Enjoy reduced admission while we install our new exhibitions.
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.

Raw wool, wood, marking crayon
H:12-W:12-D:3 inches
Photo Credit: Keith Nolan Photography

Visit Brigitta Varadi this Tuesday in the Artist Studios at MAD.

Utilizing painting, textile, video, and public engagement, Brigitta Varadi explores cultural traditions that relate to the invisible, everyday rituals of working life. She examines the disappearing traditions and daily activities of small, secluded communities around the ...

Tamara Santibañez

Visit Tamara Santibañez this Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in the Artist Studios at MAD.

Tamara Santibañez draws from her holistic identity as it relates to the worlds of the American South, Mexican tradition, immigrant family dynamics, queerness, punk rock, and sadomasochism. She grounds her own experiences through piecing together formative fabrics, sounds,...

Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

What does it mean to be a designer when working in AR/VR/MR? Does a designer become a director? What are the titles for the roles that are needed? What tools and new types of collaborators lay ahead?

Studio Sundays
Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Join artist and Van Lier Fellow Lexy Ho-Tai to create a Kooker—a wild and wacky creature from a mysterious, playful, faraway world.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

MAD Museum members and supporters are invited to a private reception in celebration of the  exhibition Tanya Aguiñiga: Craft & Care. 

Isabel Wilkerson and The Warmth of Other Suns

Headshot By Joe Henson
Images Courtesy Penguin Random House

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Author Isabel Wilkerson presents a lecture on her Pulitzer Prize winning book The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration, which draws a direct link between the leaderless revolution known as the Great Migration and the protest movements for social justice today.

The Store at MAD
Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Join us for the opening cocktail party and shopping event of RE:FINE Spring 2018 premiering 21 forward-thinking jewelers who offer a refreshing alternative to the conventional world of fine jewelry. On the night of the event guests will enjoy a 20% savings on all purchases.


Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 6:00 pm

Dana Melamed is driven by curiosity, and her work process is intuitive, experimental, and constantly evolving with the addition of newly discovered materials and methods. For this iteration of MADmakes, Melamed will lead participants in exploring the different textures that can be created from everyday objects, culminating in the creation of mixed-media foil sculptures.

Xin Liu
Friday, May 11, 2018 - 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Join Van Lier Fellow Xin Liu to create paintings about the cosmos using unconventional materials such as gold leaf and conductive copper tape. Participants will have the opportunity to experiment and play with LEDs to create stars and galaxies.

Tanya Aguiñiga

Border Quipu/Quipu Fronterizo, 2016

Recycled dress and bathing suit straps
Courtesy of Gina Clyne Photography

Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Join artist, designer and activist Tanya Aguiñiga and Shannon R. Stratton, MAD’s William and Mildred Ladson Chief Curator, for a conversation exploring the ongoing community-art and interventionist activities of the bi-national artist initiative AMBOS: Art Made Between Opposite Sides, featured in the exhibition Tanya Aguiñiga: Craft and Care.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 9:00 am to Monday, May 21, 2018 - 6:00 pm

Collector’s Circle members and above are invited to join us for a trip to Seattle and Vancouver to explore the arts, crafts, and design of two charming cities with MAD’s William & Mildred Lasdon Chief Curator Shannon R Stratton.

The Museum of Arts and Design
Special Events
Friday, May 18, 2018 - 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

The Museum of Arts and Design is celebrating the Association of Art Museum Directors’ (AAMD) Art Museum Day by offering Pay-What-You-Wish admission, special public programs and tours, as well as discounts on Membership and at The Store at MAD on Friday, May 18, 2018 from 10 am to 6 pm.

Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 3:00 pm

Join us for this unique opportunity to converse with the residents of Cycle 29 of MAD’s Artist Studios Program.

Jodie Mack
Persian Pickles (still), 2012
16mm film
Courtesy the artist
Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Centering on the use of domestic and recycled materials, this program of short films illuminates formal and cursory elements shared between fine-art abstraction and mass-produced graphic design. Filmmaker Jodie Mack will give a brief talk and participate in a post-screening Q&A moderated by Ekrem Serdar, Media Arts Curator for Squeaky Wheel Film and Media Art Center.

Exhibitions on view
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