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.

Raw wool, wood, marking crayon
H:12-W:12-D:3 inches
Photo Credit: Keith Nolan Photography

Visit Brigitta Varadi this Tuesday in the Artist Studios at MAD.

Utilizing painting, textile, video, and public engagement, Brigitta Varadi explores cultural traditions that relate to the invisible, everyday rituals of working life. She examines the disappearing traditions and daily activities of small, secluded communities around the ...

Tamara Santibañez

Visit Tamara Santibañez this Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday in the Artist Studios at MAD.

Tamara Santibañez draws from her holistic identity as it relates to the worlds of the American South, Mexican tradition, immigrant family dynamics, queerness, punk rock, and sadomasochism. She grounds her own experiences through piecing together formative fabrics, sounds,...

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

MAD Museum members and supporters are invited to a private reception in celebration of Sterling Ruby: Ceramics and The Burke Prize 2018: The Future of Craft Part 2.

Studio Sundays
Sunday, October 7, 2018 - 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Join exhibiting artist Lexy Ho-Tai to create a Kooker—a wild and wacky creature from a playful, faraway world. Using their imaginations, participants will create a Kooker mask or headdress using found and recycled materials.

Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Damien Davis explores historical representations of blackness by seeking to unpack the visual language of cultures both domestic and abroad, questioning how representations of race are coded and decoded through craft, design, and digital modes of production.

Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

How many ads have you designed? How many products have you helped launched? Have you ever designed an end? Does it matter?

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Supporting members and above are invited to join exhibition artists Robert Baines and Anne Lindberg for a private tour of Fake News and True Love: Fourteen Stories by Robert Baines and the eye’s level: Ann Lindberg.

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 8:00 am

This trip may be limited to 25 participants, and reservations will be taken in order of receipt. The itinerary provided is provisional. In the event that any changes are made, be assured that the quality of the program will be maintained.

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Join contemporary jewelry artist Robert Baines for a humorous performative lecture and a Q&A on the occasion of the exhibition Fake News and True Love: Fourteen Stories by Robert Baines.

Emiko Shinozaki
Friday, October 19, 2018 - 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Join Emiko Shinozaki to create interactive jewelry using thin layers of gold, silver, silicone, and circuitry. Each piece of “skin jewelry” will be programmed to communicate with external devices and will perform as a wearable capacitive touch sensor to trigger music, lights, and video.

Sanford Biggers

"Big Dada", 2018, Antique quilt, birch plywood, gold leaf, 66h x 96w x 27d in. Courtesy of Monique Meloche Gallery”

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 5:30 pm

Curator’s Circle and above are invited to join MAD’s William and Mildred Lasdon Chief Curator Shannon R. Stratton for an exclusive studio visit with notable artist Sanford Biggers.

Exhibitions on view
Anne Lindberg

Installation view of the eye’s level by Anne Lindberg at the Museum of Arts and Design, New York (October 16, 2018–March 3, 2019).

Photo by Jenna Bascom; courtesy the Museum of Arts and Design

by Anne Lindberg

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 to Sunday, March 3, 2019
Robert Baines

Five Rings, California (?), 1969 (?)

Chrome plated, silver, stone (?), case, print, pen on paper

5 7/8 x 9 1/2 x 8 5/8 in. (15 x 24.2 x 21.5 cm)

Collection of the artist

Photo by Robert Baines, courtesy Robert Baines


Fourteen Stories by Robert Baines

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 to Sunday, March 3, 2019


Thursday, September 20, 2018 to Sunday, March 10, 2019

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 to Sunday, March 17, 2019

The Future of Craft Part 2

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 to Sunday, March 17, 2019
Bayne Peterson

Untitled, 2017

Dyed plywood, dyed epoxy

15 1/8 × 21 1/2 × 5 1/4 in. (38.4 × 54.6 × 13.3 cm)

Photo by Jeffrey Sturges, courtesy Kristen Lorello. NY.

The Future of Craft Part 1

Thursday, September 6, 2018 to Sunday, March 31, 2019
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