MAD Presents Cut-Paper Animation Film Festival in March

March programs also include gallery tours with the museum’s curators and the Museum’s popular family workshops, Studio Sundays

New York, NY (February 19, 2010)

Highlights of the Museum’s March programs are:
Moving Paper: An International Festival of Cut-Paper Animation
Inspired by the exhibition Slash: Paper under the Knife, Moving Paper celebrates the use of cut paper in animation, both historical and contemporary. The screening will take place Saturday, March 27, 2010.

Bigger, Better, More: Betty Woodman, Patterson Sims, Lowery Stokes Sims discuss the life and times of Viola Frey
Curator and author Patterson Sims speaks about the context and meaning of sculptor Viola Frey’s unique contribution to ceramics, followed by a discussiocontemporary and friend, artist Betty Woodman on March 18, 2010.

Studio Sundays: Every Sunday from 2:00-4:00pm
Looking at art at the Museum, children and their families will explore materials and methods used to create art from materials including fiber to mixed-media.

For more information on MAD’s programs in March click here. The Museum of Arts and Design is located at 2 Columbus Circle. For information, contact 212.299.7790 or log on to www.madmuseum.org. All programs are subject to change.


MARCH 2010 PROGRAMS SCHEDULE

Studio Sunday: Containing Multitudes
Sunday, March 7 at 2:00pm

$10 per individual, includes admission and all materials
No reservations required, space is limited. Info: 212.299.7780
Vessels are some of the oldest artifacts in existence though their fascination holds strong. During this hands-on workshop for the entire family, participants will explore ways in which artists working in a wide range of media have approached the challenge of making containers—from traditional to cutting edge. Reflecting on the relationship between form and function, participants will create their own vessel.

Collaboration: Pablo Medina/Parsons The School for Design
Thursday, March 11 at 6:30 PM

$26/$13 AIGA-NY and MAD Members
MAD Members please call 212. 299. 7780 by February 1 for your tickets. AIGA/NY Members and General Public, click here for tickets. For more information on AIGA/NY, please visit www.aigany.org.

On Thursday, January 28th, Pablo Medina gave a tough assignment to the 15 students in his Experimental Typography class at Parsons The New School for Design: Use the medium of typography to help Haiti. Students are now working in pairs to satisfy the assignment. Each pair has one week to come up with 15 ideas and one more week to execute the very best of those 15 ideas. On March 11th, Pablo and his students will jointly present each of the final solutions. At the end of the presentation, the audience will vote for the most successful project and that project will - in the following weeks - be executed to achieve the ultimate goal: to help Haiti.

Organized by AIGA/NY, the Collaboration series examines the process of co-creation and looks closely at collaborative outcomes as designers learn to work with artists, curators, producers, architects, engineers, manufacturers and others with increasing frequency. AIGA/NY is one of 57 chapters of AIGA, the professional association for design.

Studio Sunday: Containing Multitudes
Sunday, March 14 at 2:00pm
$10 per individual, includes admission and all materials
No reservations required, space is limited. Info: 212.299.7780
MAD’s
Studio Sundays are geared towards the entire family. These material- and process-rich hands-on workshops focus on the physicality of “making” and the sensual and tactile qualities of materials. Each Sunday, educators provide an introduction to various mixed media—clay, metal, fiber, wood, glass, paper, rubber, etc.—and related studio activities. Participants make their own artwork inspired by the individual theme of each workshops and the art exhibited at the Museum.

Bigger, Better, More: Betty Woodman, Patterson Sims, Lowery Stokes Sims discuss the life and times of Viola Frey
Thursday, March 18 at 6:30 PM
Free with Museum admission.
Curator and author Patterson Sims speaks about the context and meaning of Viola Frey’s unique contribution to ceramics, followed by a discussion with her contemporary and friend, artist Betty Woodman. Curated by the Museum’s curator Lowery Stokes Sims, Bigger, Better, More: The Art of Viola Frey, on view at the Museum until May 2, 2010, features Frey’s colossal clay figures, sculptures, ceramic plates as well as a selection of her paintings and works on paper.

Studio Sunday: Narrative Notions
Sunday, March 21 at 2:00pm
$10 per individual, includes admission and all materials
No reservations required, space is limited. Info: 212.299.7780

Participants of this hands-on craft workshop for children and their families, take an in-depth look at fiber as an art medium and explore how to incorporate text and found objects into fiber based sculptural pieces. Using Columbus Circle and the artwork in the museum as the starting point to tell a story in stitch, each person will propose and create a fiber or mixed-media object that conveys personal narrative content and style,

Moving Paper: An International Festival of Cut-Paper Animation
Saturday, March 27, all day
Inspired by the exhibition Slash: Paper under the Knife, Moving Paper celebrates the use of cut paper in animation, both historical and contemporary. Winners from the website competition will be screened. Filmmakers are invited to submit cut-paper animation films for consideration to be presented as part of the film festival at http://movingpaper.madmuseum.org

ABOUT THE MUSEUM OF ARTS AND DESIGN
The Museum of Arts and Design explores how craftsmanship, art, and design intersect in the visual arts today. The Museum focuses on contemporary creativity and the ways in which artists and designers from around the world transform materials through processes ranging from the handmade to cutting edge technologies.

The Museum’s exhibition program explores and illuminates issues and ideas, highlights creativity and craftsmanship, and celebrates the limitless potential of materials and techniques when used by creative and innovative artists. MAD’s permanent collection is global in scope and focuses on art, craft, and design from 1950 to the present day.

At the center of the Museum’s mission is education. The Museum’s dynamic new facility features classrooms and studios for master classes, seminars, and workshops for students, families and adults. Three open artist studios engage visitors in the creative processes of artists at work and enhance the exhibition programs. Lectures, films, performances and symposia related to the Museum’s collection and topical subjects affecting the world of contemporary art, craft and design are held in a renovated 150-seat auditorium.
For more information about the Museum of Arts and Design, visit www.madmuseum.org.

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