Flowers by Lutfi Janania. Photo by Ricardo Rivera
flower crafts (until June 26, 2022), celebrates the creative visions of botanical artists working at the forefront of contemporary floral design. Inspired by the transience of nature and its inimitable palettes, these artists explore all stages of the plant life cycle, from seed to germination and decay, to interpret nature in sculptural form. As they push the boundaries of materials and creative expression, the artists also engage in a variety of aesthetic traditions, from modern European still life painting to 18th-century picturesqueness and the field’s hyperreality. 21st century digital. which are explored in the exhibition.
Each week, the work of a new botanical artist is featured in the flower crafts Gallery. The list of upcoming artists includes Doan Ly, Lutfi Janania, Emily Thompson and Manu Torres.
A Flower Craft Power Pass can be purchased online and offers discounted admission to the museum for $45 (a $108 value) so visitors can experience multiple visits to the museum. flower crafts exposure.
CLASSES, ARTISTS AND HOURS OF THE CRAFT FLOWER STUDIO
Surrounded by the extraordinary exhibition of innovative floral design, audiences of all ages and skill levels can explore floral creativity with an inspiring collective of artists and designers.
Flower craft workshop: Lutfi Janania
Tuesday, May 31, 6-8 p.m.
Winner of season 2 of the hit HBOMax series full bloombotanical artist Janania runs a floral design studio inspired by the sensual aesthetic of her creative studio, ROSALILA.
Flower craft workshop: Manu Torres
Tuesday, June 14, 6-8 p.m.
Botanical artist Manu Torres leads a workshop in his avant-garde approach to floral design inspired by his rock star rococo aesthetic.
Family Workshop: Silk Flowers
Sunday 5 June, 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
Learn how to turn silk flowers into wearable statement pieces with the nonprofit BloomAgainBklyn community and guest floral designers.
Floral Charms with Lē Matthew x Degrade
Saturday June 11, 2-4 p.m.
Eco-creative Lē Matthew, founder of Degrade, the experimental slow fashion label promoting biodegradable materials and textile explorations, will lead a workshop using petals, leaves and other organic waste from flower crafts to create personal floral charms.
Give back with flowers
Tuesday, June 7, 2-4 p.m.
flower crafts, the flowers will be repurposed into individual arrangements to distribute to the city’s most vulnerable during this workshop in the gallery with BloomAgainBklyn, the community-based nonprofit organization.
Contemporary trends in floral design
Tuesday, June 21, 7-8 p.m.
A conversation and demonstration with flower crafts artist Emily Thompson and Nancy Hass, general writer for T: The New York Times Style Magazine.
Black and White Flowers with Sarah Bedford
Tuesday, June 14, 12-2 p.m.
Sarah Bedford, co-curator of flower crafts and Creative Director of Bedford & Co, leads an afternoon floral painting workshop.
Until June 26, 2022
Until August 14, 2022
Until January 8, 2023
ABOUT THE MUSEUM OF ARTS AND DESIGN
The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) champions contemporary creators in all creative fields and showcases the work of artists, designers and artisans who apply the highest level of ingenuity and skill. Since the Museum was founded in 1956 by philanthropist and visionary Aileen Osborn Webb, MAD has celebrated all facets of manufacturing and the creative processes by which materials are transformed, from traditional techniques to cutting-edge technologies. Today, the Museum’s curatorial program draws on a rich history of exhibitions that emphasize an interdisciplinary approach to art and design, and reveal the craftsmanship behind the objects and environments that shape our daily lives. MAD provides an international platform for practitioners who influence the direction of cultural production and drive 21st century innovation, and fosters a participatory framework for visitors to have direct encounters with works of art and compelling designs. For more information, visit madmuseum.org.