WHO: David McFadden, Chief Curator & Vice President for Programs and Collections, Museum of Arts & Design (New York)
The National Institute for Experimental Arts in association with Object: Australian Centre for Craft and Design is pleased to present a public lecture by David Revere McFadden, Chief Curator and Vice President for Programs and Collections at the Museum of Arts & Design (MAD), New York. He will speak about the Museum’s mission, why they dropped “craft” from their name and how their vision has changed and will continue to evolve. He will also present on recent shows – Slash:Paper Under the Knife, Dead or Alive and the upcoming Otherworldly.
About the speaker:
David Revere McFadden is Chief Curator and Vice President for Programs and Collections at the Museum of Arts & Design in New York City. He served as Curator of Decorative Arts and Assistant Director for Collections and Research at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution from 1978 to 1995. For six years, he served as President of the International Council of Museums’ Decorative Arts and Design Committee. McFadden has organized more than 120 exhibitions on decorative arts, design, and craft, covering developments from the ancient world to the present day, has published more than 100 catalogues, essays, articles, and reviews, and has lectured extensively. McFadden has received the Presidential Design Award three times, is an Associate Member, The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, London; Knight First Class, Order of the Lion of Finland; Knight Commander, Order of the Northern Star of Sweden; and Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres of France.