The MAD Education Department facilitates multiple experiences and discussions about contemporary creativity. Embracing the possibilities of uncommon intersections, we create enriching, inspired, and welcoming experiences for our many constituents.
The Museum of Arts and Design, in addition to major financial assistance from its Board of Trustees, receives operating funds from many dedicated supporters. Major support for the Museum’s exhibitions, educational and outreach programs, and general operations is provided by public funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, an independent federal agency that grows and sustains a “Nation of Learners;” the National Endowment for the Arts; the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency; Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Commissioner Kate D. Levin, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the New York City Council; City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn, Councilmembers Gale A. Brewer, Jessica S. Lappin, and James G. Van Bramer, and the Manhattan Delegation of the Council; and Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer.
The Museum’s educational programs are made possible through the generosity of the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust. Ongoing support is provided by the William Randolph Hearst Endowment Fund for Education and Outreach Programs. Additional support is provided by the Museum’s Board of Trustees and the Chazen Foundation; Chubb Insurance Group; The Glickenhaus Foundation; the William and Mildred Lasdon Foundation; The New York Community Trust; Newman’s Own Foundation; The Seth Sprague Educational and Charitable Foundation; the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund; the Barbara and Donald Tober Foundation; private and anonymous donors; and the Museum’s corporate members MADlab: Arts Acces is made possible by the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès, with additional support from the Keith Haring Foundation and HSBC Bank USA, N.A. Programming in the Museum’s Open Studios is made possible in part by the Helena Rubinstein Foundation.