Museum Hours
MAD is open from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm from Tuesday to Sunday. On Thursday and Friday, the Museum is open until 9:00 pm
Docent Tours
There are docent tours daily at 11:30 am and 3:00 pm, as well as 6:30 pm on Thursday evenings. Docent tours are free with admission and meet in the lobby.
Artist Studios
The Artist Studios are open daily from 10:00 am to 1:30 pm and 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm, as well as 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm on Thursdays and Fridays.
Luam Melake

Visit Luam Melake this Saturday in the Artist Studios at MAD.

Luam Melake’s recent studio practice is focused on handweaving mixed-media wall hangings, in which she explores the representation of emotional content through abstract compositions, textures, and materials that have strong associative powers. These materials range from...

Lexy Ho-Tai

Visit Lexy Ho-Tai this Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday in the Artist Studios at MAD.

Lexy Ho-Tai is an interdisciplinary artist who is interested in the intersection between art making and social change. She explores human connectivity, female empowerment, and inner child narratives to produce work that is humorous, playful, and interactive. She works...

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 3:00 pm

Interested in becoming a docent at MAD? Join us for an info session about the docent program.

Antonia A. Perez

Estas En Tu Casa, 2015
Crocheted plastic bags
64" x 108"

Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Inspired by the Crochet Coral Reef: Toxic Seas and Josh Blackwell: Neveruses Report Progress exhibitions, both currently on view at the Museum, this workshop focuses on up-cycling plastic bags into something new and useful.

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 6:00 pm

Artist-in-residence WonJung Choi works intricately in metal; in this iteration of MADmakes, she will lead visitors through an exercise using intricately cut paper that mirrors her own process to produce miniature objects that reflect one’s ever-changing identity.

Image courtesy of Susan Fanshel and Frank Aveni.

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 7:00 pm

Peter Voulkos Working offers a window into three distinct chapters of his unprecedented career. “Voulkos and Company” is a portrait of the artist at work on the final stages of a monumental cast bronze sculpture commissioned for the San Francisco Hall of Justice.

Image courtesy of Electronic Arts Intermix and the Cha Estate.

Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 7:00 pm

In her highly theoretical and poetic film works, Cha uses performance, speech, and text to explore interactions of language, meaning, and memory.

Friday, January 27, 2017 - 6:30 pm

Discover the art and design made at MAD with the residents of the Artist Studios Program. Join outgoing artists as they discuss their work in a Pecha Kucha style presentation in the Theater at MAD.

Monday, January 30, 2017 - 8:30 am to 3:00 pm

At this full-day professional development workshop, teachers are invited to look through the curatorial lenses of two artists—Françoise Grossen, a fiber artist who rejected the loom in the 1960s to create a novel kind of weaving through knotting rope, and Lauren Kalman, a performance artist and metalsmith whose practice investigates beauty, adornment, body image, value, and consumer culture.

Exhibitions on view

<p>Institute For Figuring&apos;s <em>Crochet Coral Reef</em> project, 2005–ongoing.<br />Photo courtesy of the Institute For Figuring</p>

By Margaret and Christine Wertheim and the Institute For Figuring

Thursday, September 15, 2016 to Sunday, January 22, 2017

The Last Straw (detail), 1974
Coille Hooven
Photo by Steve Kahn
Courtesy the Museum of Arts and Design 

Tell It By Heart

Thursday, September 22, 2016 to Sunday, February 5, 2017

Little Maid, 2014
Chris Antemann in collaboration with MEISSEN®
Courtesy of MEISSEN®

Forbidden Fruit

Thursday, September 22, 2016 to Sunday, February 5, 2017
Josh Blackwell

Neveruses (Unnamed), 2014
plastic bags, wool, silk, paper, acrylic paint
23.5 x 23.5 x 3 inches
photo courtesy Peter Owsiany

Neveruses Report Progress

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 to Sunday, February 19, 2017
Peter Voulkos

Photo by Oppi Untracht, courtesy American Craft Council Library and Archives

The Breakthrough Years

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 to Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Lauren Kalman, But if the Crime is Beautiful... (Strangers to the Garden) installation, 2016
Photo: Tom Little
Courtesy of the Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, PA.

But if the Crime Is Beautiful…

Thursday, October 20, 2016 to Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Contact III, 1977 (detail)
Françoise Grossen
Photo: Joshua White/
Courtesy of the artist and Blum & Poe, Los Angeles/New York/Tokyo

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 to Wednesday, March 15, 2017