Collections

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Current Exhibitions
By Margaret and Christine Wertheim and the Institute For Figuring
Tell It By Heart

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

Forbidden Fruit
Future Exhibitions
The Breakthrough Years

Lauren Kalman, But if the Crime is Beautiful... (Strangers to the Garden) installation, 2016
Photo: Tom Little
Courtesy of the Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, PA.

A MAD Collection POV

Contact III, 1977 (detail)
Françoise Grossen
Photo: Joshua White/JWPictures.com
Courtesy of the artist and Blum & Poe, Los Angeles/New York/Tokyo

A MAD Collection POV
Past Exhibitions
Harry Bertoia’s Environment for Sound
“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
Woven Forms, 1963

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

Photo courtesy American Craft Council Archives

 
Job Smeets and Nynke Tynagel in foundry.
 
Andreas Bunte, Denis Côté, Daniel Eisenberg and Varvara & Mar
Ebony G. Patterson: Dead Treez

Installation View of Ebony G. Patterson: Dead Treez at the Museum of Arts and Design

Photo: Butcher Walsh © Museum of Arts and Design

 
 
Katsuyo Aoki
 
The Art of the Mannequin
Women in Art, Craft and Design, Midcentury and Today
Painting New York City
Chiachio & Giannone, Ciudad Frondosa (2011-2012)
Laboratories for Design, Craft and Art in Latin America

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