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The museum of Arts and Design (MAD), New York’s beloved champion and presenter of artists, designers, and artisans at the highest level of ingenuity and craftsmanship, has recently announced the appointment of Christopher Scoates as its next Nanette L. Laitman Director. Currently serving as the Maxine and Stuart Frankel Director at the Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, Scoates will join MAD on July 1 of this year.