To mark the closing of the exhibition Atmosphere for Enjoyment: Harry Bertoia’s Environment for Sound, MAD will host a special program highlighting involved artists.
Time is being accelerated as new technologies and biological degradation bring forth rapid alterations in nature—from genetic engineering to tissue culturing, from the incessant depletion of coral reefs and their ecology to botanical farming moving indoors.
Discover the art and design made at MAD with the residents of the Artist Studios Program. Join outgoing artists as they discuss their work in a Pecha Kucha style presentation in the Theater at MAD.
Between the early 1950s and 1968, Peter Voulkos reshaped expectations around the ceramic medium, and created a varied body of work both in abstract and pottery forms. Today, this work seems more relevant than ever, as artists increasingly turn to ceramics for its expressive possibilities.
Jenni Sorkin, Assistant Professor of Contemporary Art History at the University of California, Santa Barbara, will be speaking about the legacy of Bauhaus-trained potter Marguerite Wildenhain (American, b. France, 1896–1985).
Exhibition catalogue, Museum of Contemporary Crafts (now Museum of Arts and Design)
Photo courtesy American Craft Council Archives
The artist manipulating the tops of rods shaped like cattails, using individual fingers to move specific rods, to create a complex sound
Photo by and courtesy of Beverly H. Twitchell
Harry Bertoia’s Environment for Sound
Forged sterling silver
4 × 4 × 1/8 in. (10.2 × 10.2 × 0.3 cm)
Courtesy of Leah Gordon Antiques
Photograph by Richard Goodbody
The Jewelry of Harry Bertoia