November Public Programs

New York, NY (October 30, 2009)

MAD’s Public Programs in November center around the virtue of bright, informative dialogue and hands-on workshops. Highlights include:

Balli Plastici, a digitally animated rendition of the critically acclaimed marionette show, presented as part of Performa 09, will premier on Thursday, November 12, 2009
• A free shuttle to the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum in the Bronx to view the exhibition HOME | LAND: Centuries Collide. View the latest in contemporary Dutch design intermingled with the 19th century collections of the Greek Revival Mansion.

For more information on MAD’s public programs in November see schedule below. The Museum of Arts and Design is located at 2 Columbus Circle. For information, contact 212.299.7790 or log on to www.madmuseum.org. All programs are subject to change.
 

NOVEMBER 2009 PUBLIC PROGRAMS SCHEDULE

Studio Sundays: Death by a Thousand Papercuts
Sunday, November 1, 2:00-4:00 PM
$10 per individual, includes admission and all materials
No reservations required, space is limited. Info: 212.299.7780
This hands-on crafts workshop is geared towards the entire family and focuses on the physicality of “making” and the sensual and tactile qualities of materials. Inspired by Halloween, visitors will make scary paper sculptures and look at ghouls, zombies and all art presented as part of Slash: Paper Under the Knife, featuring art objects made out of cut, burned, or shredded paper.

 
Print to Web 101, presented by AIGA/NY, in collaboration with MAD
Thursday, November 5 at 6:30 PM

$26 General; $13 MAD and AIGA/NY Members. For MAD Member tickets, call 212.299. 7780. Please register by October 29, 2009. For General tickets, email stacey@aigany.org
The web is a constantly changing medium; for designers eager to try their hand at making websites, it can be daunting. AIGA/NY presents an open discussion with the designers who have bridged the divide between print and web materials, offering an insightful look at the actual meaning behind web design.

Studio Sundays: From 2D to 3D:
Sunday, November 8, 2:00-4:00 PM
$10 per individual, includes admission and all materials
No reservations required, space is limited. Info: 212.299.7780

Exploring various ways in which artists have created sculptural works from MAD’s current exhibition, Slash: Paper Under the Knife, participants will design and create innovative 3-dimensional artwork using the exciting art of slot building and various patterning techniques as part of this hands-on workshop.

The Intersection of Information, Experience, and Architecture: Collaboration Required!
Thursday, November 12 at 8:00 AM

For more information, including required registration: http://www.segd.org/#/news/561.html
The Society for Environmental Graphic Design hosts their fall workshop at MAD, exploring how designers and clients collaborate when creating dynamic signage in museums. The workshop uses MAD’s award-winning way-finding signage as a departure point, and visits other sites in New York City on Thursday afternoon and Friday. All participants are eligible to receive AIA credit.

Performa 2009: Balli Plastici
Thursday, November 12, 6:30 PM
Produced by The Carnegie Mellon Entertainment Technology Center and Museum of Arts and Design for Performa ‘09
$10/$7 for members

As part of Performa 2009, MAD premiers a digitally animated rendition of the celebrated Balli Plastici (The Plastic Ballets), a marionette show first performed in Rome to great acclaim in 1918 by the Italian Futurist Fortunato Depero. An interactive DVD will be distributed at the screening that allows participants to choreograph the movements of the animated characters while devising new combinations for the sets, music, and lighting. For tickets, call 212. 299. 7780.

HOME | LAND: Centuries Collide
Dutch Design @ Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum, Bronx
Thursday November 12 – Sunday November 15, 1:00 PM

Free bus departs from MAD at 1:00 PM and returns at approximately 4:30 PM.
Admission to Bartow-Pell is $5 (adults), $3 (Seniors and children 6-17), free for children 6 and under. RSVP required, call 718.885.1461 or email info@bpmm.org. This program is a part of 5 Dutch Days.

Transport yourself in place and time. MAD offers a trip to the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum in the Bronx to view the latest in contemporary Dutch design intermingled with the 19th century collections of the Greek Revival Mansion.

Studio Sundays: Craft Paper
Sunday, November 15, 2:00-4:00 PM

$10 per individual, includes admission and all materials
No reservations required, space is limited. Info: 212.299.7780

An age-old material, paper has been used as the foundation for artwork for centuries, inspiring artistic traditions all over the world. In this workshop, participants will look at some of the many way this most basic of materials can be manipulated before creating their own designs by cutting, ripping, creasing, folding, twisting, shredding, or weaving everything from magazine pages to cardboard.

HOME | LAND – Lecture on Contemporary Dutch Design @ Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
Sunday, November 15, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Admission to Bartow-Pell is $5 (adults), $3 (Seniors and children 6-17), free for children 6 and under. RSVP required, call 718.885.1461 or email info@bpmm.org.This program is a part of 5 Dutch Days. Free shuttle departs from MAD at 1:00 PM, returning at 4:30 PM.
Part of the 5 Dutch Days series, the Museum of Arts and Design and renowned Design Academy Eindhoven have co-organized this public discussion on contemporary Dutch design and its influences, styles, and techniques. Discover works by graduates of the renowned Design Academy Eindhoven alongside our 19th century collections.

Wednesday Workshops: Felted Pouch
November 18, 2:00 – 4:00 PM

$35/$30 for members
To register, call (212)299-7727. Space is limited.

One Wednesday each month, MAD opens its studios for a hands-on workshop with the pros! This is the perfect opportunity to learn a new technique or hone your D.I.Y. skills, creating a unique object to give or cherish. Mixed media artist Rachel Miller will enable aspiring fiber artists of all ages and skill levels to create a unique felted piece to give or cherish. Participants will learn various felting techniques, experiment with color combinations and explore infinite fiber patterns. Each participant will create their own 3-dimensional pouch for their own personal treasures. All materials will be provided.

In Print/In Process: Artist Talk and Open Studio Demonstration with Dan Funderburgh
Thursday, November 19, 6:30 PM

Free with Thursday Night pay what you wish admission
Dan Funderburgh is a wallpaper designer and artist in Brooklyn. His patterns, prints, and installations are varied in content, but all demonstrate an unabashed love for decorative arts. With influences ranging from Moorish mosaic to American pop art, the work is a repudiation of the fabricated schism between art and decoration. Dan will give an illustrated talk about his inspirations and projects, demonstrate aspects of his design process, and show samples of his finished projects
In Print/In Process is a series of talks and studio demonstrations by artists featured in the current issue of American Craft magazine. This partnership program offers access to some of today’s most innovative makers and designers, and brings the articles to life in MAD's Open Studios.

Studio Sundays: Reconstruct from the Deconstructed
Sunday, November 22, 2:00-4:00 PM

$10 per individual, includes admission and all materials
No reservations required, space is limited. Info: 212.299.7780

Participants of this hand-s on workshop will look at the relationships of contemporary artists with their work and engage with various mediums, deconstructing and reconstructing one-of-a-kind sculptures.

Studio Sundays: Unnatural Beauty
Sunday, November 29, 2:00-4:00 PM

$10 per individual, includes admission and all materials
No reservations required, space is limited. Info: 212.299.7780

It is important to look at objects and artwork that are made of synthetic materials with a critical eye. During this workshop, participants will look at various pieces, including jewelry made out of synthetic materials, to address the strengths and weaknesses of synthetic materials in artwork. Participants will be making small sculptures or wearable art using these unnatural materials.

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Claire Laporte
Chief External Affairs Officer

Christina Allan
Communications Associate

Tel: 212.299.7737
Email: press@madmuseum.org

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