Events
Friday, January 27, 2017 - 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.

Installation view of Françoise Grossen Selects.
Photo by Butcher Walsh. Courtesy of the Museum of Arts and Design.

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 7:00 pm

In this discussion, MAD’s Windgate Research and Collections Curator Elissa Auther will consider Françoise Grossen's work in historical context, chronicling the advance of thread, rope, string, felt, and fabric from the "low" world of craft to the "high" world of art in the 1960s and '70s, and the prominence of fiber in art today.

Maria Hupfield

Jingle Spiral, 2015
Photo by Maria Hupfield
Courtesy of the artist

Saturday, February 18, 2017 -
10:15 am to 6:00 pm

Crossroads: Art + Native Feminism is a dedicated day of panels, roundtables, and discussions led by indigenous knowledge carriers, artists, community members, elders, academics, and their accomplices on the topic of art and native feminism focused on North America.

Exhibitions on view today

<p>Institute For Figuring&apos;s <em>Crochet Coral Reef</em> project, 2005–ongoing.<br />Photo courtesy of the Institute For Figuring</p>

By Margaret and Christine Wertheim and the Institute For Figuring

Thursday, September 15, 2016 to Sunday, January 22, 2017

The Last Straw (detail), 1974
Coille Hooven
Photo by Steve Kahn
Courtesy the Museum of Arts and Design 

Tell It By Heart

Thursday, September 22, 2016 to Sunday, February 5, 2017

Little Maid, 2014
Chris Antemann in collaboration with MEISSEN®
Courtesy of MEISSEN®

Forbidden Fruit

Thursday, September 22, 2016 to Sunday, February 5, 2017
Josh Blackwell

Neveruses (Unnamed), 2014
plastic bags, wool, silk, paper, acrylic paint
23.5 x 23.5 x 3 inches
photo courtesy Peter Owsiany

A MAD Process Lab

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 to Sunday, February 19, 2017
Peter Voulkos

Photo by Oppi Untracht, courtesy American Craft Council Library and Archives

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
Stanley Rosen

From left to right:

Untitled, 1959
Untitled, 1965–67
Untitled, 1964–65

MAD Collects

Monday, November 28, 2016 to Wednesday, March 15, 2017