Adults In The Dark: Avant-Garde Animation at MAD

It all kicks off on September 27th at New York’s Museum of Art and Design (aka MAD) with a screening of the works of James and John Whitney. This is followed in mid-October every Friday and Saturday with a curated series of screenings dedicated to Ralph Bakshi, The Hubleys, Sally Cruikshank, Martha Colburn, Jim Trainor and Robert Breer. The restrospective is called Adults in the Dark: Avant-Garde Animation at MAD and it runs through mid-November. It’s an important compilation of landmark animated works by some of the true artists in the field. New Yorkers, check this out!

(Thanks, Aaron Anderson)


  • The Gee

    Sounds like something great to see. And, thanks for reminding me of a couple of things:

    One being, is that recent Bakshi short off-limits here?

    The other, I’ll write it down so I don’t forget. But, this just sounds great. I hope it has a swell turnout.

    • http://www.cartoonbrew.com/author/jerry Jerry Beck

      The Gee – I posted the “recent Bakshi short” on our Cartoon Brew Facebook page. It didn’t rate posting on the main site due to the fact - with all due respect, I love ya Ralph – it isn’t very good. And it’s essentially a clip from Coonskin dubbed with new dialogue. If Ralph creates an actual new piece of animation, we will be all over it.

      • The Gee

        Totally understood. The way you went about it is probably the best way, too. And, yeah. I understand the rest of what you say.

  • http://youtube.com/drexelboi1991 tedzey71

    Kind of bums me out that there won’t be another Ralph Bakshi making the transgressive films he did. Stuck with Ice Age 23 and Cars 45 :(

  • http://animationhardtofind.blogspot.com GW

    Wish I could be there, but I’m all the way over in Washington state.

  • Polecat

    When I saw the headline, I thought this was going to be some kind of kooky Ralph Bakshi/Al Jaffee mashup.

    Then I read further and saw that MAD was the name of a museum.

    Oh well.