Art & Design
If They Can Make it Here
During his first week as the director of the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD), Glenn Adamson proposed an idea for an exhibition that would celebrate not only New York’s newest crop of designers but also the established makers that are essential to the city’s creative life force. Eight months later, at the press preview of NYC Makers: The MAD Biennial, Adamson spoke proudly in one of the show’s immersive environments, an otherworldly lecture room conceived by Rafael de Cardenas and realized by local artisans whose names were prominently on display along with the designer’s. “This show came together in 8 months which is lighting fast for museums,” Adamson said of the exhibition, which includes works by 100 artists, from up-and-comers like Misha Kahn and Shayne Oliver to local legends like Marilyn Minter and Yoko Ono. “I think you’ll feel the electricity.” See our highlights here.