The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) will host the LOOT 2016 Opening Benefit on Monday, April 11, 2016, from 4:30 to 8:00pm. The evening’s events include first access for patrons to meet the LOOT 2016 artists and acquire their designs, a cocktail hour and reception, as well as a dinner honoring the LOOT 2016 Award recipients, jewelry designer and arts patron Joan Hornig, and fashion designer and philanthropist Kay Unger. Internationally renowned fine jewelry designer Angela Cummings is the Honorary Chair. The evening’s Dinner Chairs are Michele Cohen and Marsy Mittlemann and LOOT’s Curator is Bryna Pomp. The benefit dinner will take place at 7:30 at Robert, the museum’s award-winning restaurant. Guests have been asked to wear their most fabulous jewelry.
Dinner Co-Chairs are: Corice Arman, Noreen Buckfire, Marian C. Burke, Patti Dweck, Leslie Fielden, Ann Kaplan, Laura Taft Paulsen, Barbara Regna, Patricia Hearst Shaw, Barbara Tober, and Ruben and Isabel Toledo.
LOOT is the Museum of Arts and Design’s annual exhibition and sale of one-of-a-kind contemporary jewelry created by more than 40 of the world’s most innovative jewelry artists working in a range of materials including silver, pearls, and semiprecious stones, as well as more unconventional materials like glass, wood, hand-painted canvas, porcelain, papier mache, concrete, zinc, sequins, and feathers. For most of these artists this is their New York debut; all will be at the Museum to meet you and discuss their work.
The MUSEUM OF ARTS AND DESIGN (MAD) champions contemporary makers across creative fields, presenting artists, designers, and artisans who apply the highest level of ingenuity and skill to their work. Founded in 1956 by philanthropist and visionary Aileen Osborn Webb, MAD celebrates the creative processes by which materials are transformed, from traditional techniques to cutting-edge technologies. MAD emphasizes a cross-disciplinary approach to art and design and reveals the workmanship behind the objects and environments that shape our everyday lives. MAD provides an international platform for practitioners who are driving 21st-century innovation.
For more information of LOOT 2016: http://madmuseum.org/loot/loot-2016