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MAD BALL 2020
October 15 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM$750
The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) will hold its annual MAD BALL, a virtual benefit, honoring Judy Chicago for her unparalleled contributions to the fields of art, craft, and design. MAD BALL begins with a pre- show and cocktails led by MX Justin Vivian Bond starting at 6:00 PM. The evening‘s festivities include a live conversation at 7:00 PM with Judy Chicago and MAD’s own William and Mildred Lasdon, Chief Curator and Deputy Director, Elissa Auther. At 7:15 PM Rosanne Cash delivers a heartfelt message and song, followed by a performance by 39 women from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at the site of Judy’s legendary creation The Dinner Party.
The evening will include segments produced and directed by Chiara Clemente including a special tour of The Dinner Party with Carmen Hermo, Associate Curator of Brooklyn Museum’s Elizabeth A. Sackler Center, the world’s only permanent museum space dedicated to feminist art. MAD BALL 2020 will honor longtime trustees and generous patrons as the first recipients of the MAD Champions Award. The evening also includes an auction powered by Artsy.