May 2009: Schedule for Public Programs

New York, NY (May 1, 2009)

During the month of May the Museum of Arts and Design presents a series of engaging Public Programs, including workshops and Open Studio presentations in conjunction with its upcoming exhibitions Klaus Moje: Painting with Glass and Object Factory: The Art of Industrial Ceramics.

Three events will be geared around glass artist Klaus Moje and his exhibition: Glass Study Day on May 2; a talk with Klaus Moje and the Museum's Chief Curator David Revere McFadden on May 7; and a two-day workshop with glass artist and Moje student, Erica Rosenfeld, May 16 and 17, 2009.

Special programs presented as part of Object Factory include a Gallery Tour with the Designers on May 9; Brave New World: The Trajectory of Ceramics in Contemporary Art and Design on May 14; a premiere screening of Hella Jongerius: Contemporary Archetypes, a documentary about the famed designer on May 16; and a hands-on workshop entitled Industrial Intervention: Personalizing Commercial China with Ceramic Decals on May 30, 2009. For more information and other events, please see the schedule below.

The Museum of Arts and Design is located at 2 Columbus Circle. For information about MAD's public programs, contact 212.299.7790 or log on to www.madmuseum.org. All programs are subject to change.

Glass Study Day
Saturday, May 2, 2009, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

MAD Education Center and Galleries
Free with admissions
In conjunction with the exhibition, Klaus Moje: Painting with Glass, the Museum takes an in-depth look at glass art offering Open Studio presentations with artist Jane D'Arensbourg; an installation/performance by Bethany Bristow; a tour of the Klaus Moje exhibition led by associate curator Jennifer Scanlan, films highlighting the unique and varied methods of glass production and a round-table discussion entitled: New Directions in Glass with Katya Heller, Director of Heller Gallery. The discussion is followed by a portfolio review for young glass artists.

Klaus Moje has pushed the expressive and technical possibilities of glass for more than five decades. Klaus Moje: Painting with Glass is a comprehensive, 30-year survey, tracing the progression of Moje's work, from his early carved crystal glass pieces, to his intricately patterned vessels of layered glass, to his recent multi-panel fused works.


In Conversation: Klaus Moje with David McFadden
Thursday, May 7, 2009, 6:30 PM

MAD Theater
Free with Thursday evening pay-what-you-wish admissions
In conjunction with the exhibition Klaus Moje: Painting With Glass, the Museum presents a talk with glass artist Klaus Moje and MAD's chief curator David Revere McFadden. Recognized for his unique glass fusion technique, Moje is considered the founding father of the contemporary Australian glass movement. His work is held in more than 50 public collections around the world, and he has won many significant awards in Australia, Europe and the United States.


Object Factory: Gallery Tour with the Designers
Saturday May 9, 2009, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

5th floor Gallery
Free with admissions
Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Object Factory: The Art of Industrial Ceramics, the Museum presents a gallery tour and introduction to the exhibition with artist/designer and guest curator Marek Cecula, together with the artists whose work is exhibited as part of Object Factory, including Constantine Boym, Dror Benschetrit, Sarah Chichat and Michael Miller, Alasdair Bremmer and David Binns, Irvin Tepper, and others.

Fritz Scholder: Indian/Not Indian
Saturday, May 9, 2009, 2:00 PM
MAD Theater
Free
Leading art historians will discuss the controversial career of Fritz Scholder (Luiseño, 1937-2005). Scholder, the subject of a two-city exhibition at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, was best known for his revolutionary paintings of American Indians.

MAD TheaterFreeLeading art historians will discuss the controversial career of (Luiseño, 1937-2005). Scholder, the subject of a two-city exhibition at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, was best known for his revolutionary paintings of American Indians.

Participants will include Robert Hobbs, Virginia Commonwealth University; Robert Houle, artist and curator; Truman T. Lowe, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Jolene Rickard, Cornell University; Aleta Ringlero, Arizona State University; Katy Siegel, Hunter College; and Paul Chaat Smith, National Museum of the American Indian. The discussion will be moderated by Lowery Stokes Sims, Museum of Arts and Design. The discussion which will be followed by a book signing of the recent publication Fritz Scholder: Indian/Not Indian. The exhibition catalog will be offered for sale at The Store at MAD during the event.

Brave New World: The Trajectory of Ceramics in Contemporary Art and Design
Thursday, May 14, 2009, 6:30 PM

MAD Theater
Free with Thursday evening pay-what-you-wish admissions
Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Object Factory: The Art of Industrial Ceramics, Garth Clark, joint-director of Garth Clark gallery, will be in conversation with guest curator Marek Cecula. An expert within the field, Clark has presented over six hundred exhibitions showcasing modern and contemporary ceramic art.

Curated by artist Marek Cecula. Object Factory: The Art of Industrial Ceramics is the first major U.S. museum exhibition to survey contemporary innovation in industrial ceramic production, exploring how artists and designers are reviving interest in ceramics through collaborations with the industry. The exhibition, features more than 200 objects by fifty artists, designers, and industrial manufacturers, including works by Kjell Rylander, Ted Muehling, Hella Jongerius, Jurgen Bey, Constantin Boym, among others. Manufacturers represented in the exhibition include Bernardaud, Nymphenburg, Rosenthal, and Royal Tichelaar Makkum.

Hella Jongerius: Contemporary Archetypes
Saturday, May 16, 2009 2:00 PM

MAD Theater
Free with admission
Presented in conjunction with the Museum's exhibition Object Factory: The Art of Industrial Ceramics, the Museum together with Design Onscreen present Hella Jongerius: Contemporary Archetype, a documentary exploring the design approach of the acclaimed Dutch designer. The half-hour film, created by filmmaker Amie Knox, explores Jongerius' design process through interviews with the designer and her assistants, the manufacturers of her designs and the curators and retailers who admire her work.

Jongerius, who is regarded as one of the most innovative and creative designers working today, works on the cusp of design, craft, art and technology to fuse traditional and contemporary influences. Many of her early designs were manufactured by Droog, the influential Dutch design collective, and she now puts her own work into production through Jongeriuslab, her Rotterdam studio, as well as developing products for manufacturers such as Maharam, Royal Tichelaar Makkum and Vitra. The film screening is followed by a question and answer session with Jongerius and Knox.


Fused Glass Intensive with Erica Rosenfeld
Saturday, May 16, 2009, Sunday, May 17, 2009, 2:00 PM-4:00 PM

Open Studios, 6th floor and Urban Glass
$70/$63
Erica Rosenfeld, a teacher and artist who creates unique sculptures and jewelry using glass techniques, leads a two-day intensive workshop for glass designers. Rosenfeld, who is a former student of Klaus Moje, will teach participants how to design their own fused-glass tile and speak about Moje's influence in the contemporary glass world. The following day, participants will meet in the hot-shop at Urban Glass to participate in a glass roll-up, the process by which a flat sheet of fused of glass is formed into a vessel. Urban Glass is located at 647 Fulton Street in Brooklyn, NY.

Gord Peteran: Gallery Night with the Artist
Thursday, May 28, 2009, 6:30 PM
2nd Floor Gallery
Free with Thursday evening pay-what-you-wish admissions
In conjunction with the Museum's exhibition Gord Peteran: Furniture Meets Its Maker, Gord Peteran presents his work with a guided tour through the gallery. One of the most innovative artists working in North America today, Canadian artist Peteran has launched a boundary-crossing career, opening up the category of furniture to an unprecedented range of psychological and conceptual content.

2nd Floor GalleryFree with Thursday evening pay-what-you-wish admissionsIn conjunction with the Museum's exhibition , presents his work with a guided tour through the gallery. One of the most innovative artists working in North America today, Canadian artist Peteran has launched a boundary-crossing career, opening up the category of furniture to an unprecedented range of psychological and conceptual content.

The first large exhibition of his work in the U.S., Gord Peteran: Furniture Meets its Maker explores issues key to Peteran's work including the use of the found object; the role of narrative and function in furniture; and the relationship between serial and one-off production.

Industrial Intervention: Personalizing Commercial China with Ceramic Decals
Saturday, May 30, 2009, 12:00 noon-2:00 PM & Saturday, June 6, 2009 2:30-4:30 PM

Open Studios, 6th floor & Greenwich House Pottery
$70/ $63 members
In this two part workshop, lead by artists Chadwick Augustine and Yuichiro Komatsu of Greenwich House Pottery, participants are introduced to the inventive possibilities of using ceramic decals as a decorative technique. Chadwick Augustine is a sculptor who has exhibited throughout the US and internationally. Yuichiro Komatsu's work has been shown internationally and he has been granted a DAAD fellowship in Berlin and residencies at Banff and European Ceramic Work Center.

IRUBNY: Texture tours of Columbus Circle
Saturday, May 30, 2009 and Sunday, May 31, 2009, tours: 11 AM, 11:30 AM, 12 noon, 12:30 PM,

Self-guided tours 1:00-4:00 PM
Museum lobby and Columbus Circle
Free with admission
In partnership with IRUBNY community arts initiative the Museum offers a texture tour of Columbus Circle. By looking around the environment, touching and rubbing paper or canvas surfaces on portions of public space with giant graphite crayons, abstract art works are created. These textural impressions represent a part of our city landscape and collectively they form a visual lexicon/diary of our urban environment.

IRUBNY community arts initiative is project of NYC artist. A visual scavenger, Carol explores and investigates the City's streets and sidewalks for textural interest. She creates abstract works by placing paper or canvas on some portion of public space (pavement, lamp, trash) and rubs it with giant graphite crayons.

The Museum of Arts and Design is located at 2 Columbus Circle. For information about MAD's public programs, contact 212.299.7790 or log on to www.madmuseum.org. ll programs are subject to change. Please contact the MAD Press office at pressoffice@madmuseum.org or 212.299.7713 for more information.

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