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MADNews March 2019

sterling ruby: ceramics

Experience Sterling Ruby: Ceramics before it closes on Sunday, March 17 with Jeff Fleming, the curator of the exhibition. On Saturday, March 9 from 2 to 3 pm, Fleming will discuss Ruby’s interdisciplinary approach to ceramics and clay (the artist’s “monumental material”) and welcome questions from visitors. This event is free for members.


members event

Celebrate the highly anticipated exhibition, Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die: Punk Graphics, 1976–1986 by joining us on Monday, April 15 from 7 to 9 pm for a members-only party! The evening will include an intimate conversation with John Rotten Lydon and Gillian McCain.

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LOOT: MAD about jewelry

See and purchase one-of-a-kind contemporary jewelry at LOOT: MAD About Jewelry from April 8 to April 13! This year’s event will feature unique designs from more than 50 emerging and acclaimed international jewelry artists and designers. LOOT kicks-off with an Opening Benefit on April 8, which includes cocktails, dinner, and a first look at the works on sale, followed by public exhibition and sale days.


sci-fi films

Watch some of the most iconic sci-fi films in MAD’s Theater starting March 21 as part of the series, Plastic Futures and Premillennial Tensions: 1990s Science Fiction Cinema before a New Millennium which coincides with the opening of the exhibition Non-Stick Nostalgia:Y2K Retrofuturism in Contemporary Jewelry. This month, we’re screening the contemporary classics, Johnny MnemonicGhost in the ShellHackers, and Tetsuo II: Body Hammer.


artist opportunity

Apply for the Artist Studios program! Artists-in-residence receive space and support to develop new work and expand their practice, while welcoming dialogue with the public about their processes, materials, and concepts. Applications are due Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 11:59 pm EST. Got questions about the program? Attend an info session!


burke prize

See the Burke Prize: The Future of Craft Part 2 before it closes on Sunday, March 17. The exhibition features a selection of works by the prize’s finalists, whose emergent voices are pushing the field forward in dynamic ways and providing a glimpse into the expansive future of contemporary craft.


mad collects

Explore more than 50 works of craft, art, design, and jewelry acquired for MAD’s permanent collection over the past five years in MAD Collects: The Future of Craft Part 1, on view through Sunday, March 17. See works by iconic artists El Anatsui, David Bielander, Sanford Biggers, Wendell Castle, Judy Chicago, and more.


fake news and true love

Examine fake news, sensationalist headlines, and conspiracy theories through the medium of jewelry in the exhibition Fake News and True Love: Fourteen Stories by Robert Baines, which closes on Sunday, March 3.


thursday night group tour

Join a MAD student docent for a dynamic discussion of selected works and a gallery tour. Held weekly during the Museum’s extended hours, Thursday Night Gallery Tours offer an in-depth look at MAD’s exhibitions through dialogue, inquiry, and an exchange of new perspectives. This event is free with pay-as-you-wish admission.


performance by sistrashree

Hear musician Sistashree perform her newest piece, MOKSHA, a fusion of American gospel and Indian devotional music with deep roots in soul, jazz, and blues on Saturday, March 2 from 2 to 3 pm. This event is free with Museum admission.


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