Thursday, September 25, 2008

For Anyone in NYC This Weekend

PHOTO CREDIT: Hélène Binet

If you are in the Columbus Circle area this Saturday and Sunday (27th & 28th), I highly recommend going to The Museum of Arts and Design's grand opening. This is the first time the general public can visit the new building and admission is free (it will be $15 after this weekend).

I was lucky enough to tour the new museum today for it’s premiere and the shows are amazing and the new structure exciting. The best exhibit is on the fifth floor called Second Lives: Remixing the Ordinary featuring work by 50 artists from five continents who create objects comprised of ordinary and everyday articles, like combs and buttons.

Portrait of a Textile Worker
Therese Agnew, 2005
This 10-ft “painting” is really a large quilt made from tens of thousands of fashion labels.

Jill Townsley, 2008
This pyramid was created with ten thousand plastic spoons held together with only rubber bands which slowly loosen, allowing the structure to eventually collapse.

The address is 2 Columbus Circle (and that's the subway stop as well). The hours are 10am to 5pm on both days (and expect long lines). Have a great time!

I was granted permission by MAD for use of the photos.

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