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On October 3rd, ‘Sterling Ruby: Ceramics’ opens at MAD! . Ruby’s larger body of work includes ...
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On October 3rd, ‘Sterling Ruby: Ceramics’ opens at MAD! . Ruby’s larger body of work includes a wide range of formats, many with a relationship to craft traditions, both studio and amateur. In addition to ceramics, his practice incorporates fabric, found-metal sculpture, cardboard ... On October 3rd, ‘Sterling Ruby: Ceramics’ opens at MAD!
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Ruby’s larger body of work includes a wide range of formats, many with a relationship to craft traditions, both studio and amateur. In addition to ceramics, his practice incorporates fabric, found-metal sculpture, cardboard collages, and drawings on paper.
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Sculptures in clay have long held a fascinating and primary position in Ruby’s broader studio work. Though he has no interest in separating himself from the history of his materials, Ruby upends tradition in his hybrid ceramic forms, which are simultaneously familiar and alien. In a process heavily indebted to craft, he rolls, punches, assembles, fingers, and manipulates clay by hand and machine to arrive at basins or vessel-like containers that often hold the debris of previous kiln misfires.
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#SterlingRubyCeramics #SterlingRuby #Ceramics #Craft
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Today is your last chance to see ‘Surface/Depth: The Decorative After Miriam Schapiro’! ‍♀️‍♂️‍♀️‍♂️‍♀️‍♂️ . See 29 femmages (feminist collage paintings) created by Miriam Schapiro that reframed craft and decoration in the American art world. These works are presented in ... Today is your last chance to see ‘Surface/Depth: The Decorative After Miriam Schapiro’! 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️
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See 29 femmages (feminist collage paintings) created by Miriam Schapiro that reframed craft and decoration in the American art world. 🌸 These works are presented in conversation with works by contemporary artists, Sanford Biggers, Josh Blackwell, Edie Fake, Jeffrey Gibson, Judy Ledgerwood, Jodie Mack, Sara Rahbar, Ruth Root, and Jasmin Sian.
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Check out our Instagram Story for a tour of the exhibition, led by MAD’s Windgate Research and Collections Curator, Elissa Auther (@eauther).
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Caption: Schapiro’s ‘Tapestry of Paradise.’ Only the Kira Kira app can truly capture the amount of glitter used in this work. ✨✨✨✨✨
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The day is finally here! ‘MAD Collects: The Future of Craft Part 1’ is now on view. 👁👁 Explore MAD’s recent acquisitions, including works by El Anatsui, Sanford Biggers, David R. Harper, Bayne Peterson, Mary Ann Scherr, Cauleen Smith, Adejoke Tugbiyele, Judy Chicago, Wendell Castle, ... The day is finally here! 🎉 ‘MAD Collects: The Future of Craft Part 1’ is now on view. 👁👁 Explore MAD’s recent acquisitions, including works by El Anatsui, Sanford Biggers, David R. Harper, Bayne Peterson, Mary Ann Scherr, Cauleen Smith, Adejoke Tugbiyele, Judy Chicago, Wendell Castle, and Anne Wilson. #madcollects
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If you look up at the electronic billboards in Times Square during the month of September between 11:57 pm and midnight, you'll see 'Posthaste Perennial Pattern,' which fuses synthetic floral fabrics in a stop-motion animation that pulsates as if capturing a garden in bloom within a single ... If you look up at the electronic billboards in Times Square during the month of September between 11:57 pm and midnight, you'll see 'Posthaste Perennial Pattern,' which fuses synthetic floral fabrics in a stop-motion animation that pulsates as if capturing a garden in bloom within a single moment. 📽🌸🌺🌼🌸🌺🌼🌸🌺🌼📽
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Created by 'Surface/Depth' artist and experimental filmmaker, Jodie Mack (@jodiemack), the animation playfully subverts the association of these textiles –– which were historically marginalized due to their associations with femininity, domesticity, or utility –– with stable, quiet household settings and furniture through a frenzied presentation of patterns. The interplay between the imagined passive domestic interiors that the patterns were intended to decorate, the graphic, two-dimensional illustration of organic matter, and the technologically imposed chaos becomes further amplified on the electronic billboards.
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‘Posthaste Perennial Pattern’ is a co-presentation between @tsqarts and MAD. You can also see Jodie Mack’s work in ‘Surface/Depth: The Decorative After Miriam Schapiro’ through September 9. Video courtesy of Times Square Arts.
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Opening on September 6: Get ready for 'Kookerville’, a new exhibition by Fall 2017 Van Lier Fellow ...
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Opening on September 6: Get ready for 'Kookerville’, a new exhibition by Fall 2017 Van Lier Fellow Lexy Ho-Tai (@lexymakesthings), which features mixed-media artworks and soft sculptures crafted from found and recycled materials and explores the intersection between craft and play. ... Opening on September 6: Get ready for 'Kookerville’, a new exhibition by Fall 2017 Van Lier Fellow Lexy Ho-Tai (@lexymakesthings), which features mixed-media artworks and soft sculptures crafted from found and recycled materials and explores the intersection between craft and play. 🌀🌀🌀
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As part of the Museum’s Fellow Focus series, the exhibition considers art and accessibility in the context of 'Kookerville,' an imagined world created by Ho-Tai, which will be activated by a culminating participatory performance. In 'Kookerville,' our inner children are manifested in brightly colored creatures called 'Kookers,' constructed with detachable parts such as instruments and masks to encourage public participation. The creatures’ large scale, bright colors, and whimsical demeanor spark spontaneous moments of human connection and social disruption through play and absurdity.
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Ho-Tai conceived the ongoing project in 2015, as a temporary escape—a world of healing through joy, color, and imagination—and a catalyst for unleashing viewers’ creativity and self-expression. She offers the alternative world as an opportunity for visitors to reevaluate their own world and imagine new possibilities, however unexpected or “kooky” they may be. #kookerville #craft #softsculpture
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 #OnThisDay, Marvin Lipofsky was born! <span class="emoji emoji1f387"></span> <span class="emoji emoji1f382"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f389"></span> . The artist attended Harvey Littleton’s glass program ...
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#OnThisDay, Marvin Lipofsky was born! . The artist attended Harvey Littleton’s glass program at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. The first of its kind in the U.S., the program was formative for artists working in the American Studio Glass movement. Lipofsky established the ... #OnThisDay, Marvin Lipofsky was born! 🎇 🎂🎉
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The artist attended Harvey Littleton’s glass program at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. The first of its kind in the U.S., the program was formative for artists working in the American Studio Glass movement. Lipofsky established the second glass program in the country at the University of California, Berkeley and he oversaw the glass department at the California College of Arts and Crafts (now California College of the Arts) in Oakland, CA.
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The work shown here was created at the Venini Factory in Murano, Italy, under the guidance of Venetian glass blowing master, Gianni Toso. Lipofsky usually created raw materials abroad and worked with teachers in the area to incorporate local techniques into his glassworks. Pieces were then completed in his studio in Berkeley, using a variety of cold-working procedures. His teaching practice and colorful, undulating glass sculptures earned him recognition within the field, including a 1969 retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Crafts now known as the Museum of Arts and Design!
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#martinlipofsky #americanstudioglassmovement #glassart #glassartist #glass
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 #MiriamSchapiro (1923–2015) came of age as a painter in New York City in the mid-1950s working in ...
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#MiriamSchapiro (1923–2015) came of age as a painter in New York City in the mid-1950s working in the #AbstractExpressionist style of the day. While living and working in Southern California in the late 1960s, she adopted a hard-edge geometric form of abstraction, experimenting with ... #MiriamSchapiro (1923–2015) came of age as a painter in New York City in the mid-1950s working in the #AbstractExpressionist style of the day. While living and working in Southern California in the late 1960s, she adopted a hard-edge geometric form of abstraction, experimenting with the computer to generate unusual shapes and spatial relationships. 🔳🔺🔷🔶🔻🔲
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By the early 1970s she became a leading figure in the #feministartmovement, and her work would transform again, this time to reflect her commitment to women’s liberation. She began a new body of work that she called #femmage, a neologism of the words feminine and #collage, which took inspiration from women’s domestic arts and handicrafts. Pictured here is 'Sixteen Windows,' painted in 1967 in her hard-edge style. The next photos are 'Again Sixteen Windows' (1973) and 'Lady Gengi’s Maze' (1972) which illustrate her transition from strict geometric abstraction toward the femmage, where linear and decorative styles of abstraction are placed in dialogue. 🌸
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There are a just a few days left to experience, ‘Surface/Depth: The Decorative After Miriam Schapiro'! 🔜 The exhibition closes on September 9.
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All photos are © 2018 Estate of Miriam Schapiro / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York #surfacedepth
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Mark your calendar: ‘MAD Collects: The Future of Craft Part 1' opens on September 6! 🗓 <span class="emoji emoji1f389"></span> <span class="emoji emoji1f3a8"></span>The exhibition ...
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Mark your calendar: ‘MAD Collects: The Future of Craft Part 1' opens on September 6! 🗓 The exhibition features more than 50 works of craft, art, design, and jewelry acquired for the Museum's permanent collection over the past five years. ‘MAD Collects’ showcases and champions the dynamic ... Mark your calendar: ‘MAD Collects: The Future of Craft Part 1' opens on September 6! 🗓 🎉 🎨The exhibition features more than 50 works of craft, art, design, and jewelry acquired for the Museum's permanent collection over the past five years. ‘MAD Collects’ showcases and champions the dynamic field of art and design practices that sustain, expand, and interpret the craft media the Museum was founded to support. Exhibiting artists include Derrick Adams, El Anatsui, David Bielander, Sanford Biggers, Wendell Castle, Judy Chicago, Josh Faught, David R. Harper, Sana Musasama, Bayne Peterson, Verena Sieber-Fuchs, Barb Smith, Cauleen Smith, Adejoke Tugbiyele, Dorian Zachai, and many more.
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Pictured here is Bayne Peterson's (@bbbboyne) 'Untitled,' 2017. The work is made of dyed plywood and dyed epoxy. Photo by Jeffrey Sturges, courtesy Kristen Lorello, NY. #MADCollects #craft #design
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“The border: a simple word that describes a great dream pursued by many and a nightmare experienced ...
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“The border: a simple word that describes a great dream pursued by many and a nightmare experienced by others. It is a cultural and ideological clash, an opportunity and a risk taken by the one who crosses it, by the one who dies and the one that has it as a source of income. It is that dream pursued ... “The border: a simple word that describes a great dream pursued by many and a nightmare experienced by others. It is a cultural and ideological clash, an opportunity and a risk taken by the one who crosses it, by the one who dies and the one that has it as a source of income. It is that dream pursued and which, once crossed, only transforms the identity of the individuals, converting it into a property alien to their true belief system. The atmosphere perceived by both parties is one of indignation, a scent of hope and forgetfulness, of leaving behind and carrying on into the unknown.” - Elizabeth Rustrian.
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Pictured here is Rustrian’s necklace ‘Jacksus’, (2013), made of gold, brass and silver.
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‘La Frontera: Encounters Along The Border’ is on view through September 23. #lafrontera #jewelry @erojewelry
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It’s #NationalDogDay! Pictured here is Jack Earl’s ‘Dog Gone.’ <span class="emoji emoji1f436"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f429"></span> This handmade work features ...
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It’s #NationalDogDay! Pictured here is Jack Earl’s ‘Dog Gone.’ This handmade work features glazed ceramic and china paint. Part of MAD’s permanent collection (currently not on view). . Gift of Karen Johnson Boyd, 1992 . #dog #ceramic # # It’s #NationalDogDay! Pictured here is Jack Earl’s ‘Dog Gone.’ 🐶🐩 This handmade work features glazed ceramic and china paint. Part of MAD’s permanent collection (currently not on view).
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Gift of Karen Johnson Boyd, 1992
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#dog #ceramic #🐶 #🐩
Jeffrey Gibson (@jeffrune) is one of the nine contemporary artists whose works are being presented ...
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Jeffrey Gibson (@jeffrune) is one of the nine contemporary artists whose works are being presented alongside Miriam Schapiro's femmages in our exhibition, 'Surface/Depth: The Decorative After Miriam Schapiro' (on view through September 9). . Known for his sculpture and performances ... Jeffrey Gibson (@jeffrune) is one of the nine contemporary artists whose works are being presented alongside Miriam Schapiro's femmages in our exhibition, 'Surface/Depth: The Decorative After Miriam Schapiro' (on view through September 9).
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Known for his sculpture and performances that incorporate the use of materials such as clay and found objects, and in particular the beads, ribbons, and metal jingle cones essential to Native American ceremonial garments and dance regalia worn at powwows, Gibson (who is Choctaw and Cherokee) speaks to the power of ornament to transport the wearer from the secular to the spiritual realm, blurring the boundaries between creative practice and everyday forms of activity. Pictured here is Gibson's 'SPEAK TO ME IN YOUR WAY SO I CAN HEAR YOU’, 2015. .
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#SurfaceDepth #ornamental #decorative
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On September 23, we are bidding farewell to ‘La Frontera: Encounters Along the Border.’ <span class="emoji emoji1f1fa1f1f8"></span>🇲🇽 . The ...
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On September 23, we are bidding farewell to ‘La Frontera: Encounters Along the Border.’ 🇲🇽 . The exhibition seeks to explore the complexities of the US-Mexico border and what it represents. Jewelry artists from Mexico, the United States, Latin America, and Europe expose the underlying ... On September 23, we are bidding farewell to ‘La Frontera: Encounters Along the Border.’ 🇺🇸🇲🇽
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The exhibition seeks to explore the complexities of the US-Mexico border and what it represents. Jewelry artists from Mexico, the United States, Latin America, and Europe expose the underlying currents of the border environment within geographic, political, economic, social, cultural, and ideological contexts. The artists transform metal, fiber, wood, and other materials into representations of their experiences, their influences, their dreams, and their nightmares.
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👉 Check out our Instagram Story to see a few exhibition highlights from a tour led by Assistant Curator, Barbara Paris Gifford (@barbaraparisgifford) 👁👁📱📿
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Pictured here is Julia Turner’s ‘Three Days Walking’ (Mourning Brooch) which is based on warning maps that show the dangers of crossing the border through the desert on foot. The maps depict routes clustered with red dots, each of which represents the location of a death, overlaid with circles indicating the distance on foot from the border. The brooch makes reference to Victorian mourning jewelry, which often contains a remnant of hair from the loved one lost. Photo: the artist, courtesy of Velvet da Vinci (@velvetdavincigallery). #jewelry #brooch #jewelryart #jewelryartist #lafrontera #usmexicoborder #usmexico
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Special Announcement <span class="emoji emoji1f4e3"></span>: We are currently accepting applications for the Artist Studios program! ...
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Special Announcement : We are currently accepting applications for the Artist Studios program! . Selected candidates will have the opportunity to be in-residence at MAD for six-months (Feb-Jul 2019). . What is the Artist Studios programReflecting MAD's commitment to ... Special Announcement 📣: We are currently accepting applications for the Artist Studios program! 🎨
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Selected candidates will have the opportunity to be in-residence at MAD for six-months (Feb-Jul 2019). 👨‍🎨👩‍🎨
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What is the Artist Studios program❓Reflecting MAD's commitment to living artists and to contemporary craft practice, the Artist Studios program hosts artists and designers daily in a live studio environment. Since its founding in 2008, the program has supported the careers of over 150 artists and designers.
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What are the benefits of the Artist Studios program❓One full-time Artist Fellow will receive a $15,000 stipend and a dedicated studio space. Each of the six daily residents receives a daily honorarium of $125 and a shared studio space.
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All residencies also include professional development and public engagement opportunities, and meetings with Artist Studios program alumni. 🚪📖💵💬
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Applications deadline: Monday, October 15, 2018 at 11:59 pm. 🗓📝
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👉 Check out the link our bio for details about eligibility, application process, and more. 👈
Pictured: Van Lier Fellow Xin Liu, 2018.
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#MADArtistStudios #artistresidency #artistopportunities
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We're proud to announce the finalists for the inaugural Burke Prize for contemporary craft. The ...
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We're proud to announce the finalists for the inaugural Burke Prize for contemporary craft. The prize, named for craft collectors Marian and Russell Burke, drew an outstandingly diverse and highly competitive pool of five hundred artists working to expand the field of craft. Open to professional ... We're proud to announce the finalists for the inaugural Burke Prize for contemporary craft. The prize, named for craft collectors Marian and Russell Burke, drew an outstandingly diverse and highly competitive pool of five hundred artists working to expand the field of craft. Open to professional artists under the age of forty-five working in glass, fiber, clay, metal, or wood, the Burke Prize was determined by a jury of professionals in the fields of art, craft, and design. The sixteen finalists were chosen for their accomplished work, strong use of materials, innovative processes, and conceptual rigor and relevance.
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The finalists are Tanya Aguiñiga, Leonardo Benzant, Brittany Cox, Annie Evelyn, Josh Faught, Holland Houdek, Merritt Johnson, Heidi Lau, Ted Lott, Cannupa Hanska Luger, Glorieta, Roberto Lugo, Elkins Park, Anna Mlasowsky, Jordan Nassar, William J. O'Brien, Ibrahim Said, and Olivia Valentine.
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From October 3, 2018 – March 17, 2019, visitors will be able to see works by the artists in our exhibition 'The Burke Prize 2018: The Future of Craft.' 👁👁🖼 👉👉👉 Head over to our Instagram Story for a sneak peak 👈👈👈
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#BurkePrize #TheFutureOfCraft #Craft #ContemporaryCraft
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 #OnThisDay: #ViolaFrey was born. Based in Northern California for the majority of her career, ...
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#OnThisDay: #ViolaFrey was born. Based in Northern California for the majority of her career, Viola Frey is recognized for her work in ceramic and bronze. Frey studied and later taught at the California College of Arts and Crafts (now California College of the Arts) in Oakland, CA. By the ... #OnThisDay: #ViolaFrey was born. Based in Northern California for the majority of her career, Viola Frey is recognized for her work in ceramic and bronze. Frey studied and later taught at the California College of Arts and Crafts (now California College of the Arts) in Oakland, CA. By the 1970s she was working in representational, figural mode, making large scale works. The mature development of this style is evident in ‘Group Series: Questioning Woman.’ For the artist, the “figurines function in order to make acceptable those things that our culture finds unacceptable. They might deal with old age, with menace or with women,” as quoted in Susan Wechsler’s ‘Low-Fire Ceramics: A New Direction in American Clay’ 1981. Frey’s work was the subject of a 2010 retrospective ‘Bigger, Better, More: The Art of Viola Frey’ at MAD, organized by the Gardiner Museum (@gardinermuseum) and the Racine Art Museum (@racineartmuseum).
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Pictured here, a detailed shot of a colorful figurine of a woman created by Viola Frey ‘Group Series: Questioning Woman 1,’ 1988.
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Museum of Arts and Design: museum purchase with funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, matching funds from the Associates of the American Craft Museum, and contributions from the general public, 1991. Photo: Eva Heyd
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#ceramics #womenartists #figurines
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“Observant visitors to the Museum of Arts and Design, in New York, will notice a series of questions ...
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“Observant visitors to the Museum of Arts and Design, in New York, will notice a series of questions printed on the stairs between the lobby and the first floor: What is your name? Where are you going? What is the purpose of your trip? . These seemingly benign queries will be familiar to international ... “Observant visitors to the Museum of Arts and Design, in New York, will notice a series of questions printed on the stairs between the lobby and the first floor: What is your name? Where are you going? What is the purpose of your trip?
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These seemingly benign queries will be familiar to international travelers. Then, all of a sudden, they flip to an interrogational tenor: Has anyone in your family been convicted of a crime? Do you fear torture if you go back to your home country? These are questions border patrol agents ask people detained for illegally crossing between Mexico and the United States.” - @curbed
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These questions are presented as part of the exhibition ‘Tanya Aguiñiga: Craft & Care.’ On view through October 2. Tanya Aguiñiga (@tanyaaguiniga) is a Los Angeles–based artist/designer/craftsperson who grew up on both sides of the border, crossing between Tijuana and San Diego daily to attend school. In her formative years she made collaborative installations with the Border Arts Workshop, which engages the languages of activism and community-based public art to address the binational people who inhabit border cities. The experience inspired her to create AMBOS Project (@ambosproject), an ongoing series of artist interventions and commuter collaborations that address binational transition and identity in the US–Mexico border regions. 🇺🇸🇲🇽
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‘Craft & Care’ situates physical objects, photographic documentation, radio broadcasts, ephemera, data, and other materials generated by AMBOS within Aguiñiga's ongoing design practice to demonstrate the link that the artist is forging between community work and "design thinking"—an approach to problem solving that utilizes creative strategies.
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#tanyaaguiniga #ambosproject #usmexicoborder
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Today is your last chance to see ‘Derrick Adams: Sanctuary’ (@derrickadamsny). The Museum is open ...
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Today is your last chance to see ‘Derrick Adams: Sanctuary’ (@derrickadamsny). The Museum is open until 6 pm. ‍♂️‍♀️👁👁🖼 . Here’s what @wallpapermag had to say about the exhibition: “Driving while black. This familiar American phrase that lightly summarises the risks and consequences ... Today is your last chance to see ‘Derrick Adams: Sanctuary’ (@derrickadamsny). The Museum is open until 6 pm. 🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️👁👁🖼 🕕
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Here’s what @wallpapermag had to say about the exhibition: “Driving while black. This familiar American phrase that lightly summarises the risks and consequences of racial profiling looms large over the American identity. But in the segregated Jim Crow era (1870s through 1960s), driving while black posited additional challenges: where would the African-American traveler stop for a cup of coffee in an unknown state? Where could he or she eat? Which towns could be trusted not to run you out after dark?
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In 1936, Harlem postal worker Victor Hugo Green published a guidebook outlining safe and black-owned businesses, hotels and restaurants across the United States. ‘The Negro Motorist Green Book’ – more commonly known as ‘The Green Book’ – caught Brooklyn-based multidisciplinary artist Derrick Adams’ eye and he immediately wanted to pay homage to Green’s thoughtful, entrepreneurial spirit through his art.” 👉 read the full article in our bio link 📰 👈
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#derrickadams #derrickadamssanctuary #assemblage
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It’s #InternationalCatDay! <span class="emoji emoji1f640"></span>Pictured here is a detail of #JudithSchaechter’s, ‘The Patron Saint ...
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It’s #InternationalCatDay! Pictured here is a detail of #JudithSchaechter’s, ‘The Patron Saint of Circus Apes Day Parade’, (2000). This stained glass triptych depicts a parade of fantastical and anthropomorphic animals, including rabbits, bears, elephants, and cats. . Deriving ... It’s #InternationalCatDay! 🙀Pictured here is a detail of #JudithSchaechter’s, ‘The Patron Saint of Circus Apes Day Parade’, (2000). This stained glass triptych depicts a parade of fantastical and anthropomorphic animals, including rabbits, bears, elephants, and cats. 😼
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Deriving almost entirely from traditional techniques used for centuries, Schaechter presents a religious narrative that has been replaced with demented children’s toys. The artists’ work taps into the long-standing connection between stained glass and light that manifests itself in a sense of spirituality or holiness.
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The artist said that her backgrounds often imply the “possible psychological state, a hallucination, a dream, or even a visual representation of [the figure’s] speech.”
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Swipe 👈 to see the full work! #stainedglass #meow
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We’re bidding farewell to ‘Derrick Adams: Sanctuary’ on Sunday, August 12. The exhibition explores ...
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We’re bidding farewell to ‘Derrick Adams: Sanctuary’ on Sunday, August 12. The exhibition explores access, mobility, and freedom both before and during the Civil Rights Movement. . Presented in an installation designed by the artist, the exhibition comprises of mixed-media collage, ... We’re bidding farewell to ‘Derrick Adams: Sanctuary’ on Sunday, August 12. The exhibition explores access, mobility, and freedom both before and during the Civil Rights Movement.
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Presented in an installation designed by the artist, the exhibition comprises of mixed-media collage, assemblage on wood panels, and large-scale sculpture that reimagine safe destinations for the black American traveler during the mid-twentieth century. The body of work was inspired by ‘The Negro Motorist Green Book,’ an annual guidebook for black American road-trippers published by New York postal worker Victor Hugo Green from 1936 to 1967, during the Jim Crow era in America. Adams activates the source material in myriad ways to meditate on identity politics and the role that leisure time plays within the black experience.
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Pictured here: Derrick Adams (@derrickadamsny) in front of a work that is currently on view.
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#derrickadams #derrickadamssanctuary
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Pictured here is ‘Sueño y Realidad,’ a sterling silver necklace created by Mexican jewelry artist, ...
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Pictured here is ‘Sueño y Realidad,’ a sterling silver necklace created by Mexican jewelry artist, Martha Vargas. The work is presented as part of MAD’s exhibition, ‘La Frontera: Encounters Along The Border,’ which examines the complexities of the US-Mexico border using the intimate ... Pictured here is ‘Sueño y Realidad,’ a sterling silver necklace created by Mexican jewelry artist, Martha Vargas. The work is presented as part of MAD’s exhibition, ‘La Frontera: Encounters Along The Border,’ which examines the complexities of the US-Mexico border using the intimate medium of jewelry. 🇺🇸🇲🇽 If you look closely at the necklace, you’ll notice silver pieces shaped like small footprints and butterflies on it. Vargas used these elements to make a poetic connection between immigrants and the monarch butterfly migration that begins in March. Though each travel to more hospitable destinations and face natural dangers, butterflies are free to make these journeys unhindered by walls or politics. The exhibition is on view through September 23. 🦋👣
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Photo: tempusdesign.com.mx, courtesy of Velvet da Vinci (@velvetdavincigallery)
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#lafrontera #silverjewelry #jewelryart #jewelryartist #usmexicoborder
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In honor of #NationalWatermelonDay, here is #JudithLeiber’s ‘Watermelon minaudière with rhinestones’, ...
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In honor of #NationalWatermelonDay, here is #JudithLeiber’s ‘Watermelon minaudière with rhinestones’, (1991). This piece was included in the 2017 exhibition, ‘Judith Leiber: Crafting a New York Story’. Leiber, a Hungarian-born designer and handbag icon, was a WWII and Holocaust ... In honor of #NationalWatermelonDay, here is #JudithLeiber’s ‘Watermelon minaudière with rhinestones’, (1991). This piece was included in the 2017 exhibition, ‘Judith Leiber: Crafting a New York Story’. Leiber, a Hungarian-born designer and handbag icon, was a WWII and Holocaust survivor, who later escaped to America and built her handbag empire.
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After the liberation of Budapest, Leiber went into business for herself and sold directly to the employees of the American Legation and the U.S. Army. It was during this time that Leiber met and married Gerson Leiber, a sergeant in the U.S. Army Signal Corps, and they later moved to New York. In 1948, Leiber began work as an assistant patternmaker for the fashion house Nettie Rosenstein, where she eventually rose to oversee the brand’s New York factory as patternmaker, designer, and foreman. In 1953 Mamie Eisenhower wore a Leiber-designed Nettie Rosenstein handbag to the presidential inauguration, making Leiber a household name. #handbag #crystal @judithleiberny
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Born on this date, Mary Ann Scherr was a jeweler, teacher and innovator in methods for working with ...
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Born on this date, Mary Ann Scherr was a jeweler, teacher and innovator in methods for working with exotic metals. She gained international attention for her research and development of decorative electronic body monitors. . Exemplifying her innovative work is ‘Pulse Monitor’ (1969), ... Born on this date, Mary Ann Scherr was a jeweler, teacher and innovator in methods for working with exotic metals. She gained international attention for her research and development of decorative electronic body monitors.
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Exemplifying her innovative work is ‘Pulse Monitor’ (1969), composed of 14k gold, silver, electronics, and light emitting diode. This jewelry piece tracks extreme changes in the wearer’s heart rate, triggering a sound device as an alert for medical attention.
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Scherr’s work was the subject of a 1963 retrospective at the American Craft Museum, now the Museum of Arts and Design.🖤 #jewelry #craft #MaryAnnScherr
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Part of ‘Surface/Depth: The Decorative After Miriam Schapiro’: American/Iranian artist #SaraRahbar’s ...
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Part of ‘Surface/Depth: The Decorative After Miriam Schapiro’: American/Iranian artist #SaraRahbar’s ongoing “Flag” series comprises assemblages that combine the American flag with a variety of Middle Eastern textiles, livestock tack, equestrian gear, tags, embroidered badges, ... Part of ‘Surface/Depth: The Decorative After Miriam Schapiro’: American/Iranian artist #SaraRahbar’s ongoing “Flag” series comprises assemblages that combine the American flag with a variety of Middle Eastern textiles, livestock tack, equestrian gear, tags, embroidered badges, and camouflage. In many of the works, the collision of decorative surfaces and ethnic patterns with the American flag—itself a patchwork textile— reflect both personal and political issues related to the restless feeling of living between two countries with conflicting world views. This work titled, ‘Flag #4, Champions’ (2006–13), juxtaposes the ideals and aspirations associated with the American flag with elements of uniforms and the accoutrements of war.
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Bringing into focus the key, but unheralded, role #MiriamSchapiro played in the reframing of craft and decoration in the American art world, ‘Surface/Depth: The Decorative After Miriam Schapiro’ juxtaposes historic and contemporary work, highlighting ways in which the decorative continues to be utilized as a critical tool in art today. On view through September 9. @sara_rahbar_ #surfacedepth #textile #patchwork #mixedmedia #collage #assemblage
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Happy Birthday, #JackEarl ! <span class="emoji emoji1f389"></span> Pictured here is Earl’s hand-build glazed ceramic and china paint ...
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Happy Birthday, #JackEarl ! Pictured here is Earl’s hand-build glazed ceramic and china paint work, “There was a man who worked at Copelands and he lived at 513 West street and then he got a job at the stove factory and now he lives at 1680 Lincolnshire Drive and then he bought a new Oldsmobile ... Happy Birthday, #JackEarl ! 🎉 Pictured here is Earl’s hand-build glazed ceramic and china paint work, “There was a man who worked at Copelands and he lived at 513 West street and then he got a job at the stove factory and now he lives at 1680 Lincolnshire Drive and then he bought a new Oldsmobile and his kids are grown now. One lives in Texas...” (1979). 👀
Earl is an Ohio-based American ceramic artist and former teacher. First exposed to European representational ceramics at the Toledo Museum of Art (where Earl later taught), by the 1970s he transitioned from making functional pottery to creating ceramic sculptures portraying scenes of mid-western life. Soon recognized for his representational hard-paste porcelains with descriptive titles, Earl’s work was the subject of a 1971 retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Crafts (now the Museum of Arts and Design!). #ceramics #craft
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Part of ‘La Frontera: Encounters Along the Border’ is Jette Zirpins’ neckpiece ‘La Bestia’ (2013), ...
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Part of ‘La Frontera: Encounters Along the Border’ is Jette Zirpins’ neckpiece ‘La Bestia’ (2013), made of plastic, nickel and sterling silver, and magnets. The piece depicts a railroad track and a train marked ‘La Bestia’ (The Beast) that meets at a crossroad labeled ‘Heaven’ and ‘Hell’. ... Part of ‘La Frontera: Encounters Along the Border’ is Jette Zirpins’ neckpiece ‘La Bestia’ (2013), made of plastic, nickel and sterling silver, and magnets. The piece depicts a railroad track and a train marked ‘La Bestia’ (The Beast) that meets at a crossroad labeled ‘Heaven’ and ‘Hell’. Also known as el tren de la muerte, or “the death train”, La Bestia is a network of cargo trains that are ridden by immigrants seeking to cross into the US. Desiring a chance at a living for themselves and their families, they embark on the journey knowing the dangers they will face.
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In 2014, it was estimated that thousands of men, women, and children rode La Bestia each year, crammed precariously onto the roofs of the train cars, with little to hold on to. During the journey, which ranges in length from a week to several months, riders face injury and death, whether from falling off or getting caught in the wheels trying to jump on while the train is moving. ‘La Frontera: Encounters Along the Border’ explores the US-Mexico border as a complex landscape of human interaction. .
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On view through September 23, the exhibition features 48 artists from the United States, Latin America, and Europe whose works expose the underlying currents of the border environment within geographic, ecological, political, economic, social, cultural, and ideological contexts. #lafrontera #JetteZirpins #Labestia #jewelry
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Presented by #MADArtistStudios alumni #CynthiaAlberto (@cynthiaalbertoweaver), ‘Techno-Love ...
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Presented by #MADArtistStudios alumni #CynthiaAlberto (@cynthiaalbertoweaver), ‘Techno-Love Series’ is an interactive audiovisual exhibit that activates thirty of Alberto’s woven, wearable “cocoons.” Occurring this Thursday, August 2 from 6-8:30pm, the program begins with ... Presented by #MADArtistStudios alumni #CynthiaAlberto (@cynthiaalbertoweaver), ‘Techno-Love Series’ is an interactive audiovisual exhibit that activates thirty of Alberto’s woven, wearable “cocoons.” Occurring this Thursday, August 2 from 6-8:30pm, the program begins with a twenty-minute performance featuring thirty dancers, emphasizing the inclusive, communal nature of Alberto’s work. Inspired by the euphoria induced by connecting through music, the shamanic, techno-fueled dance routine is a ritual of healing and emotional release. After the performance, visitors are invited to interact with the cocoons! Free with Pay-What-You-Wish Admission. @weavinghand #weaving #performance #dance
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File this under ‘Secret MAD Gems’ <span class="emoji emoji1f48e"></span>: Judith Schaechter’s magical ‘Seeing is Believing’ 👁👁, located ...
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File this under ‘Secret MAD Gems’ : Judith Schaechter’s magical ‘Seeing is Believing’ 👁👁, located in the Museum’s second floor stairwell, perfectly captures the dreamy and strange summer weather in NYC right now. . . Judith Schaechter’s stained-glass windows feature icons of ... File this under ‘Secret MAD Gems’ 💎: Judith Schaechter’s magical ‘Seeing is Believing’
👁👁, located in the Museum’s second floor stairwell, perfectly captures the dreamy and strange summer weather in NYC right now. 🌀✨
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Judith Schaechter’s stained-glass windows feature icons of contemporary life. Rather than the saints of traditional stained glass, Schaechter focuses on images of waifish women with large, sad, sunken eyes, whom she depicts in various states of conflict and transcendence. She taps into subconscious fears, dreams, and longing through her iconography, setting these protagonists against patterned backgrounds featuring natural imagery, fantastical animals, and geometric designs. 🦄🔷 Such elements bring to her work a seductive beauty that facilitates engagement with difficult subjects. Additionally, the patterned ground serves as a storytelling tool, creating context for the figural protagonist through the use of symbolism and supporting characters. The artist said that her backgrounds often imply the “possible psychological state, a hallucination, a dream, or even a visual representation of [the figure’s] speech.” #JudithSchaechter #stainedglass
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We're celebrating #NationalInternDay by handing over MAD's Instagram Story to our Artslife interns ...
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We're celebrating #NationalInternDay by handing over MAD's Instagram Story to our Artslife interns (pictured here) to give you folks a behind the scenes look at our upcoming Studio Sunday (August 5, 10 am - 1 pm) with summer artist-in-resident @cynthiaalbertoweaver and the arts collective ... We're celebrating #NationalInternDay by handing over MAD's Instagram Story to our Artslife interns (pictured here) to give you folks a behind the scenes look at our upcoming Studio Sunday (August 5, 10 am - 1 pm) with summer artist-in-resident @cynthiaalbertoweaver and the arts collective @weavinghand. 🧒📱👦 In this special edition of Studio Sunday, Cynthia Alberto and Weaving Hand invite visitors to collaborate on a weaving event that takes over the Museum’s entire sixth floor! 🏢 Studio Sunday is free with Museum admission. If you are under 18, you get in totally free.
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Tag a potential weaver in the comments below! 👇
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Photo: courtesy of Cynthia Alberto/Weaving Hand. #weaving #familyfun #familyfunday
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Border Quipu/Quipu Fronterizo (the works hanging from the ceiling) is an installation originally ...
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Border Quipu/Quipu Fronterizo (the works hanging from the ceiling) is an installation originally created by @ambosproject (an arts collective founded by exhibiting artist @tanyaaguiniga) at the border crossing of Tijuana, Mexico, and San Diego, United States. Commuters preparing ... Border Quipu/Quipu Fronterizo (the works hanging from the ceiling) is an installation originally created by @ambosproject (an arts collective founded by exhibiting artist @tanyaaguiniga) at the border crossing of Tijuana, Mexico, and San Diego, United States. Commuters preparing to cross the border from Tijuana were asked to fill out a postcard that posed the question: “What are your thoughts when you cross this border?” They were also asked to create a knot with the two strings that came attached to each postcard, representing the relationship between the US and Mexico, people’s two selves that exist on either side of the border, and their mental state at the time of crossing. The postcards and knots of each day were collected, and the latter were tied together to make a quipu, based on the traditional Inca accounting apparatus, which used thread and knots to record and communicate information.
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This installation which is presented as part of our exhibition, ‘Tanya Aguiñiga: Craft & Care’ was originally displayed from August 20–28, 2016, when the collected knots from each day were added to a billboard above the artisan market at the crossing in Tijuana. It serves as a visual record of the experiences of the border community and the connections between them. This project is ongoing as part of AMBOS’s goal to engage all major border crossings and create the first complete survey of collective emotion along the US-Mexico border. #craftandcare #tanyaaguiniga #quipu #usmexicoborder
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There are just a few weeks left to experience 'Derrick Adams: Sanctuary'! The exhibition is a site-specific ...
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There are just a few weeks left to experience 'Derrick Adams: Sanctuary'! The exhibition is a site-specific installation designed by Adams (@derrickadamsny) that reimagines safe destinations for the black American traveler during the Jim Crow Era. 'Sanctuary' is inspired by the travel ... There are just a few weeks left to experience 'Derrick Adams: Sanctuary'! The exhibition is a site-specific installation designed by Adams (@derrickadamsny) that reimagines safe destinations for the black American traveler during the Jim Crow Era. 'Sanctuary' is inspired by the travel guide, 'The Negro Motorist Green Book' (commonly known as 'The Green Book') which was published from 1936 to 1967 by New York postal worker Victor Hugo Green and listed hotels, restaurants, entertainment venues, and other businesses that welcomed black Americans in an era of sundown towns.
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Adams created several wood panel assemblages for the exhibition that collapse perspective to illustrate both a birds-eye-view and an elevation view referencing businesses listed in ‘The Green Book.’ Adams was influenced by Jacob Lawrence’s well-known ‘Migration’ series in the creation of these works, which illustrate the Great Migration, a period roughly defined as 1915 to 1970 that saw a wave of migration by black Americans from the South to the North in search of a better life. Pictured here is ‘You’ll Have Your Own View,’ (detail) which references this aspirational place of one’s own in its title and the sunglasses, which cheekily both reference the figure and are commonly packed for a journey. #derrickadamssanctuary
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Happy birthday, @judy.chicago! <span class="emoji emoji1f389"></span> Chicago is acknowledged as a pioneer of twentieth century ...
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Happy birthday, @judy.chicago! Chicago is acknowledged as a pioneer of twentieth century feminist art. Through her work, she has reasserted the important, yet often overlooked contributions of women. Her provocative landmark work, ‘The Dinner Party,’ underscored women’s significance ... Happy birthday, @judy.chicago! 🎉

Chicago is acknowledged as a pioneer of twentieth century feminist art. Through her work, she has reasserted the important, yet often overlooked contributions of women. Her provocative landmark work, ‘The Dinner Party,’ underscored women’s significance throughout history. Her stance as a feminist artist is buttressed by her commitment to education and her advocacy of human rights and equality. The ‘Birth Project’ (1980-1985), created in collaboration with weaver Audrey Cowan, focused attention on the process of birth, a central event in many women’s lives. In ‘The Creation,’ (pictured) planet earth becomes a metaphor for the human experience, beginning with a germ of life appearing in the darkness, enfolded and nurtured in an abstract womb.
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Judy Chicago
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‘The Creation’ (from the ‘Birth Project’), 1984
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Gift of the Robert and Audrey Cowan Family Trust, 2015
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#judychicago #feministart
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“Miriam Schapiro’s name is linked irrevocably to the feminist movement of the 1970s. And justly ...
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“Miriam Schapiro’s name is linked irrevocably to the feminist movement of the 1970s. And justly so. Schapiro, who died in 2015, viewed her art as a vehicle for social change. Her idealism has in some ways worked against her, encouraging viewers to think of her work as a manifesto-in-paint, ... “Miriam Schapiro’s name is linked irrevocably to the feminist movement of the 1970s. And justly so. Schapiro, who died in 2015, viewed her art as a vehicle for social change. Her idealism has in some ways worked against her, encouraging viewers to think of her work as a manifesto-in-paint, with all that implies about the elevation of politics over visual verve. So, on a recent visit to the Museum of Arts and Design, I was not prepared for the thrill of Schapiro’s work — the cleverness, the edginess, the spirit of playfulness that undergirds even her most monumental efforts.” — Deborah Solomon’s WNYC review on MAD’s exhibition, ‘Surface/Depth: The Decorative After Miriam Schapiro.’
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Check out the link in our bio to listen to the full review on @wnyc (4 mins. listen)👂📻🎙 and come see the exhibition before it closes on September 9. 👁👁🎨
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Pictured: Miriam Schapiro’s ‘In Her Own Image,’ 1983 © 2018 Estate of Miriam Schapiro / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
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#surfacedepth #miriamshapiro #femmage #collage
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Over the past few weeks, we've been sharing photos and videos captured by AMBOS (Art Made Between ...
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Over the past few weeks, we've been sharing photos and videos captured by AMBOS (Art Made Between Opposite Sides), an arts collective that has been traveling along the US–Mexico border, documenting stories of trans-border commuters and collaborating with artists and activists who work ... Over the past few weeks, we've been sharing photos and videos captured by AMBOS (Art Made Between Opposite Sides), an arts collective that has been traveling along the US–Mexico border, documenting stories of trans-border commuters and collaborating with artists and activists who work along the border. 🇺🇸🚙🇲🇽
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AMBOS (@ambosproject) was founded and established in 2015 by artist and activist Tanya Aguiñiga (@tanyaaguiniga). Works by Aguiñiga and AMBOS are currently on view through October 2 at MAD in the exhibition 'Tanya Aguiñiga: Craft & Care.' At the heart of Aguiñiga's practice is an inquiry into how community is created and the role that craft, design, and materiality play in its formation.
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Between June and early July, AMBOS and Aguiñiga activated the border through art and storytelling projects. Head over to our Instagram Story to see AMBOS's latest work along the border and check out our past AMBOS Instagram Stories on our profile.
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Pictured here is The Rio Grande seen from the Progreso International Bridge. The Rio Grande forms part of the US–Mexico border. Photo courtesy of AMBOS.
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#ambosontheroad #usmexicoborder #tanyaaguiniga #craftandcare
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Nothing says #CowAppreciationDay like David Gilhooly's playful 'Europa Version of Cowpachino’ ...
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Nothing says #CowAppreciationDay like David Gilhooly's playful 'Europa Version of Cowpachino’ (1993). . . . Gift of the artist and Camille Chang, 1993. Nothing says #CowAppreciationDay like David Gilhooly's playful 'Europa Version of Cowpachino’ (1993). 🐮☕️🐸
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Gift of the artist and Camille Chang, 1993.
In celebration of our exhibition Surface/Depth, and the legacy of Miriam Schapiro’s femmages (feminist collage paintings), we created this limited-edition, pink-on-pink femmage cap! Rock yours today. [link in bio to purchase] . . . The exhibition highlights the pivotal role ... In celebration of our exhibition Surface/Depth, and the legacy of Miriam Schapiro’s femmages (feminist collage paintings), we created this limited-edition, pink-on-pink femmage cap! Rock yours today. ⚡️💖 [link in bio to purchase]
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The exhibition highlights the pivotal role Schapiro's work and leadership played in the expansion of the art world to include historically marginalized forms of craft, decoration, and abstract patterning associated with femininity and women’s work.
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#surfacedepth #miriamshapiro #femmage
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Snag a ticket for our Zero-Waste weaving workshop with MAD summer artist-in-residence, @cynthiaalbertoweaver ...
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Snag a ticket for our Zero-Waste weaving workshop with MAD summer artist-in-residence, @cynthiaalbertoweaver and her arts studio, @weavinghand! [ticket link in bio 🎟 ] The workshop takes place on Sat, Jul. 14, 1-3 pm and will focus on introductory weaving techniques on peg looms, stylistic ... Snag a ticket for our Zero-Waste weaving workshop with MAD summer artist-in-residence, @cynthiaalbertoweaver and her arts studio, @weavinghand! [ticket link in bio 🎟 🔗]
The workshop takes place on Sat, Jul. 14, 1-3 pm and will focus on introductory weaving techniques on peg looms, stylistic considerations when working on tapestries, and ways in which sustainable practices benefit the environment while facilitating the creation of stylistically unique work. Materials will be provided, but we encourage participants to bring recyclable and fabric-based items (plastic
or paper bags, old shirts, etc.) to add their own personal touches to their work. 🛍 📃👕👚✂️
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#weaving #weavingloom
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Happy #4thofJuly! <span class="emoji emoji1f389"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f1fa1f1f8"></span> The Museum is closed today in observance of the holiday. We’ll be open tomorrow ...
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Happy #4thofJuly! The Museum is closed today in observance of the holiday. We’ll be open tomorrow from 10 am - 9 pm where you can experience our five exhibitions on view and engage with our summer artist-in-residence, @cynthiaalbertoweaver. . . . Pictured: Roxy and Tyler Wells, ... Happy #4thofJuly! 🎉🇺🇸 The Museum is closed today in observance of the holiday. We’ll be open tomorrow from 10 am - 9 pm where you can experience our five exhibitions on view and engage with our summer artist-in-residence, @cynthiaalbertoweaver.
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Pictured: Roxy and Tyler Wells, ‘Our Flag,’ 2001
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MAD will be closed on Wednesday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. <span class="emoji emoji1f387"></span> <span class="emoji emoji1f1fa1f1f8"></span> We wish everyone ...
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MAD will be closed on Wednesday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. We wish everyone a happy and safe holiday! . . Pictured: Kim Newcomb’s ‘Hot Dogs and Potato Chips,' 1968. 🌭🥔🌭🥔🌭🥔 Gift of the Johnson Wax Company, through the American Craft Council (@craftcouncil), 1977. . . . #independenceday ... MAD will be closed on Wednesday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. 🎇 🇺🇸 We wish everyone a happy and safe holiday!
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Pictured: Kim Newcomb’s ‘Hot Dogs and Potato Chips,' 1968. 🌭🥔🌭🥔🌭🥔 Gift of the Johnson Wax Company, through the American Craft Council (@craftcouncil), 1977.
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#independenceday #glassart #glassartist
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Tuesday, July 3rd is your last chance to see 'Anna Riley: The Softening of the Stone’! <span class="emoji emoji1f5fb"></span> Located at ...
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Tuesday, July 3rd is your last chance to see 'Anna Riley: The Softening of the Stone’! Located at the intersections of glass, paper, chemistry, and geology, Riley’s (@annaelizabethriley) art practice centralizes and isolates moments of material transformation. By way of photography ... Tuesday, July 3rd is your last chance to see 'Anna Riley: The Softening of the Stone’! 🗻 Located at the intersections of glass, paper, chemistry, and geology, Riley’s (@annaelizabethriley) art practice centralizes and isolates moments of material transformation. By way of photography 📸 and sculpture, the artist captures the power and complexity of transforming geologic materials through an intense and intimate focus on process-based methods of experimentation. ⚗️For Riley, exposing the chemical transformation of a material can reveal much about that material’s history and potential.
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Happy #CanadaDay! 🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦 Pictured: ‘Explode’ (1972) by one of our favorite Canadians, Miriam ...
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Happy #CanadaDay! 🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦 Pictured: ‘Explode’ (1972) by one of our favorite Canadians, Miriam Schapiro! . . The work is on view through September 9 as part of the exhibition ‘Surface/Depth: The Decorative After Miriam Schapiro.’ The exhibition presents 29 feminist collage paintings ... Happy #CanadaDay! 🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦 Pictured: ‘Explode’ (1972) by one of our favorite Canadians, Miriam Schapiro!
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The work is on view through September 9 as part of the exhibition ‘Surface/Depth: The Decorative After Miriam Schapiro.’ The exhibition presents 29 feminist collage paintings a.k.a. “femmages,” by Schapiro alongside works by contemporary artists Sanford Biggers, Josh Blackwell, Edie Fake, Jeffrey Gibson, Judy Ledgerwood, Jodie Mack, Sara Rahbar, Ruth Root, and Jasmin Sian.
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#surfacedepth #femmage #collage © 2018 Estate of Miriam Schapiro / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
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AMBOS (Art Made Between Opposite Sides) was founded by LA-based artist, designer, and activist ...
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AMBOS (Art Made Between Opposite Sides) was founded by LA-based artist, designer, and activist Tanya Aguiñiga (@tanyaaguiniga), whose work is currently on view in MAD's exhibition 'Tanya Aguiñiga: Craft & Care.' AMBOS (@ambosproject) focuses on documenting life in sister cities and ... AMBOS (Art Made Between Opposite Sides) was founded by LA-based artist, designer, and activist Tanya Aguiñiga (@tanyaaguiniga), whose work is currently on view in MAD's exhibition 'Tanya Aguiñiga: Craft & Care.' AMBOS (@ambosproject) focuses on documenting life in sister cities and communities on both sides of the US/Mexico border. What started as a month-long project at the San Ysidro border crossing in Tijuana has evolved in a multi-year project which will come to an end next month.

Aguiñiga is currently on the road with AMBOS members (Cecilia Brawley, Diana Ryoo, Gabriel Setright aka Miranda, Gina Clyne, Jackie Amézquita, Natalie Godinez, and Sydney Barnett) to activate the remainder of the border from where she left off at El Paso/Ciudad Juárez. They'll be meeting with artists, activists, and makers who live or work along the border to collaborate on community-based and storytelling projects. The goal of these projects is to record and present an accurate depiction of what life looks like along the border for those who are unfamiliar with its realities.
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See our Instagram Story for @ambosproject updates from the US/Mexico border! 🇺🇸🇲🇽🚙
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#tanyaaguiniga #craftandcare #ambosontheroad #usmexicoborder #immigration #immigrantheritagemonth 📸: Courtesy of Gina Clyne
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"Entering the exhibit on MAD’s third floor, the viewer becomes a participant in the world Adams ...
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"Entering the exhibit on MAD’s third floor, the viewer becomes a participant in the world Adams has created from the moment they step out of the elevator. A wooden structure, designed to look like a road, creates a half-ring around the exhibit’s walls. It is broken up by four open doorways, ... "Entering the exhibit on MAD’s third floor, the viewer becomes a participant in the world Adams has created from the moment they step out of the elevator. A wooden structure, designed to look like a road, creates a half-ring around the exhibit’s walls. It is broken up by four open doorways, and Adams says that watching the way people react to those doors—seeing how some pause to ponder their right to enter while others stroll right on in—is a revelation in itself.” — ‘An Art Show Inspired by The Green Book' by @citylab.
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👁👁 📰 Read the full review of our exhibition ’Derrick Adams: Sanctuary’ (@derrickadamsny) in our bio link and come check out the exhibition before it closes on August 12!
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Context: 'The Negro Motorist Green Book,' an annual guidebook for black American road-trippers published by New York postal worker Victor Hugo Green from 1936 to 1967, during the Jim Crow era in America. Referred to simply as The Green Book in its day, the publication served as a guide to finding businesses that were welcoming to black Americans, including hotels and restaurants, during an era when open and often legally prescribed discrimination against nonwhites was widespread.'Derrick Adams: Sanctuary' consists of mixed-media collages, assemblages, and sculpture presented in an installation designed by the artist that reimagine safe destinations for the black American traveler during the mid-twentieth century.
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#derrickadamssanctuary #derrickadams
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Artist @KehindeWiley’s ‘Alios Itzhak’ (part of ‘The World Stage: Israel’ series and part of @thejewishmuseum ...
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Artist @KehindeWiley’s ‘Alios Itzhak’ (part of ‘The World Stage: Israel’ series and part of @thejewishmuseum collection) is based on photographs Wiley took of men of diverse religions and ethnicities living in Israel. In this particular instance, Alios Itzhak is a portrait of a young ... Artist @KehindeWiley’s ‘Alios Itzhak’ (part of ‘The World Stage: Israel’ series and part of @thejewishmuseum collection) is based on photographs Wiley took of men of diverse religions and ethnicities living in Israel. In this particular instance, Alios Itzhak is a portrait of a young Ethiopian Israeli Jew, embedded in a background inspired by a 19th century mizrah from Ukraine. Similar to MAD’s exhibition ‘Derrick Adams: Sanctuary,’ (@derrickadamsny) this portrait explores themes of race, identity, and power. #derrickadamssanctuary #MuseumInstaSwap
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London-based artist #MarcCamilleChaimowicz's first solo museum exhibition in the U.S. 'Your ...
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London-based artist #MarcCamilleChaimowicz's first solo museum exhibition in the U.S. 'Your Place or Mine...' @thejewishmuseum includes paintings, drawings, collages, and textiles with a focus on domestic arts, like Miriam Schapiro's "femmages" (feminist collage painting) that ... London-based artist #MarcCamilleChaimowicz's first solo museum exhibition in the U.S. 'Your Place or Mine...' @thejewishmuseum includes paintings, drawings, collages, and textiles with a focus on domestic arts, like Miriam Schapiro's "femmages" (feminist collage painting) that are currently on view of in MAD's exhibition, 'Surface/Depth: The Decorative After Miriam Schapiro.' Chaimowicz embraces both the fine and applied arts and challenges the categorical divisions between masculine and feminine, public and private, past and present. 💞 #SurfaceDepth #MuseumInstaSwap
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One of the first things that’ll catch your eye 👁 in @thejewishmuseum’s lobby is artist #ElizaDouglas's ...
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One of the first things that’ll catch your eye 👁 in @thejewishmuseum’s lobby is artist #ElizaDouglas's new paintings titled 'Shadow and Light’ and ‘Blood and Bones.' Douglas creates precariously balanced compositions that teeter between realism and abstraction, balletic grace and ... One of the first things that’ll catch your eye 👁 in @thejewishmuseum’s lobby is artist #ElizaDouglas's new paintings titled 'Shadow and Light’ and ‘Blood and Bones.' Douglas creates precariously balanced compositions that teeter between realism and abstraction, balletic grace and slapstick humor. This particular work on view touches on the legacy of Douglas’s great-grandmother Dorothy Wolff Douglas.
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Similar to MAD's #1STSITE series in its own museum lobby (with artist @samantha_bittman‘s work currently on view), Eliza Douglas's painting transforms the ambiance of the lobby.
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Our #MuseumInstaSwap with @thejewishmuseum begins with its transformation from a family home ...
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Our #MuseumInstaSwap with @thejewishmuseum begins with its transformation from a family home to a world-class museum. Swipe and follow #WarburgWednesday to see what the Jewish Museum originally looked like and check out our @instagram Story throughout the day for a look at the Museum’s ... Our #MuseumInstaSwap with @thejewishmuseum begins with its transformation from a family home to a world-class museum. 👉 Swipe and follow #WarburgWednesday to see what the Jewish Museum originally looked like and check out our @instagram Story throughout the day for a look at the Museum’s history, exhibitions, and collections.
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A brief history: Founded in 1904 in the library of the Jewish Theological Seminary, where it was housed for more than four decades, The Jewish Museum was the first institution of its kind in the United States and one of the oldest existing Jewish museums in the world.
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In 1944, Frieda Schiff Warburg, widow of the prominent businessman and philanthropist Felix Warburg, who had been a Seminary trustee, donated the family mansion at 1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street to the Seminary for use as a museum. Located along New York City's Museum Mile, and designed in the French Gothic chateau-style by architect Charles P.H. Gilbert, the original building was completed in 1908, and has been the home of the Museum since 1947.
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Captions (from left to right): 1️⃣ Exterior Shot of the Jewish Museum 2️⃣ Entrance Hall 3️⃣ Conservatory 4️⃣ Dining Room 5️⃣ Etching Room.
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On Wednesday, June 27, MAD is joining 40+ NYC arts institutions in a #MuseumInstaSwap! Showcasing ...
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On Wednesday, June 27, MAD is joining 40+ NYC arts institutions in a #MuseumInstaSwap! Showcasing the breadth and depth of arts institutions across the city, this digital initiative encourages participating institutions to draw parallels between each other’s themes and exhibitions. ... On Wednesday, June 27, MAD is joining 40+ NYC arts institutions in a #MuseumInstaSwap! Showcasing the breadth and depth of arts institutions across the city, this digital initiative encourages participating institutions to draw parallels between each other’s themes and exhibitions. We’re partnering with our wonderful friends uptown at @thejewishmuseum, and we’ll be taking you on a tour of the Museum's exhibitions, collections, and building tomorrow. ✡️ 🎨
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Los-Angeles based artist and designer Tanya Aguiñiga (@tanyaaguiniga) works at the intersection ...
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Los-Angeles based artist and designer Tanya Aguiñiga (@tanyaaguiniga) works at the intersection of fiber art, design, social practice, and activism. At the heart of her practice is an inquiry into how community is created, and the role that craft, design, and materiality play in its formation. ... Los-Angeles based artist and designer Tanya Aguiñiga (@tanyaaguiniga) works at the intersection of fiber art, design, social practice, and activism. At the heart of her practice is an inquiry into how community is created, and the role that craft, design, and materiality play in its formation. MAD’s exhibition, 'Tanya Aguiñiga: Craft & Care,’ presents works by Aguiñiga and AMBOS that demonstrate the link between design thinking and community work.
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In 2015, Aguiñiga founded and launched AMBOS (@ambosproject), a long-term initiative that activates sites along the United States and Mexico border through collaborative art-making and storytelling projects.
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To date, AMBOS, in collaboration with artists and community organizations working with border issues/themes, have produced programs along the border between the United States and Mexico, stopping at 13 US-Mexico ports of entry, and crossing a total of 40 times. What started as a month-long activation at the San Ysidro border crossing in Tijuana has evolved its focus to record and paint a picture of life along the length of the border. 👁👁 📱Check out MAD’s Instagram Story over the next few weeks to see Aguiñiga and members of AMBOS complete the project, by traveling along the border starting in El Paso, Texas / Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua and ending in Brownsville, Texas / Matamoros, Tamaulipas to document the life and landscape of sister cities, finish Aguiñiga’s Border Quipu/Quipu Fronterizo and meet artists who live or work along the border. 🇲🇽🚙🇺🇸🚙🇲🇽🚙🇺🇸
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Pictured (swipe left): 1️⃣ Tanya Aguiñiga, 2️⃣ Cecilia Brawley, 3️⃣ Diana Ryoo, 4️⃣ Gabriel Setright aka Miranda, 5️⃣ Gina Clyne, 6️⃣ Jackie Amézquita and 7️⃣ Sydney Barnett.
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#design #socialpractice #activism #immigration #usmexicoborder #usmexico #tanyaaguiniga #craftandcare #ambosproject #ambosontheroad
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It's #NationalPinkDay and #PinkFlamingoDay‽ <span class="emoji emoji1f495"></span>With this goblet, we're celebrating both. Pictured: ...
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It's #NationalPinkDay and #PinkFlamingoDay‽ With this goblet, we're celebrating both. Pictured: Fritz Dreisbach's 'Pink Flamingo,' 1992. Gift of Aviva and Jack A. Robinson, 2007. Part of MAD's permanent collection. 👁👁 Curious to see more goblets in MAD’s permanent collection? Then, ... It's #NationalPinkDay and #PinkFlamingoDay‽ 💕With this goblet, we're celebrating both. Pictured: Fritz Dreisbach's 'Pink Flamingo,' 1992. Gift of Aviva and Jack A. Robinson, 2007. Part of MAD's permanent collection. 👁👁 Curious to see more goblets in MAD’s permanent collection? Then, check out our ‘Goblets 🍷’ story on our Instagram homepage.
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Photo: Ed Watkins.
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<span class="emoji emoji1f308"></span> Happy Pride weekend! <span class="emoji emoji1f308"></span>Pictured: 'The Queer Houses of Brooklyn in the Three Towns of Breukelen, ...
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Happy Pride weekend! Pictured: 'The Queer Houses of Brooklyn in the Three Towns of Breukelen, Boswyck, and Midwout during the 41st Year of the Stonewall Era (based on a 2010 drawing by Daniel Rosza Lang/Levitsky with 24 illustrations by Buzz Slutzky on printed pin-back buttons,' 2011. ... 🌈 Happy Pride weekend! 🌈Pictured: 'The Queer Houses of Brooklyn in the Three Towns of Breukelen, Boswyck, and Midwout during the 41st Year of the Stonewall Era (based on a 2010 drawing by Daniel Rosza Lang/Levitsky with 24 illustrations by Buzz Slutzky on printed pin-back buttons,' 2011. The work was created by LJ Roberts (MAD artist-in-residence alumni), Daniel Rosza Lang/Levitsky (assistant), and Buzz Slutzky (assistant).
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LJ Roberts work was presented in MAD’s 2017 exhibition 'Studio Views: Craft in the Expanded Field.’ The exhibition featured interdisciplinary artists at work on large-scale, immersive, and community-engaged installations that challenge and expand the boundaries of traditional craft-practice.
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About the artist: LJ Roberts approaches working in textiles with political urgency. They are interested in materialities that mark political histories and enable future speculations, such as activist ephemera and commonplace textiles that are accessible and transformable. The promises and problematics of queer and alternative kinship structures, nomadism, landlessness, and automotive histories and fantasies inform their current explorations.
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Image courtesy of The Smithsonian American Art Museum. Collection of The Smithsonian American Art Museum.
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#🌈 #pride #pride2018 #nycpride #lgbtqartists
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