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"I’m a bit crazy," curator Lowery Sims recently told a colleague. But "crazy" in this instance means "good crazy" — busy crazy, mad crazy or crazy mad as in MAD, the acronym for the Museum of Art and Design in New York. Sims was referring to her over-flowing agenda as she makes final preparations for two, major exhibitions opening this fall at MAD: Maryland to Murano: Neckpieces and Sculptures by Joyce J. Scott and New Territories: Laboratories for Design, Craft and Art in Latin America . In 2008, shortly after she’d joined the staff of this museum connecting art, design and craft making, Sims was interviewed about her devotion to craft art for an IRAAA article: “MAD allows me to get into my inner craft person!" she said. "I’ve always had an interest in form and material throughout my career.” (“Lowery S. Sims …
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