On October 18th, 2010, the Museum of Art and Design celebrated its second year anniversary in their new home, 2 Columbus Circle with their annual Young Patron’s Gala, called The METALBALL. The METALBALL welcomed a new generation of both artists and patrons to support the Museum’s acclaimed Children’s Education Programs for an evening of fun, art and dancing. The event showcased works by contributing artists, who transformed materials that were once produced by (or part of) living organisms – such as insects, feathers, bones, cocoons, plant materials and hair – to create intricately crafted installations and sculptures. On the top floor there was a Vip dinner private dinner for top-level supporters at Robert, the Museum’s new restaurant, with views overlooking the city , while on the main floors cocktails were served and guests listened to music by DJs Paul Sevigny, Leo Fitzpatrick & Chrissie Miller, and Chelsay Leyland.viewed a collection of contemporary art with metal inspired themes, and in the lower level movie theatre a screening of “Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park (1978)” played featuring vintage footage from a roller coaster ride.
The mission of the METALBALL was twofold – firstly to bring a new generation of artists into the fold and open the Museum up to an audience that may not yet be familiar with the institution. But most importantly, MAD provides hands-on arts education to New York City students in its own classrooms, and the goal was to raise $250,000 in support of these Museum’s classes for students.
Participating artists include: Jacob Abramson, Nina Basharova, Dror Benshetrit, Michelle Cohen, Dan Dailey, Brendan Fernandes, Amit Greenberg, Rogan Gregory, House of Waris, Genevieve Jones, Christian Joy, Alex da Corte, Corrine Grassini,Paris Kain, Jen Kao, Brian Kenny, Hannelore Knuts, Shay Kun, Bliss Lau, Andrew Levitas, Peter Macapia, Alexander May,Richard Meier, Randall Mesdon, Kenzo Minami, Slava Mogutin, Robert Lee Morris, Rick Owens, Yigal Ozeri, Nicolas Petrou,Ryder Robison, David Victor Rose, Chris Sauter, Michael Schmidt, Stuart Semple, Anna Sheffield, Grant Singer, Beth Sosin,Michael Spirito, Michael Stipe, Katja Strunz, Michael Sturgeon, Surface To Air, Marc Swanson, Frank Tell and Ian Hampson, We Are Familia, Sally Wu and more.
For more information of MAD, please visit their website at www.madmuseum.org
Photos and videos by Indira Cesarine