Humor and irreverence are the themes of the latest art exhibit at Manhattan’s Museum of Arts and Design (MAD). In Funk You Too!, visitors will see 50 different ceramic sculptures from the 1960s to the present, crafted by a variety of different artists. On July 8th, you can join MAD Museum curator Barbara Paris Gifford for an insightful tour of this playful and first of its kind exhibition!

Funk You Too! art exhibit at the Museum of Arts and Design
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Curator-Led Tour of Funk You Too!

Funk You Too! art exhibit at the Museum of Arts and Design

The Funk Art movement began on the West Coast in the 1960s. It sprang from a group of artists who shared anti-establishment views of what makes “good art.” These artists found new ways to use clay and sculpture as a tool of f critique and satire. In the exhibit, visitors will see works by some of the earliest Funk Art creators such as Robert Arneson, Viola Frey, Patti Warashina, and Howard Kottler.

Guest curated by Angelik Vizcarrondo-Laboy, Funk You Too! brings together work by artists from different generations and different countries across the globe. In the exhibit, you’ll see pieces from Diana Yesenia Alvarado (US, b. 1992), Didi Rojas (Colombia, b. 1993), Salvador Jiménez-Flores (Mexico, b. 1985), Maija Peeples-Bright (Latvia, b. 1942), Peter VandenBerge (Netherlands, b. 1935) and many others.

Funk You Too! art exhibit at the Museum of Arts and Design
All Images Courtesy of the Museum of Arts and Design

These diverse perspectives show the evolution of humor, subversion, and expressive figuration and how a new generation of artists is carrying on the legacy of the Funk Art movement. Funk You Too! will be on view through August 27, 2023.

Tickets for Untapped New York’s behind-the-scenes tour will be available to book on Saturday, June 24th at 12:00 pm ET. On that date, you can register for your spot here!

Curator-Led Tour of Funk You Too!

Small sculpture at the Museum of Arts and Design

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