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Thank you to UrbanGlass for hosting MAD staff and alumni of the Artist Studios Program last Saturday. Alum Amy Lemaire gave a great tour and demo to a captivated audience. #madmuseum #madartiststudios #urbanglass
A detail of the Crochet Coral Reef Project at MAD. [ Bit.ly Link ]
#CrochetCoralReef #crochet #geometry #plastic #climatechange
For the series ‘Wedged,’ MAD’s full-time resident artist and Van Lier Fellow Jes Fan pushes a weight into a hot glass bubble, then slices the bubble in half. Fan then casts a lighter version of the original weight so that it can balance on the glass. ‘Wedged’ originated with the artist’s impulse to levitate an object associated with masculinity, not to elevate it but to suggest its hollowness....
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Join us this evening at The Store at MAD to toast the opening of New York jeweler Stephanie Albertson’s pop-up shop! Come by between 5:30 and 8:30 to meet Stephanie and save 20% on all your shopping in the store. [ Bit.ly Link ]

An Evening with Stephanie Albertson

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Thanks to Food & Wine for visiting 'Chris Antemann: Forbidden Fruit.' #ChrisAntemann [ Bit.ly Link ]

Museum of Arts and Design's "Forbidden Fruit" Is Like 18th Century Food Porn

Glenn Adamson, Andrew Perchuk, Arlene Shechet and others speaking about #PeterVoulkos during a panel discussion in the MAD theater. [ Bit.ly Link ]
MAD is a drop-off location for the New York Cares #CoatDrive. Bring us your gently used warm coats until 12/31 to help New Yorkers in need. Every donation counts! [ Bit.ly Link ]
Come to MAD on Thursday at 6:30 pm for a panel inspired by Refinery 29’s interview with Alaa Murabit and Céline Semaan, "Is Fashion’s Embrace Of The Hijab Reappropriating Muslim Women?" Hosted by AIGA NY, the panel will focus on the role design plays in the media, in religion, fashion and human rights, and how women’s bodies aren’t just used as borders of nations, but borders of industries. [...
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Throughout her career, Oregon-based ceramic artist Chris Antemann has manipulated the purely white and technically challenging material of porcelain to create contemporary interpretations of the pursuits of eighteenth-century elites, such as fine dining and escapades in pleasure gardens. #ChrisAntemann [ Bit.ly Link ]

Love Letter (detail), 2013
Photo by Jenna Bascom
Three of #PeterVoulkos's rarely seen works in oil on canvas are included in MAD's current exhibition 'Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years.' Pictured here is 'Red Through Black #3' (1959). #painting #oil #ceramics #Voulkos [ Bit.ly Link ]
Come to MAD tomorrow morning for two great free-with-admission kids' programs that combine reading, making, and art-viewing.
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Now through December 23, we are offering a special $60 (regularly $75) Individual membership for our 60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee. Visit our website and enter code GIFTMEM16, come by the Museum to purchase a membership in person, or call 212.299.7763. It’s a great time to join, as members receive 20% off in The Store at MAD through December 31! [ Bit.ly Link ]
Today is Visual AIDS's 27th annual Day With(out) Art. This year, the organization presents 'Compulsive Practice,' a video compilation of compulsive, daily, and habitual practices by nine artists and activists who live with their cameras as one way to manage, reflect upon, and change how they are deeply affected by HIV/AIDS. This hour-long video program has been distributed internationally to...
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Artist Josh Blackwell will be holding a making workshop this Saturday from 1 to 4 pm. Come learn how to repurpose plastic bags to play a dynamic new role as garment, headwear, or accessory! [ Bit.ly Link ]

Bags Upon Bags Upon Bags Upon Bags

Attention, families! Join us this Sunday for two free-with-admission programs for kids starting at 10 am. [ Bit.ly Link ]


Winter's Eve is tonight! Join us for pay-what-you-wish admission from 5:30 to 9 pm, special docent tours, and more. [ Bit.ly Link ]

Lincoln Square Business Improvement District
For #PeterVoulkos, painting and sculpture were always in dialogue. In 1960 he began making this connection more explicit by adding epoxybased paint to the surfaces of his ceramics after they had been fired. This was a highly unorthodox maneuver by ceramics standards, but it helped him to achieve some of his most complex relationships between volume and surface composition. #Voulkos #ceramics...
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“People are so involved with their computers, to such an extent that they’re looking for something else they can touch, that’s tactile. People now see rope in a window and tell me, Oh! You would like it. But I’m trying to do something else; where they only see the material, I want to make people forget the material and see the shape.” –Françoise Grossen to Curbed. In ‘Blu,’ Grossen has...
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In ‘Lauren Kalman: But if the Crime Is Beautiful...’ metalsmith and performance artist Lauren Kalman takes up the subject of gold, specifically its use in jewelry and adornment. Gold is a rich symbol of luxury, power, wealth, and sentiment. It is the material of choice to signify transformation and magic in mythology and fairy tales. Modernist art jewelers rejected it for these reasons, but...
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Happy Thanksgiving! MAD will be open tomorrow from 10 am to 9 pm on. We have six different exhibitions on view, so there’s something for everyone in the family. [ Bit.ly Link ]

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