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Museum of Arts and Design Celebrates Haas Brothers at Annual Gala

Last night, November 4, 2019, at Cipriani 42nd Street, the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) held its annual MAD Ball gala, honoring The Haas Brothers with its Visionaries! Award for their contributions to the fields of art, craft, and design. Over 400 guests enjoyed cocktails, silent auction, dinner and an awards presentation emceed by Pulitzer Prize winner Jerry Saltz along with a live auction appeal led by Gabriela Palmieri for MAD’s educational programming. The annual Visionaries! Award, designed by Kiki Smith, recognized the Haas Brothers for their contributions to the fields of art, craft, and design.

Simon Haas, Nikolai Haas

Additionally, the recipient of the Burke Prize was announced, naming Indira Allegra the winner for 2019, receiving $50,000 for her contributions to the advancement of craft.

The ‘alien-vibe-chic’ event was supported by FENDI and attended by art world luminaries, tastemakers and artists such as Sebastian Errazuriz, Hein Koh, Anna Sui, Young Paris, and Timo Weiland.

Michael Diaz-Griffin, Young Paris

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The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) champions contemporary makers across creative fields and presents the work of artists, designers, and artisans who apply the highest level of ingenuity and skill. Since the Museum’s founding in 1956 by philanthropist and visionary Aileen Osborn Webb, MAD has celebrated all facets of making and the creative processes by which materials are transformed, from traditional techniques to cutting-edge technologies.