Events
Museum Hours
MAD is open from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm from Tuesday to Sunday. On Thursday and Friday, the Museum is open until 9:00 pm
Docent Tours
There are docent tours daily at 11:30 am and 3:00 pm, as well as 6:30 pm on Thursday evenings. Docent tours are free with admission and meet in the lobby.
Artist Studios
The Artist Studios are open daily from 10:00 am to 1:30 pm and 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm, as well as 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm on Thursdays and Fridays.
Amir R. Hariri

Visit Amir R. Hariri this Wednesday in the Artist Studios at MAD.

Amir Hariri’s sculptural practice attempts to expand upon the contemporary tradition of making and un-making and to expose the blurred line between evolution and decay. Looking to architecture under duress as inspiration, Hariri incorporates materials typically found in...

Lexy Ho-Tai

Visit Lexy Ho-Tai this Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday in the Artist Studios at MAD.

Lexy Ho-Tai is an interdisciplinary artist who is interested in the intersection between art making and social change. She explores human connectivity, female empowerment, and inner child narratives to produce work that is humorous, playful, and interactive. She works...

Alternate Endings, Radical Beginnings

Courtesy of Visual AIDS

Cinema
Friday, December 1, 2017 - 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Presented as a looping video program throughout the day in MAD’s Project Space, ALTERNATE ENDINGS, RADICAL BEGINNINGS is the 28th annual iteration of Visual AIDS’ longstanding Day With(out) Art project.

Studio Sundays
Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Join us for our last Studio Sunday of the year, offering a Museum-wide day of workshops and activities for all ages. During Studio Sundays, kids and adults alike are invited to work with artists on the creation of their own artworks.

Kyle Marshall Choreography

 

Image: David Gonsier
Courtesy the artist

 

Performance
Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Lift is a 10-minute dance piece to be performed by a trio of dancers. Created by Kyle Marshall Choreography, Lift is produced by Harlem Stage in response to the exhibition AMPL!FY, on view in The Project Space.

The Store at MAD
Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

John Taylor and Dianne Dubler, New York based photographers and publishers, will be with us to launch their stunning book, Buried Treasure, featuring 66 extraordinary examples of mammoth slabs of petrified wood.

MADmakes
Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 6:00 pm

Join artist-in-residence Anna Riley to experiment with the mold and deckle papermaking process, using traditional fibers and non-traditional inclusions that are often overlooked.

Steven Reker

 

Amp Dance (One) temporary composition (work in progress)
Image courtesy the artis

 

Performance
Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Amp Dance (One) is a twenty-minute performance featuring At Play performing artist-in-residence Steven Reker with musician Matt Evans, who will use an array of amps as modular units within an evolving musical and sculptural composition.

Julianne Swartz

Sine Body, 2017
Blown glass, Unglazed porcelain, electronics, sound generated from the objects
Photo by Chris Kendall
Courtesy of artist

Performance
Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

MADactivates synopsis: Join artist Julianne Swartz and vocalist Ali Dineen for a talk, demonstration, and performance activating Sine Body, Swartz’s installation of sound-generating ceramic and glass vessels included in Sonic Arcade.

 

Members
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

MAD members are invited to join Shannon R. Stratton, MAD’s William and Mildred Lasdon Chief Curator, and Danny Orendorff, Curator of Public Programs, for a private walkthrough of Sonic Arcade: Shaping Space with Sound and Studio Views: Craft in the Expanded Field

Maria Hupfield

 

Installation view of ‘Studio Views: Craft in the Expanded Field’
Photo by Jenna Bascom, courtesy of the Museum of Arts and Design

 

Talks
Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Curator and historian Lowery Stokes Sims leads an hour-long public discussion in the gallery-situated studio of Maria Hupfield, currently featured as an artist-in-residence in Cycle 2 of Studio Views: Craft in the Expanded Field.

Xenobia Bailey
Installation view of “Studio Views: Craft in the Expanded Field”
Photo by Jenna Bascom, courtesy of the Museum of Arts and Design
Talks
Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Receiving critical feedback from trusted peers and professionals is essential to any artist’s studio practice. For this program, historian and author Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts will lead an hour-long public discussion in the gallery-situated studio of Xenobia Bailey, currently featured as an artist-in-residence in Cycle 2 of Studio Views: Craft in the Expanded Field.

Exhibitions on view
Sarah Zapata

Installation view, If I Could by Sarah Zapata (2017). Image courtesy of Deli Gallery.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 to Sunday, January 7, 2018

Advancing the Front Lines of Social Justice

Thursday, November 2, 2017 to Sunday, January 7, 2018
Arjen Noordeman and Christie Wright

Horn Bracelet, 2010
Porcelain, gold luster

5 x 4 x 4 1/2 in. (12.7 x 10.2 x 11.4 cm)3 in. diameter opening

Museum purchase with funds provided by the Collections Committee, 2011

Part of Sonic Arcade: Shaping Space with Sound

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 to Sunday, February 11, 2018
Studio PSK

Polyphonic Playground x Studio Wayne McGregor, Here East, London 2016

Photo by: Katy Davies

Part of Sonic Arcade: Shaping Space with Sound

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 to Sunday, February 11, 2018
Naama Tsabar

Propagation (Opus 3), 2015

Wood, speakers, amplifiers, mixers, wires, cables, piano strings, bone, cable holders, contact microphones, brass, sheet rock. 6.5 meters high x 6.8 meters wide.

MARTE- Contemporary, El Salvador

Photo by Rodrigo Dada

Courtesy of artist

Thursday, September 14, 2017 to Sunday, February 25, 2018