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Moving Forward at Museum of Arts and Design

Just a few months into his position as the newly minted director, it’s clear that Christopher Scoates was the right man for the job at the Museum of Arts and Design. MAD, as it’s known, is New York City’s champion and presenter of artists, designers, and artisans at the highest level of ingenuity and craftsmanship. Scoates, who relocated to New York from Michigan’s Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum, is bringing with him a pedigreed past in the arts along with a vision of how to steer MAD into the rest of this century.

Christopher Scoates: The New Man at MAD

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.

Making MAD

Barbara Tober doesn’t just break the mold of every role she takes on. She pulverizes it, gathers the rubble, and has the pieces made into tasteful decorative artwork for her mantle. Her quick wit, sharp determination, and expressive joie de vivre have served her well in life, whether running a magazine or a museum—in this …