Visit Lauren Skelly Bailey this Thursday in the Artist Studios at MAD.
Lauren Skelly Bailey explores surface, form, and the layering of histories with her ceramics. She is drawn to controlling the unexpected, and her intentional decision making allows her to develop new facets of her process of creating clay conglomerations.
Join the Education Department at MAD for a reception and performance celebrating the inaugural MAD Process Lab installation, Josh Blackwell: Neveruses Report Progress, on view in Project Space through Sunday, February 18.
Join us for Studio Sunday, a hands-on making workshop for all ages. The program will begin with a reading of The Wartville Wizard by Don Madden, a story about one man’s crusade to save his town from being buried in trash.
Artist-in-residence Lauren Skelly Bailey works with a variety of processes to create ceramic sculptures. In this session of MADmakes, Bailey will lead visitors through creating textured brooches.
On the heels of AIGA/NY's first Citizen Designer Now event in December, and the Citizen Designer Pledge, we’re hosting a second town hall. The goal: To help further spread inspirations and lessons for how each of us can engage with civic causes.
Crossroads: Art + Native Feminisms is a dedicated day of panels, roundtables, and discussions led by indigenous knowledge carriers, artists, community members, elders, academics, and their accomplices on the topic of art and native feminism focused on North America.
Join contemporary artist Jesse Harrod for an afternoon of demonstrations and discussion inspired by the exhibition Françoise Grossen Selects.
Installation view of Françoise Grossen Selects.
Photo by Butcher Walsh. Courtesy of the Museum of Arts and Design.
In this discussion, MAD’s Windgate Research and Collections Curator Elissa Auther will consider Françoise Grossen's work in historical context, chronicling the advance of thread, rope, string, felt, and fabric from the "low" world of craft to the "high" world of art in the 1960s and '70s, and the prominence of fiber in art today.
After his 2010 film Gasland helped mobilize public opposition to fracking, filmmaker Josh Fox noticed that his favorite hemlock tree was dying.
Tell It By Heart
Neveruses (Unnamed), 2014
plastic bags, wool, silk, paper, acrylic paint
23.5 x 23.5 x 3 inches
photo courtesy Peter Owsiany
A MAD Process Lab
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