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MAD About Jewelry 2020

MAD About Jewelry has been postponed to the week of December 7, 2020.

Out of an abundance of caution and with careful consideration of evolving public health concerns in New York City, the Museum has determined that the potential risk to the well-being of MAD About Jewelry's international roster of artists, the attendees, and Museum staff must be the primary consideration.

We thank all of our supporters for their understanding and cooperation during this unprecedented situation and for their commitment to support MAD. We look forward to hosting everyone for a festive celebration later this year! 

Please stay tuned for further details regarding the rescheduled event. All benefit ticket holders will be contacted by email regarding next steps.

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For its 20th edition, the Museum’s annual benefit will bring more than 50 international jewelry artists to New York for a week of celebration, shopping, and acquisition of must-have statement pieces from some of the most innovative creators in the field.

VIP Benefit Preview

Honoring Stellene Volandes, Town & Country Editor-in-Chief

Date to be announced.
Shopping and Cocktails at 4:30 pm
Benefit Dinner at Robert at 7:30 pm

MAD About Jewelry curated show and sale

Dates to be announced.

Free with Museum admission, MAD About Jewelry invites collectors and jewelry enthusiasts to meet the creators of spectacular wearable art, learn about their inspiration and processes, and take home one-of-a-kind works of contemporary art jewelry. Proceeds from MAD About Jewelry benefit the Museum’s exhibitions and educational programs.


MAD is the only American museum to possess a gallery dedicated to the display of both special jewelry exhibitions and the Museum’s nearly encyclopedic collection of contemporary and modern studio and art jewelry. Now on view, 45 Stories in Jewelry: 1947 to Now highlights the Museum of Arts and Design’s contributions to the field’s advancements and contextualizes the bold experimental practices of its most compelling artists within the key historical moments that ultimately broadened the scope and reach of art as a wearable medium.

MAD About Jewelry is made possible in part by our sponsor:

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