The Museum of Arts and Design presents: The Fisher Dollhouse

Museum of Arts & Design (MAD)
2 Columbus Circle

Join the Museum of Arts and Design to see a magnificent diorama of ten rooms filled with an eclectic range of historical and contemporary craft, art, and design rendered in miniature, the Fisher Dollhouse was created within the confines of the COVID-... more

Join the Museum of Arts and Design to see a magnificent diorama of ten rooms filled with an eclectic range of historical and contemporary craft, art, and design rendered in miniature, the Fisher Dollhouse was created within the confines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Inspired by Venice’s glamourous Gritti Palace and memories of a world once on the move, the dollhouse provided a haven for its creator and, during the months of quarantine, an escape. Like other crafts, its making offered a form of therapy: an activity to occupy the mind and hands as a means of coping with anxiety and immobility. For this project, Fisher enlisted the talents of dozens of celebrated crafts persons, designers, artisans, and artists. The house itself was made to order by British set designer Holly Jo Beck. The stunning Murano-style glass chandelier came from glass artists Mario Ramos and Mariana Grande in Madrid. A painted bombe chest and bust of Julius Caesar are by David Castillo, a miniaturist in Barcelona. Fred Cobbs, a revered miniature metalworker in Georgia, made a range of tools and other items, from a watering can to a wine vat to an espresso machine. Most extraordinary are the miniature works of c... more

Join the Museum of Arts and Design to see a magnificent diorama of ten rooms filled with an eclectic range of historical and contemporary craft, art, and design rendered in miniature, the Fisher Dollhouse was created within the confines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Inspired by Venice’s glamourous Gritti Palace and memories of a world once on the move, the dollhouse provided a haven for its creator and, during the months of quarantine, an escape. Like other crafts, its making offered a form of therapy: an activity to occupy the mind and hands as a means of coping with anxiety and immobility.

For this project, Fisher enlisted the talents of dozens of celebrated crafts persons, designers, artisans, and artists. The house itself was made to order by British set designer Holly Jo Beck. The stunning Murano-style glass chandelier came from glass artists Mario Ramos and Mariana Grande in Madrid. A painted bombe chest and bust of Julius Caesar are by David Castillo, a miniaturist in Barcelona. Fred Cobbs, a revered miniature metalworker in Georgia, made a range of tools and other items, from a watering can to a wine vat to an espresso machine. Most extraordinary are the miniature works of contemporary art created by ten prominent international artists, among them Dustin Yellin, Ryan McGinness, Hunt Slomen, and Veronica Gaido.

This stunning installation is available through September 26, 2021.

Entry to The Fisher Dollhouse is free with your Museum admission ticket. All visitors and members must reserve a separate, free timed ticket to view the installation.

Tickets: https://buy.acmeticketing.com/orders/460/calendar?eventId=5ebaeaa9221490215acd101c&cart


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The Museum of Arts and Design presents: The Fisher Dollhouse

Thu, July 29
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Fri, August 06
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Museum of Arts & Design (MAD)

2 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10019
(212) 299-7777
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Schedule

July 29, Thursday 10:00PM
July 30, Friday 10:00PM
July 31, Saturday 10:00PM
August 1, Sunday 10:00PM
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