Making It Happen
Museum of Arts and Design is presenting its inaugural NYC Makers: The MAD Biennial, an exhibition that spotlights the creative communities thriving across the five boroughs today. This first showcase features the work of approximately 100 highly inventive artisans, artists, and designers. Every maker selected will demonstrate the highest level of skill in their respective field, whether by fabricating furniture or fashion, creating artworks, films, and architecture, inventing new possibilities for food, or reshaping educational and social gatherings. The exhibition will be structured as a series of immersive tableaus that will house live programs—fashion shows, performances, social practice projects, and culinary explorations—which will underline the relationship between material and immaterial making found in New York City today. July 1–October 12. Museum of Arts and Design, 2 Columbus Circle, 212.299.7777, madmuseum.org.