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.
Open Studios
The Open 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.
Josh Blackwell

"Runaways" performance documentaiton
Bennington College, September 2016

Performance
Thursday, February 2, 2017 -
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

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.

Studio Sundays
Sunday, February 5, 2017 -
10:00 am to 1:00 pm

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.

MADMakes
Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 6:00 pm

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.

Talks
Thursday, February 16, 2017 -
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

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.

Maria Hupfield

Jingle Spiral, 2015
Photo by Maria Hupfield
Courtesy of the artist

Talks
Saturday, February 18, 2017 -
10:15 am to 6:00 pm

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.

Jesse Harrod

Rangers, 2015
macramé paracord, plexiglass, metal

Encounters
Sunday, February 19, 2017 -
1:00 pm to 2:45 pm

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.

Talks
Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 3:00 pm

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.

Photo courtesy of the International WOW Company.

Cinema, Members
Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 7:00 pm

After his 2010 film Gasland helped mobilize public opposition to fracking, filmmaker Josh Fox noticed that his favorite hemlock tree was dying.

Exhibitions on view

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

A MAD Process Lab

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/JWPictures.com
Courtesy of the artist and Blum & Poe, Los Angeles/New York/Tokyo

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

From left to right:

Untitled, 1959
Untitled, 1965–67
Untitled, 1964–65

MAD Collects

Monday, November 28, 2016 to Wednesday, March 15, 2017