How it Works: Shopping at MFTA

How it Works: Shopping at MFTA

Posted on August 22, 2016 by

Are you a teacher? An artist? Work with a museum, dance troupe or theater company? These are just a few examples of members who use Materials for the Arts donations to support creativity in New York City nonprofit organizations or …

Masked Marvelous on October 27, 2016

Masked Marvelous on October 27, 2016

Posted on July 20, 2016 by

Tickets are available now for the Masked Marvelous Cocktail Party on October 27, 2016, hosted by BD Wong. Purchase tickets before August 12 to take advantage of a $25 early bird discount. For more information on our Benefit Committee and MFTA …

One Night Only: Carrie Morrisey at Ace Hotel New York

One Night Only: Carrie Morrisey at Ace Hotel New York

Posted on June 1, 2015 by

During the second to last weekend of our month long curation of Ace Hotel New York’s Artists-in-Residence, the Flatiron destination hosted Carrie Morrissey, founder of New York based jewelry design house ISLY NYC. We first connected Morrisey after her heartfelt …

One Night Only: Christian Joy at Ace Hotel New York

One Night Only: Christian Joy at Ace Hotel New York

Posted on May 13, 2015 by

During the month of May, Friends of Materials for the Arts is curating Ace Hotel New York’s Artist-in-Residence series, promoting the artistic merit of creative reuse by working with top contemporary artists for a wider platform of exposure. For our …

One Night Only: Carolina Penafiel at Ace Hotel New York

One Night Only: Carolina Penafiel at Ace Hotel New York

Posted on May 12, 2015 by

I Will Take Care of You, 2015, old paper on new mirror // Look at Me, 2015, old paper on new mirror. Both pieces created as part of Carolina Penafiel’s May 3, 2015 Ace Hotel New York residency as curated …

One Night Only: Creative Reuse at The Ace Hotel New York

One Night Only: Creative Reuse at The Ace Hotel New York

Posted on May 12, 2015 by

During the month of May, Friends of Materials for the Arts is curating Ace Hotel New York’s Artist-in-Residence series, promoting the artistic merit of creative reuse by working with top contemporary artists for a wider platform of exposure. During their …

Shades of Green

Shades of Green

Posted on March 17, 2015 by

  In New York City, St Patrick’s Day marks the unofficial start of Spring. As the last of the snow thaws and the sun begins to break through the winter skies, we are all eager to add a little green …

Creative Reuse in the Classroom: Episode 2

Creative Reuse in the Classroom: Episode 2

Posted on March 11, 2015 by

  Creative Reuse in the Classroom continues in Episode 2 with an in-depth look at the many challenges students and educators alike face at PS5 in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. Many of the students live in neighborhood shelters, making the school a safe haven …

mftaTV presents Creative Reuse in the Classroom

mftaTV presents Creative Reuse in the Classroom

Posted on February 11, 2015 by

Materials for the Arts is proud to launch its newest initiative: mftaTV! mftaTV is a video platform that will highlight MFTA’s work across cultural, educational, and environmental sectors. Our first program, Creative Reuse in the Classroom, is a three part series documenting MFTA’s residency …

(Re)Building the City

(Re)Building the City

Posted on July 11, 2014 by

Urban planning artist James Rojas has been working in Materials for the Arts’ media room to create models of different spaces in New York City. The founder of Place It!, a design-based urban planning initiative, James created model-building workshops and …