DAVID MCFADDEN RETIRES FROM MAD

By kristin

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The Museum of Arts and Design has just announced that its Chief Curator and VP of Collections and Programs, David McFadden, will retire at the end of this year. McFadden joined MAD in 1997 and, through his unique curatorial vision, transformed it into one of the most innovative contemporary art and design museums in the country. For the past 16 years, he has organized over 40 exhibitions and led the museum’s “Materials and Process” series, which resulted in consistently memorable and cutting-edge exhibitions such as Slash: Paper Under the Knife (2009) and Otherworldly: Optical Delusions and Small Realities (2011). But don’t expect McFadden to hang up his curatorial hat just yet. According to a press release from the museum, he plans to pursue independent curatorial and writing projects and is even working on a new exhibition for the museum in the spring.

David McFadden, courtesy of MAD

Paperwork by Andreas Kocks from ‘Slash: Paper Under the Knife’

Miniature work by Lori Nix featured in ‘Otherworldly’ exhibit

 

 

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