Grab your friends and come for an evening of live music, gallery conversations, art making, snacks and other hands-on activities. Explore the possibilities of making in today’s globalized society, a phenomenon that has highlighted the intersections of arts, design, and craft. Hosted in collaboration by MAD’s Teen Trustees and the Museum Teen Summit, TEEN NIGHT is the museum’s biggest youth event of the year.
TEEN NIGHT celebrates MAD’s newest exhibition New Territories: Laboratories for Design, Craft and Art in Latin America. New Territories explores the collaborations between small manufacturing operations and craftspersons, artists, and designers, and demonstrates how the resulting work addresses not only the issues of commodification and production, but also of urbanization, displacement and sustainability. The exhibition includes installations, art toys, chairs and objects, hair braiding, photography, videos and more.
Join other students and young art enthusiasts to spend 30 minutes contemplating a single artwork though close observation and deep discussion. Two sessions are available at 5 and 5:30pm.
Buddy up and participate in a Snapchat scavenger hunt to explore the galleries. Prizes will be awarded to the five victorious teams.
Create your own 3D Cubotoy-inspired paper figure and participate in a collaborative work of stop-motion animation. The resulting short film will be based on the artist’s adventures in NYC.
Meet featured artist Ricardo Cid, who designs and creates robots inspired by classical ballet. Cid works with traditional methods as well as digital fabrication to make unexpected combinations.
Refreshments generously donated by Whole Foods Market, raffle, and dancy party!