As the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) approaches its five-year anniversary at its Columbus Circle location, it is preparing to celebrate with a diverse roster of exhibitions and programs that emphasize its focus on materials, process, and contemporary creation.
Necklace from the Barbara Berger Collection
Featured exhibitions in 2013 include Fashion Jewelry: The Collection of Barbara Berger, Body & Soul: New International Ceramics, and Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital. A further highlight of the year is MAD's annual curated contemporary jewelry exhibition and sale LOOT 2013: MAD About Jewelry.
Christopher Kurtz design part of current exhibition Against the Grain
Anniversary celebrations continue in 2014 with Inspired; New Territories: Design, Art and Craft in Global Latin America, 2000–2013; and Multiple Exposures: Jewelry and Photography.
Opening in spring 2014, Inspired is the centerpiece of MAD's fifth anniversary and will present a thematic overview of works that have joined the MAD collections since the opening of the new building in 2008. The diversity of materials, techniques, geographic origins, and function explore alternate forms of artistic inspiration and also reflect MAD's mission to explore the creative synergy among art, craft, and design.
Matthias Plessing design part of current exhibition Against the Grain
Next summer, New Territories: Design, Art and Craft in Global Latin America, 2000–2013 will present works from 80 designers, artists, crafts practitioners, and collectives from Latin America, building on MAD's 2010 exhibition, The Global Africa Project.
Also opening in summer 2014, Multiple Exposures: Jewelry and Photography will be the first museum exhibition to focus on the interface of two rapidly evolving visual art forms—studio jewelry and photography—over the course of the last century.
Multiple Exposures is an assemblage of provocative and expressive works by over 80 contemporary jewelry artists from across the globe. This exhibition displays an astonishing range of concepts and techniques, featuring many works that have never been exhibited before.
For additional information on each of the exhibitions, and to view the 2013 exhibition schedule, click here.