Collections

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Current Exhibitions
MAD Collects

"Hippie Royalty on the Rocks," Ibiza, 1969. Photo by Karl Ferris, featuring crocheted designs by 100% Birgitta.

Handmade Fashion in an American Counterculture
Future Exhibitions
Sarah Zapata

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

 
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

Noordeman and Wright: Audiowear
Studio PSK

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

Photo by: Katy Davies

Studio PSK: Polyphonic Playground
Ilana Harris-Babou

Cooking with the Erotic (still), 2016. 2-channel HD video, 11:47 min. Image courtesy of the artist.

One Bad Recipe
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

 
 
The Decorative after Miriam Schapiro
Past Exhibitions
Crafting a New York Story
ensæmble

In-betweens Surface 1, 2015, pigment print

Courtesy of ensæmble

 
You Can’t Bury Me, I’m Already Underground
Jes Fan

Wedged I,II,III, 2016  
Resin, Silicone, Glass
Photo credit: Jacob Schuerger

No Clearance in Nich
The Breakthrough Years

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…

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

 
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
Tell It By Heart

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

Forbidden Fruit

<p>Institute For Figuring&apos;s <em>Crochet Coral Reef</em> project, 2005–ongoing.<br />Photo courtesy of the Institute For Figuring</p>

By Margaret and Christine Wertheim and the Institute For Figuring
Harry Bertoia’s Environment for Sound

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