Events
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...

Studio Sundays
Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Learn more about graffiti, an art form that has served as a voice for unheard youth since its arrival in New York in the 1970s. Read 2017 Caldecott Medal winner Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat by Javaka Steptoe.

Members
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

This exhibition tells the tale of the illustrious craftswoman, designer, and businesswoman, and includes handbags that encompass the history of her eponymous company, which Leiber founded in 1963 at the age of forty-two, through 2004, when she designed her last handbag.

Encounters
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 6:00 pm

Learn more about the fascinating and luxurious creations of handbag icon Judith Leiber with a tour led by MAD’s Samantha De Tillio, curator of Judith Leiber: Crafting a New York Story.

Talks
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 7:00 pm

Join MAD’s Samantha De Tillio, curator of Judith Leiber: Crafting a New York Story, in conversation with Ellen Goldstein-Lynch (handbag expert and founder of the Accessories Design Program at the Fashion Institute of Technology) and Jeffrey Sussman (Author of No Mere Bagatelles: Telling the Story of Handbag Genius Judith Leiber & Modernist Artist Gerson Leiber) for a conversation that considers Leiber’s fascinating biography and legacy within luxury handbag history.

ShiboriIndigo

Bezzie Textiles Shibori Indigo Workshop
Photo: Heidi Lee

Workshops
Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Join textile artist Barrie Cohen of Beezie Textiles for an afternoon learning the traditional Japanese art of Shibori tie-dyeing with indigo, inspired by MAD’s current exhibition Counter-Couture: Handmade Fashion in an American Counterculture.

MADmakes
Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 6:00 pm

Artist-in-residence Adam Ledford makes “ceramic portraits” of objects. In this iteration of MADmakes, join Ledford as he guides visitors in the creation of their own miniature ceramic objects that have personal significance.

Talks
Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

An art director is at once a curator, diplomat, designer, matchmaker, coach, critic, translator, philosopher and storyteller. New York Times Art Director Alexandra Zsigmond contemplates these roles while offering her insights on editorial design, illustration, and art directing in the age of Trump.

Jes Fan

Testo-soap, 2016
Depo-testosterone, lye, soap, silicone base
Photo credit: Jacob Schuerger

Workshops
Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

What is the chemistry of gender? How do hormones affect behavior and identity? These questions will be explored during Feminine Presence: Biology as Craft, a lecture, scientific demonstration, and zine-making workshop exploring the effects of hormones (estrogen and testosterone) on the human body.

Members
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 6:00 pm

fashion after Fashion presents the work of six designer teams who are thinking—and making us think—about fashion anew. Featuring some of the most innovative work being produced in the context of contemporary fashion, fashion after Fashion focuses on commissioned, site-sensitive installations to offer an experience that is as immersive and affective as it is mentally stimulating.

Teens
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Grab your friends and join us for Teen Night @MAD: Flashy and Free, an evening of fashion at the Museum of Arts and Design. Come support local teen designers and photographers, and join in on gallery conversations, art making, snack-eating, and other hands-on activities in celebration of self-expression.

Courtesy ensæmble

Special Events
Friday, April 28, 2017 - 10:00 am to Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 6:00 pm

ensæmble’s satellite installation at the Samuji Store in Nolita echoes the artist duo’s newly commissioned installation INSIDE on view as part of the fashion after Fashion exhibition at the Museum of Arts and Design.

Encounters
Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 3:00 pm

Explore the imagined world of The Ancient Truth Investigators as they perform science experiments in the Artist Studios. Led by Ráchel Räder, Chief Investigator, the alter ego of artist-in-residence Rachel Rader.

Exhibitions on view
Jes Fan

Wedged I,II,III, 2016  
Resin, Silicone, Glass
Photo credit: Jacob Schuerger

No Clearance in Niche

Thursday, March 2, 2017 to Sunday, April 30, 2017

Crafting a New York Story

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 to Sunday, August 6, 2017
ensæmble

In-betweens Surface 1, 2015, pigment print

Courtesy of ensæmble

Thursday, April 27, 2017 to Sunday, August 6, 2017

"Hippie Royalty on the Rocks," Ibiza, 1969. Photo by Karl Ferris, featuring crocheted designs by 100% Birgitta.

Handmade Fashion in an American Counterculture

Thursday, March 2, 2017 to Sunday, August 20, 2017