Events
Friday, September 16, 2016 - 6:00 pm

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.

Institute For Figuring's Crochet Coral Reef project, 2005-ongoing.

Photo © the IFF.

Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 7:00 pm

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.

Friday, September 30, 2016 - 6:30 pm

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.

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 7:00 pm

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.

Friday, October 21, 2016 - 7:00 pm

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).

Exhibitions on view today
Woven Forms, 1963

Exhibition catalogue, Museum of Contemporary Crafts (now Museum of Arts and Design)

Photo courtesy American Craft Council Archives

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 to Sunday, September 18, 2016

The artist manipulating the tops of rods shaped like cattails, using individual fingers to move specific rods, to create a complex sound
1975

Bertoia Barn
Barto, PA
Photo by and courtesy of Beverly H. Twitchell

Harry Bertoia’s Environment for Sound

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 to Sunday, September 25, 2016
“Gong” Pendant, circa 1960s

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

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 to Sunday, September 25, 2016