Our artist resident Ariel Jackson uses family and historical research on black farmers to create fabric sculptures of crops, mainly rice and soybeans—which her family grew from the 1950s through the ’80s in rural Louisiana—using a 1970s typewriter. You can visit her studio every Sunday on the Museum’s sixth floor. #MADArtistStudios [ Bit.ly Link ]
Gilded leaves combined with video work by #LaurenKalman, on view in ‘Lauren Kalman: But if the Crime Is Beautiful…’ which explores gold and feminism. #LaurenKalman #gold [ Bit.ly Link ]
'Counter-Couture: Handmade Fashion in an American Counterculture' opens next Thursday at MAD! [ Bit.ly Link ] #1970s #1960s #fashion

Counter-Couture: Handmade Fashion in an American Counterculture

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Thanks to all who joined us in 'Françoise Grossen Selects' this past Sunday for an artist demonstration with Jesse Harrod and a tour with our Windgate Research and Collections Curator Elissa Auther. #craft #textile #fiber #FrancoiseGrossen
Craft—and especially fiber—has long been used as a tool of political activism and community unification, as we’ve seen lately with the #Pussyhat Project. In honor of #BlackHistoryMonth, MAD’s Curatorial Assistant Angelik Vizcarrondo-Laboy highlights fiber art from our collection by African American designer Ruth Clement Bond, whose quilt designs from the 1930s are believed by some to have...
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'Counter-Couture: Handmade Fashion in an American Counterculture' opens next week on March 2! [ Bit.ly Link ] #1960s #1970s #CounterCouture

Counter-Couture: Handmade Fashion in an American Counterculture

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Join us at the Museum this afternoon for an artist demonstration, a curator-led tour, and a discussion of fiber arts. More information on our website: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Peter Voulkos's 'Rasgeado' (1958) speaks to his experimentation with pot assemblages. MAD’s exhibition 'Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years' highlights the artist's early career, from 1953 to 1968. During this time, Voulkos rejected the ceramics orthodoxy of proper technique, utility, and form, and instead pursued a range of ideas that were entirely new to the medium. He violently attacked the...
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This Sunday at 3 pm, our Windgate Research and Collections Curator Elissa Auther will give a talk on the fiber art of Françoise Grossen and the historical context of her work. The artist will be in attendance. Tickets and more information on our website: [ Bit.ly Link ] #fiber #fiberart #craft #sculpture #rope #FrancoiseGrossenSelects

Knots, Plaits, Links, and Loops: The Art of Françoise Grossen

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This Saturday from 10:15 am to 6 pm, visit MAD for 'Crossroads: Art + Native Feminisms,' a free day-long symposium.

'Crossroads' will consist of panels, round tables, and discussions led by indigenous knowledge carriers, artists, community members, elders, academics, and their accomplices on the topic of art and native feminism focused on North America. Presented by The Feminist Art Project...
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Marianne Batlle Atelier discovered art embroidery in 1995, while taking part in workshops at François Lesage atelier. She has since devoted herself to the craft, having begun working professionally as an embroiderer in 1998. Seeking a path away from the catwalk and traditional approaches to embellishment, she experimented with different techniques, and in 2000 she created embroidered flowers...
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#MADmakes with Lauren Skelly Bailey is tomorrow! Come to the museum at 6 for pay-what-you-wish admission and this free workshop with our resident artist, who will teach visitors how to make ceramic brooches. #craft #workshop #MADArtistStudios [ Bit.ly Link ]

MADmakes with Lauren Skelly Bailey

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Join Jesse Harrod for a free-with-museum-admission artist demonstration in the galleries of ‘Françoise Grossen Selects’ this Sunday at 1 pm. The artist will also give a tour of the exhibition with our curator Elissa Auther. Pictured here is Harrod’s ‘Rangers’ (2015), made of #macramé #paracord, #plexiglass, and #metal. More information about the event at the link in our profile #fiberart...
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Happy Valentine’s Day once again! These heart pins from our collection are by metalsmith Pat Flynn of High Falls, New York. His hand-forged jewelry works bring out the interesting textures of different metals. #jewelry #hearts #ValentinesDay #Valentines #artjewelry #gold #pins
Sending love to our MAD members on Valentine's Day! Not a member? Join at the Dual/Family level today and receive 20% off with code FBMAD. #ValentinesDay #Valentines #heart [ Bit.ly Link ]
Happy Valentine's Day! We're marking the moment by celebrating pieces in our collection by artists who were partners in work and life—like ceramists Getrud and Otto Natzler, who created this bowl in 1946. Read more about 20th century craft couples on our website: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Our new Van Lier Fellow Camille Hoffman at work in her open studio at the Museum. Thanks to The New York Community Trust for making MAD's Van Lier Fellowship possible. Come visit Camille in her studio. She is here every day that we're open! #MADArtistStudios [ Bit.ly Link ]
#PeterVoulkos building a sculpture at his Glendale Boulevard studio in Los Angeles in 1959. Photo courtesy of Peggy Voulkos and the Voulkos & Co. Catalogue Project. #Voulkos #PeterVoulkos #ceramics #sculpture [ Madmuseum.org Link ]
Make clay brooches with ceramic artist Lauren Skelly Bailey at this Thursday's #MADmakes workshop. 6 pm, free with pay-what-you-wish admission. [ Bit.ly Link ] #ceramics

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For MAD’s exhibition ‘Françoise Grossen Selects,’ the artist Françoise Grossen chose baskets and other works in fiber, wood, metal, and glass to show alongside her own rope sculptures. Pictured here is one of her choices, Lillian Elliot’s ‘Black Basket’ (1982), made of split cane, acrylic paint, and linen thread. Photo by Eva Heyd. #baskets #weaving #fiberart #FrancoiseGrossenSelects...
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