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 Natalia Arbelaez this Thursday in the Artist Studios at MAD.

Natalia Arbelaez is a Colombian-American artist born and raised in Miami, Florida to immigrant parents. Arbelaez’s ceramics employ traditional Latin American and Amerindian processes and iconography to consider the ways historical and personal influences impact cultural...

Visit Anthony Akinbola this Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in the Artist Studios at MAD.

The Museum of Arts and Design has selected Anthony Akinbola as its eighth MAD Artist Fellow. Created in 2016, the fellowship is dedicated to promoting emerging artists from historically underrepresented communities. MAD Fellows work on site fulltime in a dedicated studio...

Bikutsi Water Blues, 1988 Dir. Jean-Marie Teno

Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 2:00 pm

Before starring in their own concert film (Man No Run by Claire Denis), the legendary bikutsi rock group Les Têtes Brulées appeared as one of several unconventional guests at a school in Cameroon determined to fight for drinkable water in this docu-fiction hybrid.

Studio Sundays
Sunday, June 2, 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.

Monday, June 3, 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.

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

A full-day professional workshop for teachers with Julia Gorton, designer, educator, and celebrated photographer of NYC's No Wave music scene.

Arada, 2018 Dir. Mu Tunc

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 6:30 pm

Ozan is celebrating his birthday, meaning another confrontation with his father about the direction his life is going in, an important gig to play, and a special present to hunt down—which may or may not be a one-way ticket to America.

Friday, June 7, 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.

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 6:30 pm

Presented with AIGA NY, a discussion with Matt Luckhurst, founder and executive creative director of The New Company, on the changing nature of the design business and the new ideas impacting the future of the industry.


Emiko Shinozaki
Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Presented in conjunction with Non-Stick Nostalgia: Y2K Retrofuturism in Contemporary Jewelry, create jewelry that delights the senses with Artist Studios alum Emiko Shinozaki.

Talk / Workshop
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 6:00 pm

Artist Studios alumna Victoria Manganiello will deliver a talk and lead a workshop dedicated to untangling the interwoven histories of textiles and computers inspired by
her site-specific installation Computer 1.0.

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 6:30 pm

Person Place Thing host Randy Cohen interviews the award-winning graphic designer, writer, and punk graphics fan in a live broadcast from MAD museum of the popular public radio series. Music provided by Lenny Kaye.


Kutya éji dala (The Dog’s Night Song),1983 Dir. Gábor Bódy

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 6:30 pm

Widely considered one of the unsung giants of Eastern European cinema, Bódy reached a new peak with this strange tale of a priest making door-to-door visits in a small Hungarian town.

Exhibitions on view

Virtual Still Lifes

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