In October 2014 the AFV&A enjoyed a Private tour of the Museum of Arts and Design in New York led by Dr. Glenn Adamson, Director of MAD and former Head of Research at the V&A.

The tour began with a visit to the exhibition What Would Mrs. Webb Do? A Founder’s Vision, which highlighted the advocacy and dedication of MAD’s founder, Aileen Osborn Webb, to skilled makers across America, and featured objects drawn largely from the Museum’s permanent collection.

The AFV&A group then visited the exhibition NYC Makers: The MAD Biennial which spotlighted the creative communities thriving across the five boroughs of New York today and showcased the work of 100 makers – highly inventive artisans, artists, and designers who create objects or environments through exquisite workmanship and skill.

Dr Glenn Adamson, with AFV&A supporters

Dr Glenn Adamson with AFV&A supporters