Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 7:00 pm

While New Territories: Laboratories for Design, Craft and Art in Latin America examines the explosion of creative activity occurring in Latin America, today’s creators often assume multiple identities and work all over the world.

Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 6:00 pm

Over the past decades a groundswell of activity and dialogue around natural hair has emerged. Unlike hairstyles that require synthetic processing or processes, natural hair champions the natural as beautiful.

Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 9:00 am

The Day of Panels will focus on collaborative working methodologies and how women’s collectives have been crucial to feminist art practice since the 1970s. As feminist practice continues to evolve, collaboration and collectivity continue to provide an alternative to the patriarchal ideal of individualism.

Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 6:00 pm

The use of the term “salon” as a meeting place of fashionable people dates to sixteenth-century France, where communities would gather to refine themselves through conversations. Since the early 1900s,  “salon” has also come to mean hair salon—a place not only for grooming, but also a communal place for conversation, debate and dialogue.

Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 6:00 pm

From the buzz cut and the weave to the payot and perm, hairstyles are often used to demarcate the gender of the wearer, with “men’s” and “women’s” styles and salons becoming commonplace. But what makes a hairstyle become “for men” or “for women”? How are these norms subverting and evolving into today’s world of global hairstyles?

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 7:00 pm

Join artist, blacksmith, designer and MacArthur “genius” grant recipient Tom Joyce for a conversation with Glenn Adamson, Nanette L. Laitman Director of the Museum of Arts and Design. Over the course of this evening, Adamson and Joyce will trace this singular maker’s unique approach to the manipulation of material.

Richard Estes
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 7:00 pm

Join curator Patterson Sims for a lecture on Richard Estes: Painting New York City, followed by a short question and answer session with Sims and the artist.

Youth Mode: A Report on Freedom, K-Hole & Box 1824, 2014, image courtesy of the Artist
Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 6:30 pm

Contemporary media experience is fragmented across multiple platforms. How do we integrate multiple layers of design — branding, space and technology — into cohesive and inspiring experiences? AIGA/NY and the Museum of Arts and Design partner to present an evening focusing on how the field of graphic design is approaching the creation of cohesive multimedia experiences.

Youth Mode: A Report on Freedom, K-Hole & Box 1824, 2014, image courtesy of the Artist
Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 6:30 pm

Breaking free from the authority of offset printing that on-demand publishing offers also opens up new possibilities for publishing and building audiences. How do publishers become publishers, and how do they transition from being producers of objects to platforms for ideas

Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 7:00 pm

In recent years, institutions and galleries have begun to present exhibitions and programming that focus exclusively on women artists, from MoMA’s year long exhibition Designing Modern Women 1890–1990, to feminist art conferences and MAD’s exhibition Pathmakers: Women in Art, Craft and Design, Midcentury and Today.

Youth Mode: A Report on Freedom, K-Hole & Box 1824, 2014, image courtesy of the Artist
Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 6:30 pm

Countries are organizations and just like corporations and institutions, and nations strive to build favorable perceptions as a top priority. How do brands build territories?

Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 7:00 pm

In certain areas of the design world—interiors, textiles and tableware—women have been extremely successful while in others—furniture and product design—they have been conspicuously absent. This panel takes a look at the past, present and future of women in design.

Exhibitions on view today

A Founder's Vision

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 to Sunday, February 8, 2015

Neckpieces and Sculptures by Joyce J. Scott

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 to Sunday, March 15, 2015

Laboratories for Design, Craft and Art in Latin America

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 to Sunday, April 5, 2015