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The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) champions contemporary makers across creative fields—presenting artists, designers, and artisans who apply the highest level of ingenuity and skill to their work. Since the Museum’s founding in 1956 by philanthropist and visionary Aileen Osborn Webb, MAD has celebrated all facets of making and the creative processes by which materials are transformed, from traditional techniques to cutting-edge technologies. Today, the Museum’s curatorial program builds upon a rich history of exhibitions that emphasize a cross-disciplinary approach to art and design, and reveals the workmanship behind the objects and environments that shape our everyday lives. MAD provides an international platform for practitioners who are influencing the direction of cultural production and driving 21st-century innovation, fostering a participatory setting for visitors to have direct encounters with skilled making and compelling works of art and design.

#MADMonday  Thank you to all who have visited the Vera Paints a Scarf exhibition! There are less than three weeks left t...
01/06/2020

#MADMonday Thank you to all who have visited the Vera Paints a Scarf exhibition!

There are less than three weeks left to enjoy the first exhibition that comprehensively examines the work of one of the most successful female designers of the 20th century and an originator of the American lifestyle brand. Check out these great photos from recent exhibition visitors!

Visit http://bit.ly/2LC6XHJ for tickets and more information.

#verapaintsascarf
#veraneumann

ArtRabbit: "#TheWorldofAnnaSui at MAD | Museum of Arts and Design explores the seminal fashion designer's reinvention of...
01/05/2020
The World of Anna Sui - Exhibition at MAD - Museum of Arts and Design in New York

ArtRabbit: "#TheWorldofAnnaSui at MAD | Museum of Arts and Design explores the seminal fashion designer's reinvention of pop culture fashion with her signature rock-and-roll romantic label that samples culture from a variety of time periods."

https://bit.ly/2rO25aa

Born and raised in Detroit, educated and discovered in New York, Anna Sui reinvented pop culture fashion with her signature rock-and-roll romantic label in the 1990s and has remained a design icon ever since.

A rock chick at heart, @annasui has always looked for ways to incorporate music into her work. Genres like punk and grun...
01/04/2020

A rock chick at heart, @annasui has always looked for ways to incorporate music into her work. Genres like punk and grunge have have played a significant role in #theworldofannasui, whether it be selections for her carefully curated fashion show playlists or inspiration for some of her most iconic designs.

During next Saturday’s Anna’s Music and Muses conversation, Paper Magazine’s Mickey Boardman will moderate a spirited discussion of music, vintage fashion, and more between the iconic designer and one of her most important muses, musician and supermodel @misskarenelson.

Get your tickets: http://bit.ly/37rRUY4

Images:
1. #kurtcobain by Jesse Frohman
2. Designs from #annasui’s Spring 1993 grunge inspired collection.

#suisaturdays @ MAD | Museum of Arts and Design

”Sweeten the start of 2020 at a whimsical workshop creating edible sugar cups and bowls with artist and designer Margare...
01/04/2020
Things To Do in NYC this Weekend with Kids: Thomas the Tank Engine, Three Kings Day, Kids' Concerts and Shows, Mulchfest

”Sweeten the start of 2020 at a whimsical workshop creating edible sugar cups and bowls with artist and designer Margaret Braun." Studio Sunday: Sugar Sweet Design starts tomorrow at 10 am!

https://mommypoppins.com/new-york-city-kids/weekend-events/things-to-do-in-nyc-this-weekend-with-kids-thomas-three-kings-kids

Hit one of the Three Kings Day celebrations happening all over town, or see a family-friendly show.

01/03/2020

Only one more week until Brazilian singer-songwriter and guitarist Badi Assad makes her MAD debut! Don’t miss your chance to spend the evening with this mesmerizing artist. MAD members enjoy discounted seats for this event! Get your tickets today!

http://bit.ly/2EOouXO

#badiassad
#worldmusic
#worldbeat
#jazzfusion
#brazilianmusic

This week's Studio Sunday, Sugar Sweet Design with 2015 Artist-in-Residence Margaret Braun, is one of The New York Times...
01/03/2020
8 Things to Do With Your Kids in N.Y.C. This Weekend

This week's Studio Sunday, Sugar Sweet Design with 2015 Artist-in-Residence Margaret Braun, is one of The New York Times' "8 Things to Do with Your Kids in N.Y.C. This Weekend." Find out more about this can't-miss workshop!

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/02/arts/nyc-this-weekend-childrens-events.html

#nycfamilies
#nyckids

Our guide to cultural events in New York City for children and teenagers happening this weekend and in the week ahead.

In Galerie Magazine's review of #burkeprize2019, Paul Laster wrote, " jewelry design and performance artist Lauren Kalma...
01/02/2020

In Galerie Magazine's review of #burkeprize2019, Paul Laster wrote, " jewelry design and performance artist Lauren Kalman takes viewers further into the realm of fantasy with her exquisitely crafted golden headpiece, which torturously covers the head in a medieval chain mail mask, and grotesque nose-ring, that simulates droplets of golden snot dripping from the nostrils, as witnessed in her accompanying photographic self-portraits."

Visit madmuseum.org to book your tickets to see Kalman's showstopping pieces in person, along with the standout works from the exhibition's other 15 artists.

For more of Laster's take on Burke Prize 2019, visit www.galeriemagazine.com.

Images:

Lauren Kalman. Flourish (1), 2019.Gold-plated copper and bronze.
Lauren Kalman. Flourish (2), 2019.Gold-plated copper.

Courtesy the artist

We're excited to announce that Paper Magazine's beloved editorial director  Mickey Boardman will moderate the upcoming #...
01/02/2020

We're excited to announce that Paper Magazine's beloved editorial director Mickey Boardman will moderate the upcoming #SuiSaturday with Anna Sui and Karen Elson Official on January 11. The trio will discuss music, vintage fashion, and Anna's and Karen's unique collaborative relationship. Tickets here -> http://bit.ly/37rRUY4

City Guide NY includes #theworldofannasui as one of the things you must do in New York in January 2020!https://www.cityg...
01/02/2020
Things to Do in New York in January

City Guide NY includes #theworldofannasui as one of the things you must do in New York in January 2020!

https://www.cityguideny.com/article/Things-To-Do-in-NYC-January-?fbclid=IwAR0s0cd8ZIqU9I4SuJZl08f1t1IBVBg79kr6Jf1DSriJay1Y6h2Trk9OVWM

If you're looking for things to do in NYC in January, you won't have to look too far. The holidays may have passed, but the city's theater, dining, and nightlife scenes are as vibrant as ever. With the new year comes a fresh start and there's nothing like the energy of New York for making you feel r...

Cheers to the #NewYear ! 🍸 Start the year off right with some art and design inspiration. We are OPEN until 6 pm today!T...
01/01/2020

Cheers to the #NewYear ! 🍸

Start the year off right with some art and design inspiration. We are OPEN until 6 pm today!

There are only three weeks left to see more festive Vera Neumann designs like these. Vera Paints a Scarf closes on January 26. Click the link in the bio to purchase your tickets today.

Image:
Vera Neumann for Mikasa
Cocktail Time (plates), 1976.

Vera Neumann. Enchanted Strawberries (napkins), 1961.

#veraneumann
#verapaintsascarf
#happynewyear

🎉 A huge thank you to all of our visitors who made 2019 such a fantastic year at MAD. We look forward to sharing news ab...
12/31/2019

🎉 A huge thank you to all of our visitors who made 2019 such a fantastic year at MAD. We look forward to sharing news about all of the exciting exhibitions, programs, and events in store for the new year.

Still looking for some fashion inspiration for #NYE 🎉 Visit #theworldofannasui from 10 am - 3 pm today. View some of @annasui’s most memorable looks, including her signature baby-doll dress. The image above is of the iconic moment when #lindaevangelista, #christyturlington, and #naomicampbell debuted the signature dress during the Anna Sui Spring 1994 show. Anna still does the baby-doll dress in one form or another and has called it the most important part of her businesses.

#happynewyear #newyear #2020

Start your new year on a sweet note! Join us for a whimsical Studio Sunday workshop next Sunday at 10 am. Create edible ...
12/29/2019

Start your new year on a sweet note!

Join us for a whimsical Studio Sunday workshop next Sunday at 10 am. Create edible sugar cups and bowls with artist and designer Margaret Braun (@sugarbraun ).

As a MAD Arist-in-Residence in 2015, Braun created an installation of 2,000 hand-hewn, individual sugar cups.

Studio Sunday is a drop-in, art-making experience for multigenerational visitors to learn new skills and ideas together in the Museum’s art studio. Studio Sundays are led or inspired by a Museum Artist-in-Residence, free with museum admission, and open to anyone ages 5 and up.

#nycfamilies #nyckids

“Anna helped shape my style and also gave me an education in fashion. When I’d go visit her showroom or go to her house,...
12/28/2019

“Anna helped shape my style and also gave me an education in fashion. When I’d go visit her showroom or go to her house, there’d be books – fashion books, art books, music books, wall to wall, that were a constant source of inspiration for me. Anna is one of those rare people; she’s a curious mind in all forms, be it art, music, fashion, and then some. What has always impressed me about Anna is her thirst for knowledge, which continues today. But truly, Anna helped shape me, and helped shape by style. If it wasn’t for those days vintage shopping with Anna, I probably wouldn’t know half the things that I know in fashion.”

- Karen Elson (@misskarenelson), #theworldofannasui audio tour.

To hear more about Karen and Anna’s unique relationship, join them for the next #suisaturday on January 11.

https://madmuseum.org/events/annas-music-and-muses

Can’t make it? Visit madmuseum.org to hear the full exhibition audio tour featuring #karenelson and other notable Anna Sui collaborators.

Image: Karen Elson and #agynessdeyn wearing Anna Sui, Spring 2007.

📷: Jason Lloyd-Evans

MAD Collection artists Judith Content, Michael Cummings, and Wendy Maruyama are featured in new episodes of @craftinamer...
12/27/2019

MAD Collection artists Judith Content, Michael Cummings, and Wendy Maruyama are featured in new episodes of @craftinamerica, premiering tonight on @pbs .

The series is produced by a Los Angeles-based non-profit of the same name that promotes and advances original handcrafted work, through programs in all media.

Judith Content (@judith_content) and Michael Cummings are highlighted in the Quilts episode which celebrates contemporary quilters from diverse traditions and the important role quilts have played in our country’s story. Artists Victoria Findlay Wolfe,and Susan Hudson, along with The International Quilt Museum and the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles,are also featured in the episode.

Wendy Maruyama (@wendymaruyama) is profiled in the Identity episode which highlights artists who explore issues of gender, race, culture, and place, offering true expressions of their experience in this world. In addition to featuring Maruyama, the episode will profile potter Diego Romero, photographer Cara Romero, and sculptor Cristina Córdova.

Visit https://www.craftinamerica.org/ for a sneak peak of tonight’s shows.

Click the link in the bio to explore the works of these artists and the others in MAD’s permanent collection.
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Images:

Judith Content. Chiaroscuro, 2001.

Michael Cummings. I’ll Fly Away, 1991.

Wendy Maruyama. Homage to Jimmy Carter, 1991.

#contemporycraft
#michaelcummings
#madcollection @ MAD | Museum of Arts and Design

We hope you will join us for an intimate and electrifying evening with the great Brazilian guitarist, singer, and compos...
12/26/2019

We hope you will join us for an intimate and electrifying evening with the great Brazilian guitarist, singer, and composer Badi Assad on January 10.

Assad's ability to combine her extraordinary guitar talent, unique mouth percussion, beautiful singing, and rhythmic body movement has captured critics and music lovers alike. You don't want to miss this special evening.

Click the link below for tickets.
https://madmuseum.org/events/badi-assad-concert

Merry Christmas to all who celebrate!MAD is closed today but will be open during regular hours for the rest of the week....
12/25/2019

Merry Christmas to all who celebrate!

MAD is closed today but will be open during regular hours for the rest of the week. Gather the family and come view the festive designs of Vera Neumann while you still can! Vera Paints a Scarf, is only on view for four more weeks! The exhibition will close on January 23.

#verapaintsascarf
#veraneumann

Image: Vera Neumann. Bardwil 2009 holiday line. Featured in Susan Seid's "Vera: The Art and Life of an Icon," available at The Store at the Museum of Arts and Design.

12/23/2019

This year you will be able to enjoy the magic of MAD all throughout the holiday season!

See our holiday hours below.


Christmas Eve: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Christmas Day: Closed
New Year’s Eve: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
New Year’s Day: We’re Open!! - 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

#HappyHolidays!

#theworldofannasui now on view through February 23.

Still looking for a last-minute, thoughtful, yet affordable holiday gift?  MAD membership is the perfect fit! New member...
12/22/2019

Still looking for a last-minute, thoughtful, yet affordable holiday gift? MAD membership is the perfect fit! New members will enjoy unlimited admission, curated member-only trips, discount opportunities on public programs and at The Store at MAD, and intimate members nights that one can only experience at MAD. Use the promo code MADGIFT19 to receive $10 off gift memberships at Individual and Dual/Family levels through December 31!

Click the link in the bio to purchase.

Burke Prize 2019 artist Jaydan Moore investigates material culture through his deconstructed and reassembled sculptures ...
12/21/2019

Burke Prize 2019 artist Jaydan Moore investigates material culture through his deconstructed and reassembled sculptures and wall hangings made from found silver-plated tableware from the 1940s to the 1970s. He explores the ability of cultural heirlooms to hold personal and collective memory as they move through the world, how meaning changes as the object is passed down generationally, and how this process adds perceived value, both sentimental and monetary.

Moore’s #BurkePrize2019 piece, Platter/Chatter is built from dozens of vintage trays. The artist’s practice of melding the individual pieces together connects numerous personal histories to give insight into the broader material culture of the United States.

Burke Prize 2019 is now on view until April 12.

Image:Jaydan Moore. Platter/Chatter 2018.
Silver-plated platters.

Photo: @nyceventphotography

#jaydenmoore
#contemporarycraft

12/19/2019

One of the main inspirations for @AnnaSui’s Fall 1999 collection was the New England preppy bohemia of Murry Lerner’s Oscar-nominated film Festival (1967). The two became neighbors and good friends when Sui moved into her current Greenwich Village while she was working on the collection. Lerner’s music doc featuring the likes of #JoanBaez, #peterpaulandmary and #bobdylan helped fuel the look and feel of Sui’s folk-rock designs. Murry Lerner even made an abbreviated version of the film to project during the fashion show.

Join us tonight for as we screen a newly restored full-length version of the film, including a remastered soundtrack from the original concert and field recordings courtesy @CriterionCollection and @JanusFilms

@annasui and Murry Lerner’s son Noah Lerner will be in attendance to introduce the film.

Click the link in the bio for tickets.

#worldofannasui
#murrylerner
#festival
#naomicampbell
#musicdocumentary

This holiday season give a sustainable experiential gift that will last all year long.  When you give a MAD Membership, ...
12/18/2019

This holiday season give a sustainable experiential gift that will last all year long.

When you give a MAD Membership, not only will you help sustain the arts, you will help to protect the environment as well!

Use the promo code MADGIFT19 and receive $10 off gift memberships at Individual and Dual/Family levels through December 31st.

https://madmuseum.org/support/membership

Vera Paints a Scarf on View through January 26.

#veraneumann
#verapaintsascarf
#sustainablegifts

12/17/2019

Murry Lerner's Oscar-nominated film, Festival! documents the Newport Folk Festival from 1963 to 1966. Lerner captured some of the most memorable moments in music, including the first time Bob Dylan publicly performed using an electric guitar at the 1965 festival.

Not only was Lerner an Oscar-nominated director, but he was @AnnaSui’s neighbor when she first moved into her current Greenwich apartment while working on her Fall 1999 collection inspired by folk rock. The two became fast friends and the film ended up being a significant influence on the collection.
Join us this Thursday as we screen #Festival as a part of the #SuiScreens series. The screening will feature a newly restored version of the film including a remastered soundtrack from the original concert and field recordings, approved by #MurrayLerner before his death in 2017.

Murray Lerner’s son Noah Lerner and @AnnaSui will introduce the film.

Digital restoration courtesy @criterioncollection and @janus_films.

https://madmuseum.org/events/festival

#theworldofannasui
#bobdylan
#newportfolkfestival
#musicdocumentary

Are you still looking for a holiday gift? Visit The Store at the Museum of Arts and Design, named one of " New York City...
12/17/2019
The best museum stores in NYC, mapped

Are you still looking for a holiday gift? Visit The Store at the Museum of Arts and Design, named one of " New York City’s best museum gift shops," by Curbed NY, for a unique gift for the art and design lovers in your life!
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