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.
Mimi Bai

Visit Mimi Bai this Sunday in the Artist Studios at MAD.

Mimi Bai’s work investigates how people experience and perform power at individual and interpersonal levels. Bai examines conflict, intimacy, and identity in relationships and then designs furniture to reflect and reshape our understanding of these relationships. Chairs are a...

Talks
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 2:45 pm to 4:45 pm

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.

Members
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 6:00 pm

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. 

Encounters
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 6:00 pm

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.

Talks
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 7:00 pm

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.

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

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.

MADmakes
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 6:00 pm

Join artist-in-residence Lucia Cuba as she shares basic tapestry weaving techniques and guides visitors through experimentation with woven pieces.

Talks
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

As one of the most universal forms of communication, sound can add a vital richness to brand expressions and user experiences. This event will explore the partnership of audio and visual designers in crafting sonic identities for product, virtual reality and visual identities. How is a brand communicated through sound? What tools and practices are being used? Leading sound designers working at brands and agencies will present case studies on sonic branding.

Members
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 6:00 pm

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.

In the Studio
Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 2:00 pm

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.

Encounters
Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

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.

Exhibitions on view

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
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

"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