gabriel a. maher
A scene from artist Gabriel A. Maher’s DE___SIGN video (2014


Museum of Art & Design (MAD)

Pathmakers: Women in Art, Craft, & Design, Midcentury to Today

2 Columbus Circle, New York, NY

April 28 – September 30, 2015

The Museum of Art & Design is currently running an exhibit solely focused on the accomplishments of women in the arts. This retrospective focuses on the pioneering women who achieved success in the modernism in postwar visual culture in the 1950s & 60s; an era where most art forms, such as painting, sculpture, and architecture, were dominated by the male population. Women, however, had a huge impact on mediums such as textiles, ceramics, and metals. These female artists paved the way to establish themselves as role models for the generations to come.

With more than 100 works included, this exhibit will feature the following artists and designers; Ruth Asawa, Edith Heath, Sheila Hicks, Karen Karnes, Dorothy Liebes, Alice Kagawa Parrott, Toshiko Takaezu, Lenore Tawney,  Eva Zeisel, Anni Albers, Maija Grotell, Rut Bryk, Vuokko Nurmesniemi, Vivianna Torun Bülow-Hübe. Polly Apfelbaum, Vivian Beer, Front Design, Christine McHorse, Michelle Grabner, Hella Jongerius, Gabriel A. Maher, Magdalene Odundo, and Anne Wilson.

This multi-media exhibit covers a diverse range of artists. “Pathmakers places women at the center of the midcentury modernist narrative, and makes a powerful case for the importance of craft and design media as professional pathways,” stated Glenn Adamson, MAD’s Nanette L. Laitman Director.

Pathmakers will run until September 30. MAD is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, & Sunday from 10 AM – 6 PM, and Thursday & Friday from 10 AM – 9 PM.  For more information, click here.

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