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New Meetup: Museum of Arts and Design

From: Edward
Sent on: Monday, August 16, 2010 4:40 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Wired New York Meetup Group!

What: Museum of Arts and Design

When: Thursday, August 19,[masked]:00 PM

Where: Museum of Arts and Design
2 Columbus Cir
New York, NY 10023

Museum of Arts and Design - MAD - moved into its new home at 2 Columbus Circle in 2008. The building was designed in 1965 by Edward Durell Stone as Huntington Hartford's Gallery of Modern Art to the American Craft Museum, and the facade reclad in a scrim of bright terra cotta in 2008.

On Thursdays admission is Pay-What-You-Wish from 6 pm to 9 pm. We will meet at 6 pm inside the museum's lobby.

Current exhibitions
Dead or Alive showcases the work of over 30 international artists who transform organic materials and objects that were once produced by or part of living organisms-insects, feathers, bones, silkworm cocoons, plant materials, and hair-to create intricately crafted and designed installations and sculptures.

Intertwined: Contemporary Baskets presents the internationally acclaimed collection of baskets and fiber sculpture has been assembled by Sara and David Lieberman over the course of three decades.

Portable Treasuries: Silver Jewelry from the Nadler Collection showcases selections from the Nadler Collection

California Dreamers: Ceramic Artists from the MAD Collection is presented in conjunction with Bigger, Better, More: The Art of Viola Frey to give a sense of the lively era in which she was working.

This Just In highlights selected acquisitions by the Museum of Arts and Design from the past three years.

Subway directions
A, B, C, D, 1 - to Columbus Circle at 59th Street
N, R, Q - to 57th Street and 7th Avenue

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