El Anatsui on a group exhibition at the MAD Museum in New York

Work by El Anatsui is shown on the Museum of Arts and Design’s new group exhibition, MAD Collects: The Future of Craft Part 1, which features more than fifty works of craft, art, design, and jewelry acquired for the permanent collection over the past five years (6 September – 31 March). The exhibition frames MAD’s collecting mission and recent acquisitions over the last five years by positioning works within the context of the Museum’s current collections plan; championing the ever-changing field of art and design practices that sustain, expand and interpret the craft media the Museum was founded to support. ‘With MAD Collects, we are demonstrating our commitment to investing in works by a diverse roster of forward-thinking artists who are pushing the boundaries of craft’ said Shannon R. Stratton, principal curator of the exhibition.