Museum Hours
MAD is open from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm from Tuesday to Sunday. On Thursday and Friday, the Museum is open until 9:00 pm
Docent Tours
There are docent tours daily at 11:30 am and 3:00 pm, as well as 6:30 pm on Thursday evenings. Docent tours are free with admission and meet in the lobby.
Artist Studios
The Artist Studios are open daily from 10:00 am to 1:30 pm and 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm, as well as 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm on Thursdays and Fridays.

Visit Dana Melamed this Saturday in the Artist Studios at MAD.

Dana Melamed explores the power struggle between humanity and the environment through assembled wall sculptures, each comprising a unique urban topography. Melamed composes her work layer upon layer, fusing scratched patches of foil, paper, wood, found industrial objects, and...

Visit Xin Liu this Tuesday–Saturday in the Artist Studios at MAD.

Mixing scientific research with personal narratives, Xin Liu creates transformative, participatory experiences and bodily objects to examine the constitution of subjectivity and affects. She trained as an engineer for two decades, and technology functions as her native...

Studio Sundays
Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Learn more about graffiti, an art form that has served as a voice for unheard youth since its arrival in New York in the 1970s. Read 2017 Caldecott Medal winner Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat by Javaka Steptoe.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

This exhibition tells the tale of the illustrious craftswoman, designer, and businesswoman, and includes handbags that encompass the history of her eponymous company, which Leiber founded in 1963 at the age of forty-two, through 2004, when she designed her last handbag.

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 6:00 pm

Learn more about the fascinating and luxurious creations of handbag icon Judith Leiber with a tour led by MAD’s Samantha De Tillio, curator of Judith Leiber: Crafting a New York Story.

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 7:00 pm

Join MAD’s Samantha De Tillio, curator of Judith Leiber: Crafting a New York Story, in conversation with Ellen Goldstein-Lynch (handbag expert and founder of the Accessories Design Program at the Fashion Institute of Technology) and Jeffrey Sussman (Author of No Mere Bagatelles: Telling the Story of Handbag Genius Judith Leiber & Modernist Artist Gerson Leiber) for a conversation that considers Leiber’s fascinating biography and legacy within luxury handbag history.


Bezzie Textiles Shibori Indigo Workshop
Photo: Heidi Lee

Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Join textile artist Barrie Cohen of Beezie Textiles for an afternoon learning the traditional Japanese art of Shibori tie-dyeing with indigo, inspired by MAD’s current exhibition Counter-Couture: Handmade Fashion in an American Counterculture.

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 6:00 pm

Artist-in-residence Adam Ledford makes “ceramic portraits” of objects. In this iteration of MADmakes, join Ledford as he guides visitors in the creation of their own miniature ceramic objects that have personal significance.

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

An art director is at once a curator, diplomat, designer, matchmaker, coach, critic, translator, philosopher and storyteller. New York Times Art Director Alexandra Zsigmond contemplates these roles while offering her insights on editorial design, illustration, and art directing in the age of Trump.

Jes Fan

Testo-soap, 2016
Depo-testosterone, lye, soap, silicone base
Photo credit: Jacob Schuerger

Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

What is the chemistry of gender? How do hormones affect behavior and identity? These questions will be explored during Feminine Presence: Biology as Craft, a lecture, scientific demonstration, and zine-making workshop exploring the effects of hormones (estrogen and testosterone) on the human body.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 6:00 pm

fashion after Fashion presents the work of six designer teams who are thinking—and making us think—about fashion anew. Featuring some of the most innovative work being produced in the context of contemporary fashion, fashion after Fashion focuses on commissioned, site-sensitive installations to offer an experience that is as immersive and affective as it is mentally stimulating.

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Grab your friends and join us for Teen Night @MAD: Flashy and Free, an evening of fashion at the Museum of Arts and Design. Come support local teen designers and photographers, and join in on gallery conversations, art making, snack-eating, and other hands-on activities in celebration of self-expression.

Courtesy ensæmble

Special Events
Friday, April 28, 2017 - 10:00 am to Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 6:00 pm

ensæmble’s satellite installation at the Samuji Store in Nolita echoes the artist duo’s newly commissioned installation INSIDE on view as part of the fashion after Fashion exhibition at the Museum of Arts and Design.

Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 3:00 pm

Explore the imagined world of The Ancient Truth Investigators as they perform science experiments in the Artist Studios. Led by Ráchel Räder, Chief Investigator, the alter ego of artist-in-residence Rachel Rader.

Exhibitions on view
Jes Fan

Wedged I,II,III, 2016  
Resin, Silicone, Glass
Photo credit: Jacob Schuerger

No Clearance in Niche

Thursday, March 2, 2017 to Sunday, April 30, 2017

In-betweens Surface 1, 2015, pigment print

Courtesy of ensæmble

Thursday, April 27, 2017 to Sunday, August 6, 2017

Crafting a New York Story

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 to Sunday, August 6, 2017

"Hippie Royalty on the Rocks," Ibiza, 1969. Photo by Karl Ferris, featuring crocheted designs by 100% Birgitta.

Handmade Fashion in an American Counterculture

Thursday, March 2, 2017 to Sunday, August 20, 2017

MAD Collects

Monday, November 28, 2016 to Monday, September 11, 2017

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