MAD Collects: The Future of Craft Part 1 frames MAD’s collecting mission and recent acquisitions over the last five years by positioning works by David Harper, Bayne Peterson, Cauleen Smith and other artists within the context of the Museum’s current collections plan.

The exhibition is curated in relationship to The Burke Prize 2018: The Future of Craft Part 2 to feature and champion the ever-changing field of art and design practices that sustain, expand and interpret the craft media the Museum was founded to support.

MAD Collects: The Future of Craft Part 1 is curated by MAD’s William and Mildred Lasdon Chief Curator Shannon R. Stratton with Assistant Curators Samantha De Tillio and Barbara Paris Gifford, and support from Assistant Manager of Curatorial Affairs Angelik Vizcarrondo with assistance from Curatorial Assistant Alida Jekabson.