May 20, 2015 @ Mobar at Mandarin Oriental
Art in America invited artists, curators and patrons to celebrate "Pathmakers: Women in Art, Craft and Design, Midcentury and Today," an exhibition on view at New York's Museum of Arts and Design through Sept. 30. The show mingles historical and contemporary artists, including Lenore Tawney, Toshiko Takaezu, Michelle Grabner and Hella Jongerius.
Chairman Emerita Barbara Tober of the museum's board of trustees, artists Polly Apfelbaum and Xenobia Bailey, MAD curator Elissa Auther, DC Moore gallery director Ed Deluca, and Museum of Contemporary Art Denver director Adam Lerner were among the evening's attendees.
Guests sipped Absolut Elyx vodka cocktails while overlooking the Upper West Side cityscape visible from the Mandarin Oriental's 35th floor Mobar. Art in America Editor-in-Chief Lindsay Pollock commented on the increasing interest of contemporary artists in craft-based materials. Curator Jennifer Scanlan, who organized the show, mentioned the show's inclusion of important Swedish designers-drawing a connection to the pedigree of the evening's vodka.