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.
Chang Yuchen

Visit Chang Yuchen this Friday in the Artist Studios at MAD.

Chang Yuchen works in an interdisciplinary manner, perceiving embroidery as drawing, weaving as writing, clothing as portable theater, and installation as moving image.

At MAD, Yuchen will expand on her project “Use Value,” in which she produces useful commodities to...

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, May 2, 2019 - 6:30 pm

Marking the 40th anniversary of the concert in Central Park, NYU’s Colloquium for Unpopular Culture and MAD present a multi-media talk about punk activism.


Studio Sundays
Sunday, May 5, 2019 - 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

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

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 6:00 pm

Curator’s Circle and above are invited to an after-hours tour of the celebrated exhibition Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die: Punk Graphics, 1976–1986 with its curator, Andrew Blauvelt, Director of Cranbrook Art Museum and Curator-at-Large for MAD. Learn about the makers and musicians whose influential graphics changed design forever. Space is limited. Sign up today!

The Store at MAD
Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm

The Store at MAD will be premiering the new collections of 18 forward-thinking jewelers who offer a refreshing alternative to the conventional world of fine jewelry. On the night of the event our guests will enjoy a 20% savings on all purchases.


Book Book / 书书, Yuchen Chang and Myungah Hyon, 2017.

Artist Studios
Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

MAD Artist-in-Residence Chang Yuchen will lead visitors in a hands-on exploration of the physical structure of the book form. 

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 6:30 pm

Presented with AIGA NY, a discussion of the lasting impact of punk graphic arts on American design. 



Friday, May 10, 2019 - 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Artslab is a free workshop series that connects NYC teens with alumni of MAD's Artist Studios Residency Program. The workshops are created by teens in MAD’s Artslife Internship Program. Admission is free and granted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Film, Talks
Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 2:00 pm

Selections from the archive of underground documentarian Beth Lasch, featuring never before seen interviews, images, and performance footage of Johnny Thunders, Hilly Kristal, The Ramones, David Johansen, Jayne County, and more!


Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 6:30 pm

Celebrated sculptor Paul Villinski and curator and scholar Lisa Freiman discuss Villinski’s life and work, followed by a book signing of the artist's recent monograph.

Jubilee, 1978
Dir. Derek Jarman

Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 6:30 pm

In this dystopian cult classic, Queen Elizabeth I and her alchemist John Dee travel from the 1600s with the aid of Shakespeare’s Ariel from The Tempest, into a bleak, hyper-real version of 1970s London filled with gangs of violent punks and nihilistic businessmen.

Special Events
Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Enjoy Pay-What-You-Wish admission all day Saturday, May 18, in celebration of the 10th annual Art Museum Day. Created to encourage museums to give back to the communities that sustain them, Art Museum Day expands opportunities for visitors of all ages to learn and be inspired by art and design.


Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Artist Studios resident and bookmaker Chang Yuchen will lead a hands-on exploration of the book form.

Young Soul Rebels, 1991 Dir. Isaac Julien

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 6:30 pm

Set in East London in 1977, the year of the Queen’s Silver Jubilee, Isaac Julien’s first narrative feature film follows friends Chris and Caz and traces the racial and sexual tensions between the emergent subcultures of soulboys, punks, and skinheads.

Thursday Night Special!

Wear your Doctor Martens and have them customized by MAD Artist-in-Residence Tamara Santibanez and graphic designer Daniel Shepard, courtesy of Doctor Martens. One lucky visitor will win a special pair of the iconic brand.

Saturday, May 25, 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.

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

The great rock photographers Bob Gruen, David Godlis, Marcia Resnick, and Paul Zone discuss documenting NYC's downtown punk scene with Gillian McCain and Legs McNeil, authors of Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk.

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

Virtual Still Lifes

Thursday, May 2, 2019 to Sunday, September 15, 2019
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