction with Bigger, Better, More: The Art of Viola Frey to give a sense of the lively era in which she was working. At the beginning of Viola Frey's career- the early...More »

  • poster for "Ghost Stories: New Designs from Nendo" Private Breakfast Preview

    "Ghost Stories: New Designs from Nendo" Private Breakfast Preview

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    • Media: Art Party
    • 2009-10-27 - 2009-10-27

    [Image: "Nendo, Blown-Color" (2009) Photo: Masayuki Hayashi]More »

  • poster for Nendo "Ghost Stories, New Designs from Nendo"

    Nendo "Ghost Stories, New Designs from Nendo"

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    • Media: Installation - Furniture - Video installation
    • 2009-10-27 - 2010-01-10

    Ghost Stories, New Designs from Nendo will transform the MADProjects Gallery on the Museum's second floor into a magical landscape of new designs that imbue chairs, vases, and lamps with whimsy and optical...More »

  • poster for "Running with Scissors: Cut Paper in Contemporary Art and Design" Discussion

    "Running with Scissors: Cut Paper in Contemporary Art and Design" Discussion

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    • Media: Art Talk
    • 2009-10-22 - 2009-10-22

    Print magazine and MAD present Slash artists Rob Carter, Andrea Dezsö and Judy Pfaff, discussing their diverse approaches to the traditional technique of paper-cutting. Moderated by David Revere McFadden,...More »

  • poster for "Slash: Paper Under the Knife" Exhibition

    "Slash: Paper Under the Knife" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Other - Sculpture
    • 2009-10-07 - 2010-04-04

    "Slash" explores the international phenomenon of cut paper in contemporary art- showcasing the work of artists who reach beyond the traditional role of paper as a neutral surface to consider its potential...More »

  • Madeleine Albright "Read My Pins" Talk

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    • Media: Art Talk
    • 2009-09-30 - 2009-09-30

    Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright shares personal stories of how she used her vast collection of brooches to make diplomatic history. In a conversation led by MAD's Chief Curator David Revere...More »

  • poster for "Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection" Exhibition

    "Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection" Exhibition

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    • Media: Product - Fashion
    • 2009-09-30 - 2010-01-31

    The first major museum exhibition of jewelry from the personal collection of Madeleine Albright, "Read My Pins" features more than 200 pins, many of which Secretary Albright wore to communicate a message...More »

  • poster for Kathy Erteman "In Print/In Process: Open Studio"

    Kathy Erteman "In Print/In Process: Open Studio"

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    • Media: Art Talk
    • 2009-09-26 - 2009-09-26

    Introduced as part of MAD and American Craft magazine's In Print/In Process, New York City-based ceramic artist Kathy Erteman will be demonstrating her technique and process to museum visitors at MAD's...More »

  • poster for Kathy Erteman "In Print/In Process" Artist Talk

    Kathy Erteman "In Print/In Process" Artist Talk

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    • Media: Art Talk
    • 2009-09-24 - 2009-09-24

    New York City-based ceramic artist and designer Kathy Erteman will speak about her recent architectural wall pieces, vessels and tableware design for industry. She will discuss her innovative use of industrial...More »

  • poster for "Open Studio Celebration" Event

    "Open Studio Celebration" Event

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    • Media: Art Party - Art Talk
    • 2009-09-17 - 2009-09-17

    Meet the artistic residencies of MAD's Open Studios artists and see and talk to them about their latest work in clay, glass, fiber, metal, and mixed media. These artists have been offering Museum visitors...More »

  • poster for "Jewelry Study Day: Materials and Technique in Contemporary Art Jewelry Design" Open Studios, Workshop, and Discussion

    "Jewelry Study Day: Materials and Technique in Contemporary Art Jewelry Design" Open Studios, Workshop, and Discussion

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    • Media: Fashion - Crafts - Art Talk
    • 2009-09-12 - 2009-09-12

    Join us for a day to explore the materials, techniques and artistic expressions that are making contemporary jewelry one of today’s most excitng art forms. We will be looking at the expanded range of materials...More »

  • poster for "Crossing Borders: Contemporary art in the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia" Talk

    "Crossing Borders: Contemporary art in the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia" Talk

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    • Media: Art Talk
    • 2009-09-10 - 2009-09-10

    In North American and Europe, the past decade has seen a growing fascination with the political, cultural, and artistic life of the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia. What does this growing international...More »

  • "Studio Sunday: From Junk to Jewelry" Workshop

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    • Media: Crafts - Art Party
    • 2009-09-06 - 2009-09-06

    Let the MAD’s contemporary jewelry collection inspire the creation of your own personal adornment piece made from found objects. View works in the galleries created with non-traditional materials and then...More »

  • poster for "Abraaj Prize" Exhibition

    "Abraaj Prize" Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation - Crafts - Performance Art
    • 2009-08-26 - 2009-09-04

    The Abraaj Capital Art Prize is an award that seeks to raise international awareness of artists from the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia (MENASA). The prize encourages collaborations between the...More »

  • poster for "DIY Thursdays at MAD: In collaboration with Etsy" Art Event

    "DIY Thursdays at MAD: In collaboration with Etsy" Art Event

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    • Media: Art Party - Art Talk
    • 2009-08-13 - 2009-08-13

    Join Etsy and MAD each Thursday night in August, when MAD opens its studios to Museum visitors for some down and dirty, do-it-yourself fun. Artists and designers will lead participants in a different project...More »

  • poster for "MADCrush" Wine Event

    "MADCrush" Wine Event

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    • Media: Art Party
    • 2009-08-06 - 2009-08-27

    The Museum’s new pop‐up wine bar, MADCrush, combines the best of food, design, and wine. Created in collaboration with designer Stephanie Goto and Crush Wines & Spirits, the bar will be open every...More »

  • poster for "DIY Thursdays at MAD: In collaboration with Etsy" Art Event

    "DIY Thursdays at MAD: In collaboration with Etsy" Art Event

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    • Media: Art Party - Art Talk
    • 2009-08-06 - 2009-08-06

    Join Etsy and MAD each Thursday night in August, when MAD opens its studios to Museum visitors for some down and dirty, do-it-yourself fun. Artists and designers will lead participants in a different project...More »

  • poster for "GlassWear" Exhibition

    "GlassWear" Exhibition

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    • Media: Product - Fashion
    • 2009-07-15 - 2009-09-20

    The international exhibition "GlassWear," organized jointly by the Museum of Arts and Design and the Schmuckmuseum, Pforzheim, Germany, displays over 120 imaginative and visually exciting glass jewelry...More »

  • poster for "French New Wave Essentials" Film Program

    "French New Wave Essentials" Film Program

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    • Media: Film
    • 2009-07-11 - 2009-08-30

    The Museum of Arts and Design and Museum of the Moving Image are launching “French New Wave Essentials,” presenting the best and most influential films of French New Wave. Relive one of the most legendary...More »

  • "Studio Sundays: Form and Non-function" Workshop

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    • Media: Art Party - Art Talk
    • 2009-06-28 - 2009-06-28

    Through intervention, items such as plastic cups and paper bowls become non-utilitarian sculptures with a little imagination. Make non-functional 3-dimensional artworks out of functional objects you’ll...More »

  • "Studio Sundays: Designer Dining" Workshop

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    • Media: Art Party - Art Talk
    • 2009-06-21 - 2009-06-21

    Most of us have either fond or impartial memories of the tableware and flatware that we grew up with. You may be able to vividly recall the avocado-colored plates with daisy motif, or the thick amber-tinted...More »

  • poster for Paul Loebach "In Print/In Process" Open Studio Demonstration

    Paul Loebach "In Print/In Process" Open Studio Demonstration

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    • Media: Art Talk
    • 2009-06-20 - 2009-06-20

    Paul Loebach will be in the MAD Open Studios, discussing his inspirations and design process with visitors. From one-of-a-kind flea market finds to industrial cast-offs, Paul will demonstrate for visitors...More »

  • poster for Paul Loebach "In Print/In Process" Artist Talk

    Paul Loebach "In Print/In Process" Artist Talk

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    • Media: Art Talk
    • 2009-06-18 - 2009-06-18

    Furniture designer Paul Loebach gives traditional styles a new twist by using industrial technologies to create pieces that push materials and processes to their outer limits. Born to a family of German...More »

  • "Studio Sundays: About Face" Workshop

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    • Media: Crafts - Art Party
    • 2009-06-14 - 2009-06-14

    Studio Sunday is MAD's material and process hands-on workshops for children and adults that focuses on the physicality of "making" and the sensual and tactile qualities of materials. Looking throughout...More »

  • poster for "Gord Peteran: Gallery Night with the Artist" Talk

    "Gord Peteran: Gallery Night with the Artist" Talk

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    • Media: Sculpture - Furniture - Art Talk
    • 2009-05-28 - 2009-05-28

    One of the most innovative artists working in North America today, Gord Peteran has launched a boundary-crossing career, opening up the category of furniture to an unprecedented range of psychological...More »

  • poster for Gord Peteran "Furniture Meets Its Maker"

    Gord Peteran "Furniture Meets Its Maker"

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    • Media: Furniture
    • 2009-05-27 - 2009-08-16

    One of the most innovative artists working in North America today, Gord Peteran has launched a boundary-crossing career, opening up the category of furniture to an unprecedented range of psychological...More »

  • "AICA-USA Art Panel: In Translation: Nomadic Art Critics" Talk

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    • Media: Art Talk
    • 2009-05-21 - 2009-05-21

    "In Translation: How the Nomadic Lives of Contemporary Critics Affect Their Writings" is a free panel open to the public; scheduled in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of AICA-USA followed by a Q&A...More »

  • "Hella Jongerius: Contemporary Archetypes" Screening and Talk

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    • Media: Film - Art Talk
    • 2009-05-16 - 2009-05-16

    Presented in conjunction with the Museum's exhibition "Object Factory: The Art of Industrial Ceramics," the Museum together with Design Onscreen present "Hella Jongerius: Contemporary Archetype," a documentary...More »

  • poster for "Brave New World: The Trajectory of Ceramics in Contemporary Art and Design" Talk

    "Brave New World: The Trajectory of Ceramics in Contemporary Art and Design" Talk

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    • 2009-05-14 - 2009-05-14

    Presented in conjunction with the exhibition "Object Factory: The Art of Industrial Ceramics," Garth Clark, joint-director of Garth Clark gallery, will be in conversation with guest curator Marek Cecula....More »

  • poster for "Fritz Scholder: Indian/Not Indian" Talk

    "Fritz Scholder: Indian/Not Indian" Talk

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    • Media: Art Talk
    • 2009-05-09 - 2009-05-09

    Leading art historians will discuss the controversial career of Fritz Scholder (Luiseño, 1937-2005). Scholder, the subject of a two-city exhibition at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American...More »

  • poster for "Object Factory: Gallery Tour with the Designers"

    "Object Factory: Gallery Tour with the Designers"

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    • Media: Art Talk
    • 2009-05-09 - 2009-05-09

    Presented in conjunction with the exhibition "Object Factory: The Art of Industrial Ceramics," the Museum presents a gallery tour and introduction to the exhibition with artist/designer and guest curator...More »

  • poster for "In Conversation: Klaus Moje with David McFadden" Talk

    "In Conversation: Klaus Moje with David McFadden" Talk

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    • Media: Art Talk
    • 2009-05-07 - 2009-05-07

    In conjunction with the exhibition "Klaus Moje: Painting With Glass," the Museum presents a talk with glass artist Klaus Moje and MAD's chief curator David Revere McFadden. Recognized for his unique glass...More »

  • poster for "Object Factory: The Art of Industrial Ceramics" Exhibition

    "Object Factory: The Art of Industrial Ceramics" Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2009-05-06 - 2009-09-13

    "Object Factory" is a groundbreaking exhibition documenting contemporary innovation in industrial ceramic production and the renaissance of ceramics in art and design today. The exhibition illustrates...More »

  • poster for Klaus Moje "Painting with Glass"

    Klaus Moje "Painting with Glass"

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    • Media: Sculpture - Product - Other
    • 2009-04-29 - 2009-09-20

    Klaus Moje has pushed the expressive and technical possibilities of glass for decades. In this comprehensive, 30-year survey, the Museum of Arts and Design traces the progression of Moje's work from his...More »

  • "Hella Jongerius: Contemporary Archetypes" Screening and Talk

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    • Media: Film - Art Talk
    • 2009-04-16 - 2009-04-16

    The premiere of "Hella Jongerius: Contemporary Archetypes," a documentary exploring the design approach of the world-renowned Dutch designer is presented in conjunction with the Museum's exhibition "Object...More »

  • poster for "Glass Study Day" Event

    "Glass Study Day" Event

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    • Media: Art Talk
    • 2009-04-02 - 2009-04-02

    In conjunction with the exhibition, "Klaus Moje: Painting with Glass", the Museum takes an in-depth look at glass art offering Open Studio presentations with artist Jane D'Arensbourg; an installation/performance...More »

  • poster for Sujean Rim Handbag Signing

    Sujean Rim Handbag Signing

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    • Media: Fashion - Art Party
    • 2009-04-02 - 2009-04-02

    Meet illustrator Sujean Rim at the pre-launch event for Harvey's latest artist collaboration.More »

  • poster for "Karim Rashid" Meet Designer

    "Karim Rashid" Meet Designer

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    • Media: Art Talk
    • 2009-03-25 - 2009-03-25

    In a conversation with Chief Curator David Revere McFadden, award-winning designer Karim Rashid discusses innovations in design and his current MAD exhibition "Totally Rad: Karim Rashid Does Radiators." [Image...More »

  • poster for "Totally Rad: Karim Rashid Does Radiators" Exhibition

    "Totally Rad: Karim Rashid Does Radiators" Exhibition

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    • Media: Product
    • 2009-03-04 - 2009-05-17

    The inaugural exhibition of the Design and Innovation Gallery, "Totally Rad" is curated by the award-winning international designer, and will showcase the most innovative designs in heating for the home....More »

  • poster for "Second Lives: Remixing the Ordinary" Symposium

    "Second Lives: Remixing the Ordinary" Symposium

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    • Media: Art Talk
    • 2009-02-07 - 2009-02-07

    An exciting inquiry into the materials, processes, and concepts behind the artwork in the exhibition "Second Lives: Remixing the Ordinary" and is organized in collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary...More »

  • "Studio Sunday: Take a Seat" Workshop

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    • Media: Art Talk
    • 2009-02-01 - 2009-02-01

    Children explore the design of chairs. They discuss what chairs tell us about everyday life and the way people rest, eat and relate to each other. They look at examples of designs in the past and in other...More »

  • poster for "Where Craft and Design Intersect" Panel Discussion

    "Where Craft and Design Intersect" Panel Discussion

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    • Media: Art Talk
    • 2009-01-29 - 2009-01-29

    Chief Curator David Revere McFadden hosts a lively panel discussion on how materials and processes previously in the domain of "craft" are making their way into mainstream design, and production techniques that...More »

  • poster for Xaviera Simmons "Oscillation: (For a minute there, I lost myself)"

    Xaviera Simmons "Oscillation: (For a minute there, I lost myself)"

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    • Media: Performance Art
    • 2008-12-18 - 2008-12-18

    In her first work designed for theater, visual artist Xaviera Simmons combines audience interactivity, experimental electronic sound, photography, video, movement and text work. This world premiere event...More »

  • poster for "Slowing Down: Artists and Designers Mapping the City" Talk

    "Slowing Down: Artists and Designers Mapping the City" Talk

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    • Media: Art Talk
    • 2008-12-11 - 2008-12-11

    From mapping people's emotional and sensory responses to city streets to downloadable sound walks that tune listeners in to their surroundings, a growing number of artists and designers are making, mapping...More »

  • poster for "Exploring Elegant Armor" Event

    "Exploring Elegant Armor" Event

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    • Media: Art Talk
    • 2008-11-22 - 2008-11-22

    MAD’s jewelry curator Ursula Ilse-Neuman hosts a day-long investigation into the history of contemporary jewelry design, new materials and techniques in the field, and the hidden gems of the Museum’s unique...More »

  • poster for "  Home Alone Inside My Head" Sam Amidon with Special Guests Bruce Greene & Loy McWhirter

    " Home Alone Inside My Head" Sam Amidon with Special Guests Bruce Greene & Loy McWhirter

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    • Media: Performance Art
    • 2008-11-20 - 2008-11-20

    Fiddler, feature film actor, rock star. Also: troubadour, philosopher, romantic. Sam Amidon’s diverse creative output defies conventional categorization, and indicates his commitment to exploring the complicated...More »

  • poster for "DIY Salon 2 with the Church of Craft" Party and Workshop

    "DIY Salon 2 with the Church of Craft" Party and Workshop

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    • Media: Art Party
    • 2008-11-06 - 2008-11-06

    Join MAD and the Church of Craft for a night of hands-on art making, music, food, and drink in celebration of the Museum's current exhibition Second Lives: Remixing the Ordinary. Local do-it-yourself artists...More »

  • poster for "Open Studios with Jean Shin" Event

    "Open Studios with Jean Shin" Event

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    • Media: Art Talk
    • 2008-11-01 - 2008-11-01

    Jean Shin will demonstrate the techniques used in her installation for "Second Lives." Shin is best known for her labor-intensive process of transforming extensive accumulations of cast-off objects, such...More »

  • poster for "Open Studios with Jean Shin" Event

    "Open Studios with Jean Shin" Event

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    • Media: Art Talk
    • 2008-11-01 - 2008-11-01

    Jean Shin will demonstrate the techniques used in her installation for "Second Lives." Shin is best known for her labor-intensive process of transforming extensive accumulations of cast-off objects, such...More »

  • poster for "Open Studios Program: Long Bin-Chen" Artist Talk

    "Open Studios Program: Long Bin-Chen" Artist Talk

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    • Media: Art Talk
    • 2008-10-25 - 2008-10-25

    With the inauguration of its new building on Columbus Circle, the Museum of Arts and Design presents Open Studios, a new public program that provides museum visitors the opportunity to get a behind-the-scene...More »

  • poster for "Myth Labs" Martha Colburn

    "Myth Labs" Martha Colburn

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    • Media: Film
    • 2008-10-23 - 2008-10-23

    Martha Colburn uses cut-and-paste animation techniques to create collage films that are both fantastical and stubbornly rooted in the material. Her recent films use hand-manipulated gels and "special effects"...More »

  • poster for "Second Lives: Remixing the Ordinary" Exhibition

    "Second Lives: Remixing the Ordinary" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation - Other
    • 2008-09-27 - 2009-04-19

    "Second Lives: Remixing the Ordinary" is the inaugural exhibition at the Museum of Arts & Design when it opens in a new building at 2 Columbus Circle on September 27 2008. The exhibition features work...More »

  • poster for "Elegant Armor: The Art of Jewelry" Exhibition

    "Elegant Armor: The Art of Jewelry" Exhibition

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    • Media: Product - Fashion
    • 2008-09-27 - 2009-07-05

    "Elegant Armor: The Art of Jewelry" presents innovative pieces of contemporary art jewelry from our permanent collection, dating from the 1940s to the present. The works on display range from the subtle...More »

  • poster for "Forward Thinking: Building the MAD Collection" Exhibition

    "Forward Thinking: Building the MAD Collection" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Ceramics - Other
    • 2008-09-27 - 2009-02-15

    An exhibition of the outstanding gifts made to the museum by its friends and supporters. [Image: Ron Arad "2 R Not" (1992) Patinated and polished bronze 30.75 x 24 x 24 in. Promised gift of Sara and...More »

  • poster for "Permanently MAD: Revealing the Collection" Exhibition

    "Permanently MAD: Revealing the Collection" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Furniture - Ceramics
    • 2008-09-27 - 2009-04-26

    "Permanently MAD: Revealing the Collection" presents approximately 250 works from the Museum of Arts and Design’s permanent collection. For the first time in the Museum’s 52-year history, dedicated collections...More »

  • poster for Pricked: Extreme Embroidery

    Pricked: Extreme Embroidery

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    • Media: Crafts - Other
    • 2007-11-08 - 2008-04-27

    Samplers, table cloths, tea towels, and party dresses often spring to mind when the word “embroidery” is invoked, but the forty-eight international artists highlighted in Pricked: Extreme Embroidery tell...More »

  • poster for "Cheers! A MAD Collection of Goblets" Exhibition

    "Cheers! A MAD Collection of Goblets" Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics - Other
    • 2007-11-08 - 2008-04-27

    To celebrate the Museum of Arts & Design’s second half-century, and in anticipation of the festivities that will surround our opening at Two Columbus Circle (Fall 2008), MAD is assembling a unique...More »

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