MAD Moments: Craft Front & Center

Wed, May 19, 2021

In these MAD Moments, chief curator Elissa Auther is joined by the Museum’s curatorial staff—Barbara Paris Gifford, Samantha De Tillio, Angelik Vizcarrondo-Laboy, Christian Larsen, and Alida Jakabsen—to discuss Craft Front & Center, a new exhibition opening to the public on May 22. Craft Front & Center focuses on MAD’s diverse permanent collection and affirms the centrality of craft in the contemporary art world. Hear from the curators on the process of organizing this monumental undertaking together and get an insider’s take on the selections they made. Ask all your questions during our interactive Q and A. 

MAD Moments is a series of talks hosted by chief curator Elissa Auther, and access is free for all Members and Patrons. Not a Member yet? Ticket costs for this edition may be applied to the purchase of a MAD Membership. Please contact to become a part of the MAD family  and join us for the Members only preview day for Craft Front & Center on May 21.   

Ticket purchasers will receive an email confirmation. Please follow the link under “Important Information” to complete your registration with Zoom.   

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Please review our health and safety protocols before you arrive. MAD strongly recommends all visitors six months and older are vaccinated against Covid-19 and visitors ages two and up wear face coverings, even if vaccinated. Thank you for your cooperation.

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