Upcoming Exhibitions

Making | Breaking: New Arrivals

On View May 19–October 29, 2017

Forty-five recent contemporary acquisitions from the museum’s permanent collection will be on view, as well as sketches, prototypes and videos illuminating the designers’ groundbreaking design thinking. These new designs push the boundaries of materials, making, and form.

Esperanza Spalding Selects

On view June 9, 2017–January 7, 2018

Musician and four-time Grammy Award–winner Esperanza Spalding has lent her creative vision to shed light on the museum’s collection. This is the 15th installation in the Selects series in which designers, artists, architects and public figures are invited to examine and interpret the museum’s collection of more than 210,000 objects. For her presentation, Spalding has created thought-provoking juxtapositions of collections objects to show how material evolves into different forms as new designers adapt it for their own locales and cultural functions.

Esperanza Spalding Selects is made possible by The Marks Family Foundation Endowment Fund.

Featured Image: Enignum Chair Model (two Seater), 2014; Designed by Joseph Walsh (Irish, b. 1979); bent layered ash wood strips, suede upholstery; H x W x D: 19.5 × 49 × 30.5 cm (7 11/16 in. × 19 5/16 in. × 12 in.); Gift of Joseph Walsh; 2015-39-3