The Museum of Art and Design honored cultural patron, collector, and journalist Barbara Tober for her 35 years of commitment to the Museum and Vacheron Constantin, the world’s oldest watch manufacturer, on Monday, September 28, 2015 at the LOOT 2015: . The evening began with a preview of the LOOT one-of-a-kind artist-made jewelry cocktail reception where guests were invited to wear their most festive jewelry.
LOOT: MAD About Jewelry is the Museum of Arts and Design’s annual six-day exhibition and sale featuring designs from emerging and acclaimed jewelry artists and is a striking example of the enduring vitality and evolving possibilities of jewelry as an art form. Championing the vision and craftsmanship of international studio and art jewelers—many of whom have never before shown work in the US—LOOT often serves as a launch pad for the next generation of designers.
The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) champions contemporary makers across creative fields, presenting artists, designers, and artisans who apply the highest level of ingenuity and skill to their work. Since the Museum’s founding in 1956 by philanthropist and visionary Aileen Osborn Webb, MAD has celebrated all facets of making and the creative processes by which materials are transformed, from traditional techniques to cutting-edge technologies. Today, the Museum’s curatorial program builds upon a rich history of exhibitions that emphasize a cross-disciplinary approach to art and design, and reveals the workmanship behind the objects and environments that shape our everyday lives. MAD provides an international platform for practitioners who are influencing the direction of cultural production and driving 21st-century innovation, fostering a participatory setting for visitors to have direct encounters with skilled making and compelling works of art and design