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from the curators « MAD Blog
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from the curators

Exhibition Recommendation

Man Ray, 'Nancy Cunard,' ca. 1926

Speaking of the African dimension in design, I would recommend the exhibition Man Ray, African Art, and the Modernist Lens, currently on view at the Phillips Collection in Washington D.C. This wonderful project, curated by Wendy Grossman, not only examines how photography positioned and influenced the reception of African art among the cognoscenti and the general public, but also how African jewelry and fabrics became chic fashion items in the period between the wars.

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The Global Africa Project

This will introduce the blog for the exhibition, provisionally entitled The Global Africa Project, which will be on view here at the Museum of Arts and Design as of February 2011. The exhibition will focus on design, art and craft (which figure in the forefront of the Museum’s identity) created in and out of Africa by creators living and working in Africa, Europe, the Americas and Asia. Our partner in this venture is the Center for Race and Culture, Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, and its founding director, Leslie King-Hammond.

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We are LIVE!

We are all very excited with the completion of a project that has been in the works for over two years: the online database!  You can access it from our main website: click on “see” and then “search the collection” to search and find out more about the artwork in our collection. This is what […]

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Curator David McFadden on The Colbert Report

Our chief curator David McFadden on the threat of subversive knitting: The Colbert ReportMon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c Nailed ‘Em – Radical Knitting Colbert at ChristmasColbert Christmas DVD Green ScreenBill O’Reilly Interview

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exhibition interactives

Here at MAD we have been working with the design firm Pentagram on a number of projects for our new building, including our exhibition interactives. In its simplest definition, an exhibition interactive would be any element of the exhibition in which the visitor can actively participate. In today’s world, this often involves technology, from computer […]

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