MAD Ball 2018
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Cipriani 42nd Street



Bottega Veneta
Nancy Rubins
Annabelle Selldorf
Sugar Hill Capital Partners




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The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) will honor luminaries from the worlds of art, fashion, real estate, and design at its most highly anticipated event of the year, the MAD Ball. Honorees exemplify the Museum’s mission to celebrate leadership and the creative process through which materials are crafted into objects and design that enhance contemporary life. Italian fashion house Bottega Veneta, luxury car company Cadillac, artist Nancy Rubins, architect Annabelle Selldorf, and socially-conscious real estate investment firm that supports New York’s artist community Sugar Hill Capital Partners are this year’s honorees.

MAD Ball is the Museum’s single most important fundraiser and all proceeds help fund MAD’s education, public and exhibition programs, and general operations, which serve over 300,000 people per year.  We look forward to having you join us to celebrate the achievements of these extraordinary individuals!

Our artist and art-filled celebration will begin at 6:30pm with cocktails and a silent auction, followed by dinner, an awards presentation emceed by Jerry Saltz, and will conclude with an after party with DJ Mia Moretti at 9:00pm.

Glimmer and glamour attire.

For questions regarding MAD Ball 2018, please call Rebekka Grossman at 212.299.7712 or email

Event Co-Chairs

Iris Apfel
Andi Potamkin Blackmore
Jerome A. Chazen
Michele Cohen
Melissa Urfirer Gottesman
Linda Plattus
Barbara Tober


Host Committee 

Derrick Adams
Lindsey Adelman
Jonathan Adler
Ghada Amer
Amy Astley
Barry X Ball
Isolde Brielmaier
Athena Calderone
Nick Cave
Chiara Clemente
Rafael de Cárdenas
Simon Doonan
Ahn Duong
Lauren & Richard Dupont
Andrew Erdos
Sebastian Errazuriz
The Haas Brothers
Nick Haramis
Sarah Hoover 
Sheree Hovsepian
Rashid Johnson
Misha Kahn
Lily Scout Kwong
Dominique Lévy
Shari Siadat Loeffler
David Maupin & Stefano Tonchi
Ella McHugh
Laura Taft Paulsen
Todd Pavlisko
Rodman Primack
Faith Ringgold
Yinka Shonibare MBE
Jamie Tisch
Rob Wynne
Lynn Yaeger



Jerry Saltz 


Award Design

Pae White



Mia Moretti


Events for Members

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 to Monday, February 25, 2019

Explore Mexico City's flourishing arts and design scene on MAD's next members trip! Visit the studios of cutting-edge artists, galleries, private collections, renowned museums including the world-famous Palacio de Bellas Artes, Soumaya and MUNAL Museums.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Curator’s Circle and above are invited to an exclusive studio visit with renowned fashion designer, Anna Sui. In advance of her retrospective, The World of Anna Sui (opening this fall at MAD), Sui will walk members through the inspiration and creation of her designs that mix romantic nostalgia and rock-and-roll glam.

Photo Courtesy of Cranbrook Art Museum

Monday, April 15, 2019

Don’t miss the members-only celebration of the highly anticipated exhibition, Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die: Punk Graphics, 1976-1986, opening at MAD on April 9. The evening will include an intimate conversation with John Lydon aka Johnny Rotten and Gillian McCain, co-author of Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk.

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