MAD’s Education Center serves as a space for stimulating conversations and fosters exchange among a broad public.

Through dialogue, workshops, demonstrations, and classes—in which participation is integral—students, their teachers and others can be enriched. The MAD Education Department creates opportunities for audiences of all backgrounds to celebrate the experimental practice of contemporary artists, designers, and craftspeople. We welcome public engagement in learning experiences throughout the museum.

Standards-based workshops for students exploring 3-D art-making and current issues and events that provide opportunity for inquiry, discussion, creation and life-long learning

Free Museum tours and worskshops, made possible by the William Randolph Hearst Endowment Fund, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the Keith Haring Foundation, and the Office of the Manhattan Borough President.

K-12 lesson plans related to MAD's collection and exhibitions, art materials sources, bibliographies, glossaries, artist interviews, links to additional online resources and more.

Designed for K-12 educators in all subjects to discover creative ways of interpreting and presenting fundamental concepts using art and design as a bridge for comprehension.

Teen DJ Low End performs at Teen Night, November 2013

MAD offers free workshops, classes and tours for teens, as well as an exciting paid summer internship.

Arts Reach students work with MAD’s teaching artists to gain exposure to art & design through hands-on projects and museum visits.

Artslife 2014

MAD offers a paid summer internship to New York City high school students, giving the students real work experience in the arts.

Weekday workshops for camps and other K-12 groups

working in the Open Studios

The Education Department at MAD builds bridges between the Museum, New York City and international community through mutually beneficial, sustainable partnerships.

Teachers are an invaluable resource that help the Museum of Arts and Design to better serve our city’s school children and educators.

Start your visit in the Artist Studios to talk with artists about their processes, materials and concepts.

made possible by

Ongoing support for the Museum’s education programs is provided by the William Randolph Hearst Endowment Fund for Education and Outreach Programs. MADlab K-12 is made possible in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, as well as the former offices of City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, and Council Member Gale A. Brewer.