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.
Friday, September 6, 2019 - 6:30 pm

To explore the deep influence of film noir on Chicago Imagist Roger Brown, a screening of The Big Combo (1955), directed by Joseph H. Lewis, and filmed by iconic noir cinematographer John Alton.  


Saturday, September 7, 2019 - 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Contemporary artists, curators, and scholars discuss the life and career of American artist Roger Brown. 

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Don’t miss the members-only celebration of the highly anticipated exhibition The World of Anna Sui

Artist Studios
Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Join MAD artist-in-residence Jennie Maydew for a free embroidered patch workshop inspired by the exhibition The World of Anna Sui. 

Friday, September 13, 2019 - 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Artslab is a free workshop series for teens, created by teens in MAD’s Artslife Internship Program. Artslab connects alum of MAD’s Artist Studios Residency Program with a group of New York City teens. Admission is free and granted on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 4:00 pm

A Sui Saturday conversation with the fashion design icon and the exhibition curator on the making of The World of Anna Sui.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Contributing members and above are invited to join Elissa Auther, MAD’s Windgate Research and Collections Curator, for an exclusive tour of Vera Paints a Scarf: The Art and Design of Vera Neumann.  

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm


Take a break from the work week and stretch your creative skill set in our Design Happy Hour workshop inspired by the botanical textiles from the forthcoming exhibition Vera Paints a Scarf: The Art and Design of Vera Neumann.

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

An exploration of assemblage and the power of things to shape our lives and art practices.

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 6:30 pm

Internationally renowned graphic designer, lettering artist, and typographer Craig Black shares the story of his career so far—from professional soccer player to independent designer. 

Special Events
Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Sponsored by Smithsonian magazine, Museum Day is a one-day event in which participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. 

Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 4:00 pm

Multidisciplinary artist Benjamin Shine discusses and presents examples of his pioneering work with tulle to create ethereal three-dimensional portraits. 

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 9:30 am to 10:30 am

An insightful tour and stimulating discussion of The World of Anna Sui especially designed for parents and caregivers to enjoy while caring for little ones.

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 9:30 am to 10:30 am

Join us before the Museum is open for an insightful tour and stimulating discussion of The World of Anna Sui especially designed for parents and caregivers to enjoy while caring for little ones.

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 6:30 pm

Presented in partnership with the Studio Museum in Harlem and BOMB magazine, multimedia artist Janet Olivia Henry and ceramicist Sana Musasama, who will share their experiences as artists and educators for BOMB's Oral History Project. 

Saturday, September 28, 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.

Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 4:00 pm

The counter-fashion collective delivers a performance lecture and runway presentation of revolutionary garb from the late 1700s to present day.

Exhibitions on view
Vera Neumann

Photo: Jenna Bascom

The Art and Design of Vera Neumann

Thursday, August 8, 2019 to Sunday, January 26, 2020

Thursday, September 12, 2019 to Sunday, February 23, 2020
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