Collections

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There are 400 items in our glossary of materials and techniques.

Current Exhibitions
By Margaret and Christine Wertheim and the Institute For Figuring
Tell It By Heart

Little Maid, 2014
Chris Antemann in collaboration with MEISSEN®
Courtesy of MEISSEN®

Forbidden Fruit
The Breakthrough Years

Contact III, 1977 (detail)
Françoise Grossen
Photo: Joshua White/JWPictures.com
Courtesy of the artist and Blum & Poe, Los Angeles/New York/Tokyo

 

Lauren Kalman, But if the Crime is Beautiful... (Strangers to the Garden) installation, 2016
Photo: Tom Little
Courtesy of the Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, PA.

But if the Crime Is Beautiful…
Josh Blackwell

Neveruses (Unnamed), 2014
plastic bags, wool, silk, paper, acrylic paint
23.5 x 23.5 x 3 inches
photo courtesy Peter Owsiany

Neveruses Report Progress
MAD Collects
Future Exhibitions
Crafting a New York Story
Past Exhibitions
“Gong” Pendant, circa 1960s

Forged sterling silver
4 × 4 × 1/8 in. (10.2 × 10.2 × 0.3 cm)
Courtesy of Leah Gordon Antiques
Photograph by Richard Goodbody

The Jewelry of Harry Bertoia
Harry Bertoia’s Environment for Sound
Woven Forms, 1963

Exhibition catalogue, Museum of Contemporary Crafts (now Museum of Arts and Design)

Photo courtesy American Craft Council Archives

 
Job Smeets and Nynke Tynagel in foundry.
 
Andreas Bunte, Denis Côté, Daniel Eisenberg and Varvara & Mar
Ebony G. Patterson: Dead Treez

Installation View of Ebony G. Patterson: Dead Treez at the Museum of Arts and Design

Photo: Butcher Walsh © Museum of Arts and Design

 
 
Katsuyo Aoki
 
Ralph Pucci: The Art of the Mannequin

Installation photo of the Isabel and Ruben Toledo-Curated MAD Tiffany Jewelry Gallery on view in conjunction with Ralph Pucci: The Art of the Mannequin 2015. Photo by Butcher Walsh. Courtesy of the Museum of Arts and Design.

An Installation by Isabel and Ruben Toledo
The Art of the Mannequin
Women in Art, Craft and Design, Midcentury and Today
Painting New York City

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