March 1-5, MAD and other New York City institutions will be participating in the NAEA, National Arts Education Association conference. On March 1, join us for two events as part of the NEAE’s Museum Education Preconference.
Counter-Couture celebrates the handmade fashion and style of the 1960s and ’70s. Often referred to as the hippie movement, the Counterculture swept away the conformism of the previous decade and professed an alternative lifestyle whose effects still resonate today.
Discover the new exhibition Counter-Couture: Fashioning Identity in the American Counterculture with a tour led by guest curator Michael Cepress and featured artist Fayette Hauser.
Often referred to as the hippie movement, the Counterculture of the 1960s and 1970s swept away the conformism of the previous decades and professed an alternative lifestyle whose effects still resonate today, epitomized by transformations and unique manifestations of handmade fashion and personal style.
Join us for “Denim Demolition” Studio Sunday! The program will begin in the galleries with a lively reading of Levi Strauss Gets a Bright Idea by Tony Johnston to get the scoop on the history of jeans.
Join artist-in-residence Lucia Cuba as she shares basic tapestry weaving techniques and guides visitors through experimentation with woven pieces.
Supporting Members and above are invited to join MAD’s Assistant Curator Curator Barbara Paris Gifford for a special private tour of the exhibition Counter-Couture: Handmade Fashion in an American Counterculture.
Have questions about your application for the Artist Studios Program? Join MAD staff as they discuss the program and walk potential applicants through the application process.
Join Drawing New York, a roving Meetup group for artists of all skill levels, for two hours of guided fashion and figure sketching within the colorful, rock ’n’ roll environment of the MAD exhibition Counter-Couture: Handmade Fashion in an American Counterculture, which celebrates the psychedelic and eclectic handmade fashion and style of the 1960s and ’70s.
The Breakthrough Years
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…
Contact III, 1977 (detail)
Photo: Joshua White/JWPictures.com
Courtesy of the artist and Blum & Poe, Los Angeles/New York/Tokyo
"Hippie Royalty on the Rocks," Ibiza, 1969. Photo by Karl Ferris, featuring crocheted designs by 100% Birgitta.
Handmade Fashion in an American Counterculture