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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.
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FRAGMENTS, i.

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 Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 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,...

Encounters
Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Throughout her decades-long career, Sistashree has played with jazz masters including James Blood Ulmer, Charles Burnham, and Bernard Pretty Purdie. She has toured extensively across the United States and India. Her latest release is titled Lord Ram, and dedicated to Alice Coltrane.    

Studio Sundays
Sunday, March 3, 2019 - 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Join artist Lily Moebes for a fun and creative workshop where participants will learn how to make a vibrant multimedia mask that reflects their persona or alter ego be it an animal, character, mythical creature, or natural element.

Encounters
Monday, March 4, 2019 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Through verbal description, conversation, and sensory experiences, visitors will gain an understanding of the materials, processes, and concepts that drive innovation in the fields of art, craft, and design.

Members
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 6:30 pm

Curator’s Circle and above are invited to an exclusive studio visit with renowned fashion designer, Anna Sui. In advance of her retrospective, The World of Anna Sui (opening this fall at MAD), Sui will walk members through the inspiration and creation of her designs that mix romantic nostalgia and rock-and-roll glam.

Encounters
Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Held weekly during the Museum’s extended hours, Thursday Night Gallery Tours offer an in-depth look at MAD’s exhibitions through dialogue, inquiry, and an exchange of new perspectives.

Talks
Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 7:00 pm

So often discussions about design focus on its role in improving the lives of others.  AIGA-NY’s “Self Love” event will showcase how openness and creativity can empower our inner strength and professional fulfillment.

Artslab
Friday, March 8, 2019 - 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

During this Artslab, Artist Studios resident Chang Yuchen will lead visitors in a hands-on exploration of the physical structure and metaphorical possibilities of the book form. 

Talks
Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Join us for a tour of the groundbreaking exhibition, Sterling Ruby: Ceramics. Visitors will hear about Ruby’s interdisciplinary approach to ceramics and clay (his “monumental material”) from exhibition curator, Jeff Fleming.

this time together, Jamie Boyle, 2018-ongoing. Photo by Shawn Inglima.

MADmakes
Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

The design elements of a small, palm-sized weaving—including warp and weft colors, cloth density, and size—will correspond to game-like questions resulting in a swatch of cloth that visualizes the intersecting internal and external conditions of each participant.

Encounters
Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Held weekly during the Museum’s extended hours, Thursday Night Gallery Tours offer an in-depth look at MAD’s exhibitions through dialogue, inquiry, and an exchange of new perspectives.

Johnny Mnemonic

Dir. Robert Longo, 1995

© Columbia Pictures Industries Inc.

Film
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 6:30 pm

Artist Robert Longo’s directorial debut, Johnny Mnemonic adapts for the big screen William Gibson’s story of the same name.

Encounters
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Held weekly during the Museum’s extended hours, Thursday Night Gallery Tours offer an in-depth look at MAD’s exhibitions through dialogue, inquiry, and an exchange of new perspectives.

Talks
Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Join MAD staff as they discuss the program and the application process. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and to hear from current residents of the program to learn about their experiences.

Ghost in the Shell

Dir. Mamoru Oshii, 1996

© Manga Entertainment

Film
Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 2:00 pm

A landmark of both Japanese animation and cinematic science fiction, Ghost in the Shell helped bring Japanese anime to global audiences.

Encounters
Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 2:00 pm

Join a MAD docent and an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter for a focused and intimate gallery tour of our current exhibitions. Visitors will gain an understanding of the materials, processes, and concepts that drive innovation in the fields of art, craft, and design. The docent will also open the floor for discussion about the works on view.

Hackers

Dir. Iain Softley, 1995

© Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.

Film
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 6:30 pm

Released before the widespread use of the Internet, the cult classic Hackers presents a vision of the hacking subculture and technological warfare that is equal parts authentic and utter science fiction.

Encounters
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Held weekly during the Museum’s extended hours, Thursday Night Gallery Tours offer an in-depth look at MAD’s exhibitions through dialogue, inquiry, and an exchange of new perspectives.

Tetsuo II: Body Hammer

Dir. Shinya Tsukamoto, 1992

Film
Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 2:00 pm

Hailed as a strikingly original masterpiece, Tetsuo II: Body Hammer uses subversive and hallucinatory imagery to vividly capture the waves of technological fear coursing throughout Japanese science fiction in the second half of the twentieth century.

Exhibitions on view
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

Friday, January 25, 2019 to Sunday, May 5, 2019
Simon Marsiglia

PWSCO, 2018.

Mixed media.

Photo by Veronika Vidø, courtesy the artist.

Y2K Retrofuturism in Contemporary Jewelry

Thursday, March 21, 2019 to Sunday, July 21, 2019
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