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Deinstallation of Pricked: Extreme Embroidery

Last week was the deinstallation of our final exhibition at our 53rd Street address. As with installations, the close of exhibitions requires much time spent organizing schedules, wrangling packing materials, talking with artists and lenders, scheduling shipments, and very careful art handling. Josh will soon post a video clip that will show the deinstallation of […]

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MAD Featured on NY Times

There’s a great interactive feature in the Times this morning about our new museum at 2 Columbus Circle. It covers a brief history of the site, as well as some of the challenges associated with our renovation with interviews with our Director, Holly Hotchner, and architect Brad Cloepfil.

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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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2CC

Photo credit: Allied Works Architecture Spring has arrived in New York! It’s evident throughout the City- but most of all, at its heart in Central Park, where hues of green, white, and violet are filling out the expanse. At Central Park’s Southwest corner, 2 Columbus Circle (2CC) too is emerging- from 3 years of active […]

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Fan mail for Metropolis

This is a bit of a fan letter. Ever since I started working in the design world, my favorite part of the work-month is my Metropolis magazine delivery. If you’re reading this, you probably already subscribe, but here’s my homage anyway. There is an uncanny resemblance between their content and my daydreams. My obsession with […]

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Arts in Our City’s Schools

Last month, a survey reported that only 4 percent of New York City’s elementary schools meet the state’s requirement for arts education. Is this the situation in your school? How do we respond to these reports?

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Moving

The Museum will be closing its galleries at the end of the day – Sunday, April 27th after 22 years at 40 West 53rd.  I can’t say it’s with mixed feelings for most of the staff – we are eager to move the extraordinary new facility at Columbus Circle where we will welcome the museum going public in late September. With […]

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Professional Development program attendance

Many museum education department staff have reported a significant drop in the numbers of participants in the professional development programs following the elimination of teacher credits that had been important incentives for teachers.  it seems many teachers no longer take advantage of the learning opportunity offered?  educators i know who live in communities lacking the cultural resources of NYC envy the […]

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Conservation Video

I got a chance to go to visit one of the conservators MAD is working with to prepare our permanent collection for exhibition at our new museum at 2 Columbus Circle. A short video is up on YouTube, and I’ll be posting an audio-only version shortly. The piece is Robert Arneson’s Alice House Wall, which […]

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First Post!

Sort of cliché, but welcome to the MAD Blog! Why does Museum of Arts and Design need a blog? It is our hope over the coming months/years/eons that this blog will serve a couple of purposes. First, we hope to give a glimpse inside our museum, with everything from posts from our curators about how […]

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