Private tour of NYC Makers: The MAD Biennial
In October 2014, the V&AAF enjoyed a private tour of the Museum of Arts and Design in New York led by Dr. Glenn Adamson, Director of MAD and former Head of Research at the V&A.
The tour began with a visit to the exhibition What Would Mrs. Webb Do? A Founder’s Vision, which highlighted the advocacy and dedication of MAD’s founder, Aileen Osborn Webb, to skilled makers across America, and featured objects drawn largely from the Museum’s permanent collection.
The V&AAF group then visited the exhibition NYC Makers: The MAD Biennial which spotlighted the creative communities thriving across the five boroughs of New York today and showcased the work of 100 makers – highly inventive artisans, artists, and designers who create objects or environments through exquisite workmanship and skill.
Dr Christine Checinska, Senior Curator of African and African Diaspora Fashion at the V&A, and Ernestine White-Mifetu, Sills Foundation Curator of African Art at the…
Marta Weiss, Senior Curator, Photography at the V&A, gave an interesting and illuminating talk on her book Autofocus: The Car in Photography.
V&A Curators Corinna Gardner and Johanna Agerman Ross gave the V&AAF a virtual preview of the newly refurbished 20th and 21st century galleries, Design: 1900-Now.