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 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,...

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 7:00 pm

In today’s world of racial tensions and alternative facts, the designer can and must be an active combatant in the fight to dismantle oppressive systems.

Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

In celebration of Slow Art Day, join a MAD Student Docent for a considered and slower-paced encounter with art and design.

The Fifth Element

Dir. Luc Besson, 1997

© Columbia Pictures Industries Inc.

Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 2:00 pm

The opening-night title at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival, Luc Besson’s The Fifth Element has become arguably the most influential science fiction film of the 1990s.

Studio Sundays
Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Led by MAD artists-in-residence, Studio Sundays are a play-based experience for multi-generational visitors to learn new skills and ideas together in a semi-structured art studio and gallery-based environment.

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Back-to-back panel discussions will explore aesthetics, practices, and self-representation in the digital age.

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Inspired by the exhibition Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die: Punk Graphics, 1976—1986, MAD Artist Fellow Tamara Santibañez leads an evening of zine-making. Participants will produce their own booklets by cutting, ripping, and pasting found texts and visuals, and inserting writings, drawings, and images.

MARKINGS, Noel Ruana

Silk-gauze, merino wool, Ox-Mountain sheep wool, branding fluid,
80 in x 80 in x 5 in
Photo Credit: Keith Nolan Photography

Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

During this hands-on workshop, MAD Artist Studios resident Brigitta Varadi will guide participants through the process of traditional wet felting. Varadi will use layers of wool roving to demonstrate the wet felting technique, which participants will use to design and complete their own two-dimensional felt fabric artwork.

Beyond the Mind's Eye

Dir. Jan Nickman, 1990

Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 2:00 pm

One of the earliest examples of a film fully composed of computer-generated imagery (CGI), The Mind’s Eye: A Computer Animation Odyssey assembled the work of three hundred creative artists working across the field of animation.

Left: John Rotten Lydon, Right: Gillian McCain
Monday, April 15, 2019 - 2:00 pm

In a free-wheeling conversation, legendary musician John Rotten Lydon and music historian Gillian McCain will unpack the continued controversies and ongoing critique of punk's explosive influence on visual culture as seen in Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die: Punk Graphics, 1976-1986 opening at MAD on April 9.

Monday, April 15, 2019 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Don’t miss the members-only celebration of the highly anticipated exhibition, Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die: Punk Graphics, 1976-1986, opening at MAD on April 9.

Strange Days

Dir. Kathryn Bigelow, 1995

© 20th Century Fox

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 6:30 pm

Set during the last two days of the twentieth century, the film follows former Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) cop Lenny Nero (Fiennes), who now sells illegal SQUID discs.

Nadie es Innocente, 1986 
Dir. Sarah Minter

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 6:30 pm

Punk cinema in the truest sense, Sarah Minter’s video films don’t just document the subculture as it took shape on the outskirts of Mexico City in the ‘80s—they partake in and embody its ethos.

Exhibitions on view

Y2K Retrofuturism in Contemporary Jewelry

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


Tuesday, March 26, 2019 to Sunday, July 28, 2019

Photo by Jenna Bascom

Punk Graphics, 1976–1986

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 to Sunday, August 18, 2019
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