Collection Artwork
Ed2017 4 16a d pr w01
Ed2017 4 16a d pr w02
Ed2017 4 16a d pr w01
Ed2017 4 16a d pr w02
Madcaps, Inc., founded by Alfred Z. Solomon and Janet Sloane (New York, New York, c. 1930 – 1992)
hat block
20th century
wood
Empire Hat Block Manufacturing Company
object size: 13 x 13 x 5 1/2 in.
Gift of Beverley Estabrook Mastrianni
made in New York, United States, North America
ED2017.4.16a-d
Alfred Z. Solomon (1899-2004), Madcaps Farm, Saratoga County, New York; Beverley Estabrook Mastrianni ‘76, Saratoga Springs, New York; given to the Tang Teaching Museum, 2017.
Inscribed lower front: 4177
Inscribed lower back: 4177
Inscribed interior: 4177

Ongoing Research

Research on our collection is ongoing. If you have resources you’d like to share, please contact Associate Curator Rebecca McNamara.
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Pattern by Madeleine Welsch ’17

Inspired by the exhibition:

Someday is Now:
The Art of Corita Kent
The Tang Pattern Project began in 2017 with research on cultural institutions’ branding by Design Intern Mallika Acharya ’18. It progressed into a collaboration organized by Head of Design Jean Tschanz-Egger with past and current Tang Design Interns to propose a Tang Museum branding refresh. Their new patterns draw inspiration from the Museum’s exhibition history.