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MAD About Jewelry 2023

The ultimate contemporary jewelry pop-up.

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April 25–29, the Museum of Arts and Design will present MAD About Jewelry, its annual benefit sale of contemporary jewelry featuring designs from 50 emerging and acclaimed international jewelry artists. MAD About Jewelry has become known as the ultimate pop-up shop for contemporary, artist-made jewelry, where collectors and jewelry enthusiasts have the rare opportunity to meet and acquire pieces from some of the most innovative creators in the field. MAD About Jewelry is free with Museum admission. Become a MAD Member and enjoy unlimited access!

MAD About Jewelry Sale Hours 

Wed, April 26, 10 am to 6 pm
Thu, April 27, 10 am to 8 pm
Fri, April 28, 10 am to 6 pm
Sat, April 29, 10 am to 6 pm

MAD About Jewelry Opening Benefit Preview Dinner

Join us Tuesday, April 25 for our benefit evening featuring first access for patrons to meet the artists and acquire their designs, a cocktail hour and reception, as well as a dinner honoring the 2023 MAD About Jewelry Award recipients:

  • Alexis Bittar, founder of the eponymous luxury jewelry and accessories brand
    Winner of CFDA Accessories Designer of the Year, Bittar fuses art and sculpture with a brave use of color and unique materials that has set his designs apart for over 30 years.

  • Sam Broekema, Editor-in-Chief of the Natural Diamond Council’s editorial site, Only Natural Diamonds 
    At the helm of the premiere digital destination for the universe of natural diamonds, he is responsible for spearheading OND’s quarterly issues and covers as well as leading annual trend reports, content strategy, and overall creative direction. 

  •  Linda Fargo, SVP of Fashion and Store Presentation, Bergdorf Goodman
    Regarded as the “eyes of Bergdorf Goodman,” Linda Fargo is responsible for spotting trends and shaping the visual identity of the storied and opulent New York department store. Renowned for her discerning taste for fashion trends, creative directorship of the Bergdorf shop windows and re-envisioning the look of the store, Fargo has held her role at Bergdorf Goodman since 2006.

Cocktails and Shopping, 5 pm

Dinner and Award Ceremony at Robert restaurant, 7:30 pm

MAD About Jewelry is in keeping with the Museum’s long-standing commitment to presenting jewelry as an art form. MAD is the only American museum to possess a gallery dedicated to the display of both special jewelry exhibitions and its own collection of contemporary and modern studio and art jewelry.

MAD is proud to celebrate our artist community. Proceeds from MAD About Jewelry will benefit participating artists and support the museum’s educational programs. For more information, please contact Rebekka Grossman at

Please review our health and safety protocols before you arrive. Face coverings for vistors are strongly recommended, even if vaccinated. Thank you for your cooperation.

2022 MAD About Jewelry artist Jenny Luckett. Photo: Jenna Bascom

MAD About Jewelry 2023 Partner:

Custom Bejeweled Footwear (Lobby)

Emerging Designers Diamond Initiative

Presented by the Natural Diamond Council and jewelry designer Lorraine Schwartz, the Emerging Designers Diamond Initiative supports BIPOC jewelry designers. EDDI designers Mckenzie Liautaud, Ruben Manuel, Casey Perez, Dorian Webb, Jam + Rico, and Sabre Jewelry will present their pieces at MAD About Jewelry.

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