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 Andrew Bearnot this Friday in the Artist Studios at MAD.

A self-described materialist with a background in materials science and traditional craft media, Andrew Bearnot explores the aesthetic potential and technical intricacies of the material world. He is interested broadly in technologies of making and specifically in...

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, June 4, 2017 - 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Join us for a Sunday dedicated to bag making! First we’ll read The Big Green Pocketbook by Candice Ransom and illustrated by Felicia Bond in Judith Leiber: Crafting a New York StoryThen, at 11 am, join us in the classroom to make animal-themed bags inspired by Leiber's in a hands-on workshop.

Lucy Jones

From the Seated Design collection, 2015

Courtesy of Lucy Jones

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 8:30 am to 3:00 pm

This full-day professional development workshop will include featured artist Lucy Jones from the fashion after Fashion exhibition and a curatorial walkthrough.

Stella Flame
The Store at MAD
Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 1:30 pm to 8:30 pm

On Thursday, June 8th from 1:30 to 8:30 Stella will be with us in The Store at MAD to work with you to create your own “Story Chains.”

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 6:00 pm

Supporting members and above are invited to join MAD’s Assistant Curator Samantha De Tillio for a special private tour of the exhibition Judith Leiber: Crafting a New York Story.

Melanie Bernier

Suminagashi printed patch on secondhand denim, 2016
Hand-embroidered tencel and patch on secondhand denim
Courtesy the artist

Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 1:00 pm

Denim is ubiquitous in American fashion, but this common cloth has a history of being customized with embroidery, patches, and other ornamentation to assert the wearer’s individuality and social identity.

Kathleen McDermott
Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 6:00 pm

Interested in turning your electronics into miniature robots? Join artist-in-residence Kathleen McDermott as she leads a creative hacking event for visitors of all ages.

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 7:00 pm

On June 15th, we will explore and discuss how design has served as a tool to attract some of these different communities to NYC’s dance scene.

Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 1:00 pm

Participants will learn to make ruffled puffs and yo-yos, which can then be appliquéd onto your bag. Additionally, we will explore the technique of hand-smocking, using stitches to hold pleats together while adding touches of beading for extra flourish.

Exhibitions on view

You Can’t Bury Me, I’m Already Underground

Thursday, May 11, 2017 to Sunday, July 2, 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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