Helsinki-based Alisa Närvänen and Elina Peltonen work collaboratively on creative projects, concept design, and research under the name ensæmble. The starting point for their practice is always the body, particularly its close relationship with garments and surroundings. Their work is not governed by product-based thinking or commerce, and reminds us how time and context intimately impact our...
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Helsinkibased Alisa Närvänen and Elina Peltonen work collaboratively on creative
A grouse #minaudière designed by Judith Leiber in 1980. Leiber’s Swarovski crystal–encrusted minaudières, small decorative bags primarily carried in hand, have become icons of the red carpet. Her sparkly, playful designs have also been the favorite of many First Ladies—nearly every one since Mamie Eisenhower has carried a Leiber #bag to the inauguration. #JudithLeiber #rhinestones...
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A grouse minaudière designed by Judith Leiber in 1980 Leibers Swarovski crystalencrusted
Make your plain cotton tote bags more interesting this weekend at MAD! On Saturday at 1 pm, come learn to create ruffled puffs and yo-yos at a smocking and appliqué workshop with award-winning British textile designer Vien Le Wood of Gold Spink Studio: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Make your plain cotton tote bags more interesting this weekend at MAD

Fabric Manipulations: Smocking and Appliqué

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Thank you to Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian for hosting MAD's Docent Corp for a private tour of the amazing exhibition "Native Fashion Now." #MADmuseum loaned two works for the exhibition: Marcus Amerman's "Untitled (Lone Ranger and Tonto bracelet)" and Dylan Poblano's "Knuckle Ring." We're looking forward to hosting some of their docents at MAD next week! A huge thank...
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Thank you to Smithsonians National Museum of the American Indian for hosting
Our resident Heidi Lau will be in her open studio today working on her ceramic sculptures and experimenting with Suminagashi marbling. Reconfiguring fragmented personal and collective memories, the artist makes collections of symbolic artifacts, taking inspiration from colonial architecture and tenement houses in Macau that have mostly been demolished or gentrified beyond recognition....
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Our resident Heidi Lau will be in her open studio today working

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Fashion creates expectations and produces idealizations that become exclusive—and can set people apart from one another. The work of Lucy Jones, though, confounds expectations based on ideals to accommodate different needs. The designer makes pieces that allow those in wheelchairs to dress with greater ease and comfort. These designs convey how functional shapes can support the body and be...
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Fashion creates expectations and produces idealizations that become exclusiveand
Following a 2012 #Boston city ordinance that lead to the closure of many independent music, art, and performance spaces in the Allston neighborhood, artist Melanie Bernier created a series of hand-sewn #flags to commemorate these venues, entitled 'Thank You For Your Service'. Each of these flags contains the name and street of a venue, memorializing the various spaces that had once been used...
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Following a 2012 Boston city ordinance that lead to the closure of
Interested in turning your electronics into miniature robots? Join artist-in-residence Kathleen McDermott as she leads a creative hacking event for visitors of all ages, tomorrow at 6 pm. [ Bit.ly Link ]
Interested in turning your electronics into miniature robots Join artistinreside

MADmakes with Kathleen McDermott

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#MADArtistStudio alum Amy Lemaire creates hand-blown works like the one above, which was formed using thin #metal wires wrapped in #glass. Her work often explores the use of #beads as a form of social and cultural currency. She completed a residency at MAD in 2015 and returned to our 6th floor studios for the day yesterday, continuing her work and engaging with visitors.
MADArtistStudio alum Amy Lemaire creates handblown works like the one above which
Henrik Vibskov's installation specially commissioned for #fashionafterFashion. A red cube serves as a metaphor for the different spaces of fashion: inside, one might recall the privacy of a dressing room, or a dressmaker’s showroom. It further references how bodies are enlivened by their garments, here in the form of red “dresses “ that are not entirely static, but slowly disgorge their...
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artnet interviews Dexter Wimberly, guest curator of MAD's upcoming exhibition 'Derrick Adams: Sanctuary': [ Artnt.cm Link ]
artnet interviews Dexter Wimberly guest curator of MADs upcoming exhibition Derrick Adams

artnet Asks: Curator Dexter Wimberly on Creating Community in a Globalized World | artnet News

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Visit one of our new artist residents, Christa Pratt, tomorrow in the #MADArtistStudios tomorrow. During her residency at MAD, Pratt will continue her meditations on the psychological effects of gender and race through her series of Planet paintings, as well as her ongoing series of black-on-black portrait paintings. Photo courtesy of the artist. #painting #planets

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Visit one of our new artist residents Christa Pratt tomorrow in the

Christa Pratt

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Visit our friends at FIAF / French Institute Alliance Française tomorrow at 7 pm for an exclusive talk with Pierre Hardy, France’s most inventive shoe and accessories designer.

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Visit our friends at FIAF French Institute Alliance Française tomorrow at 7

Talk: Pierre Hardy | FIAF

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Our new session of residents have arrived in our open Artist Studios. They'll be here til September. Come say hi!

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Our new session of residents have arrived in our open Artist Studios
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We’ve welcomed a new session of residents to our Artist Studios! Come to our sixth floor through September to meet the artists and learn about their processes. ‘Transient Samples from Anywhere’ (2017) by Mariana Garibay Raeke. #MADArtistStudios #sculpture

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Hey families! Join us for Studio Sunday tomorrow morning. We'll be reading a story in an exhibition, then making animal-themed totes in a workshop. All ages are welcome. [ Madmuseum.org Link ] #ColumbusCircle #nyckids
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Scenes from 'Kinetic Intimacies,' last Thursday at MAD.
Scenes from 'Kinetic Intimacies' last Thursday at MAD
‘You Can’t Bury Me, I’m Already Underground’ is on view in the Project Space through the end of June—don’t miss it! The inaugural show of our new series RESPONSE, this exhibition displays the work of Melanie Bernier, a contemporary artist, musician, and celebrated fixture of Boston’s punk, feminist, and do-it-yourself communities. Bernier began creating a series of hand-sewn flags from...
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"I wanted to make something that was more interesting and more special than what other people made." —Judith Leiber to NPR

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I wanted to make something that was more interesting and more special