Let’s meetup to tour the Museum of Art & Design exhibits “Generation Paper: A Fashion Phenom of the 1960s” and “Craft Front & Center” before enjoying dinner at Catina Rooftop.
The MAD closes at 6pm, so be sure to be on time for the exhibit. Tickets cost $18.
This event is free. Museum tickets and dinner are Dutch.
5pm – 6pm
MAD Design Museum
2 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10019
Dutch Dinner at Cantina Rooftop
605 West 48th St.
New York, NY, 10036
Generation Paper: A Fashion Phenom of the 1960s explores the era’s short-lived phenomenon of paper fashion through more than 60 rare garments and accessories crafted from non-woven textiles. These fashions, introduced in 1966 as a promotional campaign for Scott Paper Company, combined bold, graphic design with space-age innovations in materials. Sporting patterns inspired by pop art, op art, anti-war “flower power,” and more, paper fashion’s iconic silhouettes and styles—from A-line mini dresses to bikinis—became daring demonstrations of the durability and design potential of the era’s newly developed paper-like fibers, such as rayon (a cellulose fiber), polyester, and other synthetic blends. Surfacing a little-known chapter in the history of design, Generation Paper illuminates the creative partnerships of craft and commerce in the development of semi-synthetic and synthetic materials.
Craft Front & Center features a fresh installation of more than 60 historic works and new acquisitions dating from the golden age of the American Craft movement to the present day. Organized into themes of material transformation, dismantling hierarchies, contemplation, identity, and sustainability, the exhibition illuminates how the expansive field of craft has broadened definitions of art.