Events
Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 7:00 pm

What is the "object" of design in the dematerialized medium of the Internet? Join MAD and AIGA/NY as they partner to bring leading graphic design voices together to consider what constitutes the object and the material in our contemporary design landscape.

Friday, September 12, 2014 - 7:00 pm

Do you have a problem with art? Do you need help with that problem? If so, Karen Finley and the Museum of Arts and Design are here for you.

Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 3:00 pm

Join organizers of the New York City Community Land Initiative’s Education and Outreach media team for a presentation on Community Land Trusts, featuring Picture the Homeless’ Banking on Vacancy report, and discussion of sustainable, truly affordable housing for artists and all low-income people in the city.

Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 3:00 pm

Join artists, art educators and museum professionals to consider ways to transform existing icebreaker, energizer and team-building activities into teaching strategies to engage middle and high school students in learning about art.

Friday, September 26, 2014 - 7:00 pm

Do you have a problem with art? Do you need help with that problem? If so, Karen Finley and the Museum of Arts and Design are here for you.

Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 3:00 pm

Both celebrated and controversial throughout history, luxury goods have simultaneously acted as personal keepsakes, cultural artifacts collected by museums and symbols of privilege. Often examples of the pinnacle of skill and craftsmanship, these items have supported the development of new objects and techniques, but also raise questions of society's values regarding success, wealth, leadership and progress.

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 7:00 pm

The term “social practice” has grown to define practices that seek to create and affect social situations.  How has this approach been incorporated into the field of graphic design? Join MAD and AIGA/NY as they partner to bring leading graphic design voices together to consider how designers affect meaningful change in the world.

Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 3:00 pm

Join members of 3B, a worker-owned Bed and Breakfast and members of Divine House to discuss the ways in which New Yorkers live together to support one another financially, emotionally, and intellectually.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Since the Museum’s founding in 1956 by philanthropist and visionary Aileen Osborn Webb, MAD has celebrated all facets of making and the creative processes by which materials are transformed, from traditional techniques to cutting-edge technologies.

Friday, October 10, 2014 - 7:00 pm

Do you have a problem with art? Do you need help with that problem? If so, Karen Finley and the Museum of Arts and Design are here for you.

Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 7:00 pm

Throughout the past 70 years, New York City has seen a variety of not-for-profit organizations support and advocate progressive cultural production in myriad ways.  In today’s New York City, these organizations, both old and new, are adapting and responding to contemporary urgencies and resources to remain vital in an ever-growing field of arts, design and making.

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 7:00 pm

What types of dialogic questioning strategies do art educators employ to introduce middle and high school students to art concepts? Can this be adapted to other creative forms of making, such as design? Join artist educator Cheri Ehrlich in a roundtable salon to discuss and examine dialogical teaching and learning in the art classroom.

Hammock, 2013, Rodrigo Almeida
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 7:00 pm

Join the artists and designers from the newly opened exhibition New Territories: Laboratories for Design, Craft and Art in Latin America as they present their work as case studies of the confluence of art, design and craft in Latin America today.

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 7:00 pm

What is the role of the designer in branding cultural institutions? Join MAD and AIGA/NY as they partner to bring leading graphic design voices together to consider how designers collaborate with cultural groups to develop design identities and products.

Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 7:00 pm

How do design educators prepare students to work within design's expanded purview? Join MAD and AIGA/NY as they partner to bring leading graphic design voices together to consider how design education produces innovative approaches to the creation of objects, as well as the contexts within which they operate.

Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 7:00 pm

Increasingly, Latin American artists, designers and other creators are adapting digital fabrication techniques to create new works that until now would have not been possible.

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.

Exhibitions on view today
Sebastian Brajkovic

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 to Sunday, September 7, 2014

Jewelry and Photography

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 to Sunday, September 14, 2014
K to J

The MAD Biennial

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 to Sunday, October 12, 2014