Join Burke Prize artists Cannupa Hanska Luger (@cannupahanska), Roberto Lugo (@robertolugostudio), and Jordan Nassar (@jordannassar) on Wednesday, February 13 at 6:30 pm for an exciting panel discussion, moderated by Marianna Schaffer of Creative Capital, that highlights diverse ways in which craft can serve as a tool of protest, sociopolitical commentary, and, ultimately, change.✊ Presented in conjunction with MAD's exhibitions, 'The Burke Prize 2018: The Future of Craft Part 2' and 'MAD Collects: The Future of Craft Part 1' and in collaboration with Critical Craft Forum and the College Art Association, the panel will consider contemporary craft as a means of both resistance and protest. The Burke Prize reinforces MAD’s commitment to championing new generations of artists who advance the disciplines that shaped the American studio craft movement. Ticket link in bio. 🎟🔗 . _____
From top left to right bottom: Cannupa Hanska Luger. Photo by Zachary C. Person, courtesy the artist; Roberto Lugo. Photo by Jewellea Photography, courtesy Wexler Gallery, Philadelphia.; Jordan Nassar. Photo courtesy the artist.
Attai Chen is informed by the faded hues of his native Israel, as well as the saturated colors of his present home in Germany. Exploring polarities in both mind and matter, Chen treats raw materials as if encountering them for the first time, without preconception. He utilizes cast-offs, carved wood, layered paper, silver, paint, and graphite, to express his purposeful, substance-based aesthetic, which includes both jewelry and sculptural reliefs.
See his work in 'MAD Collects: The Future of Craft Part 2,' an exhibition that celebrates recent acquisitions by a diverse group of artists.
In June 2016, MAD established a five-year collections plan seeking to acquire works that supported the Museum's history—rounding out the mid-century American studio craft holdings as well as acquiring works directly connected to historic exhibitions—while developing the contemporary art collection, particularly in the areas of fiber and clay, studio art jewelry, and expanded practices in craft. The acquisition of these works deepens MAD's connection to global practices and concerns as well as its commitment to collecting and supporting established and emergent artists of color. Works in this exhibition also highlight the Museum's ongoing interest in artists who reimagine traditional craft forms and processes through material, conceptual, and disciplinary innovation. ______
Burke Prize finalist Annie Evelyn (@annie_evelyn_furniture) creates alternatively upholstered seating infused with humor to draw new relationships between furniture and the body. Joy, laughter, and the unexpected are at the heart of her work. Using furniture's inherent interactive qualities and relationships to the human body, she sets out to invent new and surprising tactile experiences with a wide range of materials, from handmade paper flowers to Swarovski crystals. 🌸 💎 See her work in 'The Burke Prize: The Future of Craft Part 2,' on view through March 17. _____
Annie Evelyn, 'Nest,' 2017. Vintage jewelry findings, leather, and foam. 32 × 36 × 36 in. (81.3 × 91.4 × 91.4 cm), Courtesy the artist.
Is the story true or fake? 📰🔎 It’s easy to fall into the trap of sensational headlines. Even careful and informed readers must work to resist the pull of fake news, a phenomenon currently dominating American media. In his solo exhibition ‘Fake News and True Love: Fourteen Stories by Robert Baines,’ the Australian contemporary artist explores this issue through the lens of jewelry. Make sure to check out the exhibition (and pick a newspaper copy of 'Fake News and True Love') before it closes on March 3.
New year, new artist opportunity! ✍️ 🎨 🎊 We are accepting applications for Burke Prize 2019 throughThursday, February 28, 2019, 11:59 EST. The prize is an unrestricted $50,000 (!!!) award made to a professional artist age 45 or under working in glass, fiber, clay, metal, or wood. Each fall, the Museum presents an exhibition of works by the Burke Prize finalists. The winner is announced at MAD Ball, the Museum’s annual fundraising gala. Head over to madmuseum.org/burkeprize to learn more and apply. #BurkePrize
Join us on Saturday, January 12, 1-3 pm for a hands-on ceramics workshop led by exhibiting artist and #MADArtistStudios alum Lauren Skelly Bailey (@laurenskellybailey). The artist will demonstrate aspects of the process she used to create the coral-influenced sculptures and installations 🐚 🐡 currently on view in the exhibition 'Lauren Skelly Bailey: Studio Focus' (which closes this Sunday!). 👉 Ticket link in our bio 🎟️ 🔗 No prior experience with ceramics is necessary, and all materials will be provided. Sculptures will be available for pickup three days following the workshop.
Burke Prize finalist Leonardo Benzant (@leonardobenzant) creates hanging beaded sculptures inspired by Yoruba ceremonies to connect with his ancestors of the African diaspora, uniting more traditional spirituality and culture with a highly urbanized modern experience.
See his work alongside a diverse group of artists who are advancing the disciplines that shaped the American Studio Craft Movement in 'The Burke Prize: The Future of Craft Part 2.' _____
Aurélie Guillaume (@mlleguillaume) is a French-Canadian artist whose work celebrates the history of enameling and its longstanding tradition of storytelling dating back most notably to the Byzantine era, where the form was used to depict religious icons. ✝️☪️🕉✡️☯️ Using these traditional techniques, Guillaume revives the medium through a contemporary context fueled by street art, comics, pop art and counter culture. Employing a combination of jewelery techniques and illustration, her work mixes high and low art, while transporting viewers into a world more colourful and dreamlike than our own. 🌈☁️ Guillaume’s work is presented alongside a diverse range of craft works in 'MAD Collects: The Future of Craft Part 1.' On view through March 31, 2019. _____
Happy New Year from all of us at MAD! Here's to another year of fantastic art, design, and craft. 🎨 🎉 Just a reminder that the Museum is closed today, but we will be open on Wednesday, January 2nd. 😉 _______________ Linda Dolack, 'Red Bull Goblet and Diet Red Bull Goblet, 2007. Aluminum cans, wood, glass beads, Swarovski rhinestones, acrylic paint. Gift of Mobilia Gallery and the artist, 2007. Part of MAD's Permanent Collection (currently not on view). #NewYear#Happy2019#2019
Countdown to 2019! 🕰️ A special shoutout to the hundreds of thousands of visitors for another fantastic and successful year at MAD. 🎊As we welcome the new year, we look forward to sharing new and exciting exhibitions, programs, events, and more! 🎨 ____ Garry Knox Bennett, 'Clock with Terminal Susskinds Syndrome,' 1977. 21 x 13 3/8 x 4 1/2 in. (53.3 x 34 x 11.4 cm), 23k gold plate over brass, copper tubing, enamel paint, lacquer, glass, bone, clock parts; fabricated, constructed. Gift of Bernard Stowens, 1993. Part of MAD's Collection (currently not on view). #NewYear#HappyNewYear#2019
Start the new year off with a meditation session set next to Anne Linberg's contemplative and ethereal work, 'the eye's level.' The workshop will take place on Friday, January 4, 9-10 am. Participants of all skill levels are welcome. 😌 ☁️ Tickets available at madmuseum.org
Cheers to all our visitors celebrating Christmas today! 🎄 In observance of the holiday, the Museum is closed today, but we will be open tomorrow. *glass clink* 🍸 _______________
Judy Mulford, 'Hip Hip Hooray for Chardonnay & Celebrate,' 2007.Glass goblets, looped and knotted waxed linen, silver, beads, ribbon,12 x 5 1/4 x 7 in. (30.5 x 13.3 x 17.8 cm). Gift of Mobilia Gallery, 2008. Part of MAD's Permanent Collection (currently not on view). #Christmas#Goblets