Tag Archives: Museum of Arts and Design

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10 Cool Trends in Contemporary Ceramic Art

From Face Jars to Fractured Fairy Tales, a handy guide to what’s going on today in clay Read More

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Gilded, Bejeweled, and Plugged-in: Photo-Jewelry Hybrids for This Millennium

An exhibition of stunning, sculptural bling at the Museum of Arts and Design shows what happens when photography and jewelry mix Read More

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Claytime! Ceramics Finds Its Place in the Art-World Mainstream

Versatile, sensuous, malleable, as basic as mud and as old as art itself, clay is increasingly emerging as a material of choice for a wide range of contemporary artists
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Barry X Ball Makes a 3D-Printed, Digitally Altered, Gold-Plated Sculpture

Using 3D printing and scanning technologies, computer software, resin, plastic, nickel, bronze, and gold, the artist created a Boccioni-inspired sculpture Read More

Kate MccGwire, Beguile, 2012, mixed media with crow feathers in antique dome. COURTESY ALL VISUAL ARTS. PHOTO: TESSA ANGUS.
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Kate MccGwire–Let’s Get Feathering!

Using thousands of plumes, Kate MccGwire creates enormous, otherworldly forms Read More

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Board Expression: Going Wild with Wood

Museum of Arts & Design showcases objects that toy with our expectations about a utilitarian material Read More

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Through a Lens, Darkly

The hyperrealistic dioramas of Patrick Jacobs Read More

Photograph of Patrick Jacobs working on Raked Leaves, 2008, a miniature “diorama” viewed through a three-inch window.
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Use Your Illusion

Contemporary sculptors are tricking the eye and the mind with uncannily realistic objects Read More

Paul Hazelton’s Death Duster, 2011, made from a synthetic-fiber duster and collected dust.
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Mite Makes Right

Soot, sand, dust, and smoke are things that museums typically try to avoid, but these substances are the latest subject in a series of materials-focused shows at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York. Read More

Art Smith's silver Galaxy neckpiece, ca. 1960, shown at the MFA, Boston.  ©MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON/MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON, DAPHNE FARAGO COLLECTION. USED WITH PERMISSION
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Going for the Gold

More and more museums are showcasing jewelry from across cultures and centuries. Read More

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Seeing Africa Around the World

In a groundbreaking show traversing continents and mediums, Lowery Sims defines an international African esthetic. Read More

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Beetlemania

Butterflies, honeybees, and even centipedes are turning up in artwork—and, in some cases, helping to make it. Read More