Encounters

Encounters focus on providing meaningful and personal connections in the galleries at MAD through multi-sensory experiences.  Designed to deepen visitor interaction and engagement with exhibitions on view, Encounters provide a platform for learning through interpretive exercises and activities.  Encounters are part of MADactivates, a series of programs coordinated in conjunction with exhibitions.

Julianne Swartz

Sine Body, 2017
Blown glass, Unglazed porcelain, electronics, sound generated from the objects
Photo by Chris Kendall
Courtesy of artist

Encounters
Dec 2017
NIC Kay

Installation view of Studio PSK: Polyphonic Playground, part of Sonic Arcade: Shaping Space with Sound. Photo by Jenna Bascom, courtesy of the Museum of Arts and Design

Encounters
Oct 2017
Encounters
Apr 2017
Jesse Harrod

Rangers, 2015
macramé paracord, plexiglass, metal

Encounters
Feb 2017
Maria Hupfield

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

Encounters
Feb 2017
Josh Blackwell

"Runaways" performance documentaiton
Bennington College, September 2016

Encounters
Feb 2017

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

Encounters
Jan 2017
Antonia A. Perez

Estas En Tu Casa, 2015
Crocheted plastic bags
64" x 108"

Encounters
Jan 2017
Encounters
Jul 2016 to Sep 2016
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Jun 2016 to Aug 2016
Harry Bertoia

Recording of and notes on La Serenita, 1971
Photo by John Brien

Encounters
May 2016 to Aug 2016
Denis Côté

Still from Joy of Man's Desiring, 2014

Encounters
Apr 2016
KNITTING NATION Phase 8: Under Construction (2012), Liz Collins

Installation view at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston

Photo Courtesy of Liz Collins

Encounters
Mar 2016
Inoshishi (Wild Boar), 2014

Harumi Noguchi
Ceramic, iron, resin
12 5/16 x 12 11/16 x 25 9/16 in. (31.2 x 32.2 x 65 cm)
Photo courtesy of Ippodo Gallery; photograph by Hitomi Sato

Encounters
Dec 2015
Swag Swag Krew (from the Out and Bad series) (installation view, John Michael Kohler Arts Center), 2011–14

Ebony G. Patterson
cotton, velvet, lace, plastic, and mixed media
Courtesy of the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery, IL
Photo: John Michael Kohler Arts Center

Encounters
Nov 2015
Environment for Contemplation, 1969-70

Installation view, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Wendell Castle-Wandering Forms-Works from 1959-1979, October 19, 2012-February 24, 2013
Oak, gel-coated fiberglass, reinforced plastic with flocking; interior padded with four inches of foam and upholstered with natural-colored flokati rug
144 x 48 x 50 in. (365.8 x 121.9 x 127 cm)
Courtesy of the Lindemann Collection, Miami Beach
Photo courtesy of the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum and © Wendell Castle, Inc.

Encounters
Oct 2015
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Mar 2015 to May 2015
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Apr 2015 to May 2015
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Aug 2014
Martinez Hand Made Cigars
Encounters
Aug 2014
Blue Bottle Coffee, Berry Street, Brooklyn, NY
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Jul 2014
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Oct 2013 to Mar 2014
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Mar 2012