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Museum of Arts and Design

2 Columbus Circle, New York City, NY 10019 (Manhattan)
212.299.7777
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Ranked #92 of 629 Attractions in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Braintree, Massachusetts
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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

With only a few hours left on our recent stay in New York City, we found this little gem of a museum. It is located on Columbus Circle, has 5 compact floors with a theme for each plus a 6th floor in which you can watch and talk to a resident artist. The museum is totally about design. When we... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The Museum of Art and Design, located in a special area of NYC is one of those treasures that is never crowded, reasonably priced, and has very frequent free guided tours all day long. It is large enough to provide a significant installation, yet small enough to spend less than 2 hours and leave feeling that you've seen something significant.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

While I did not visit the museum, I had brunch in the restaurant. The food was good but a bit pricy. The view of the Park and marathon finish line superb.

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Delray Beach, Florida
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305 attraction reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

Truly like their new location across from the Time Warner building. Some unusual exhibitions. Also a very good restaurant on the top floor, Roberts. We really enjoyed this museum.

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LAWRENCE
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5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Not your typical museum, and the work presented challenges preconceived notions of what is art. We were there for the MAD Biennial NYC Makers show, which was amazing. So much talent in this city

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Adult admission on Fridays from 6->9 pm is only $5. It is about 1/3 of the regular admission price. The exhibit located on three separate floors is not worth the regular admission, but for certain more than worth $5. The top floor you get to see an artist at work and ask questions. The other two floors have some great... More

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Ullapool, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Great wee museum with some very high quality options. the shop in the lobby is great and the 9th floor bar/restaurant should not be missed. Great views of Central Park and surroundings and we were made to feel welcome despite kids in tow and only having drinks (and the sophisticated ambience!).

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Baltimore, MD
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I actually kind of like graphic design, but this place was a snooze. Also, when we were there they only had two floors open and the elevators were very slow. I would only recommend this place for psychiatrists who want to study self-indulgent artists.

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Kinderhook, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Unlike us, do your homework immediately before making the trip, and ask at the admissions desk about the suitability of content to various audiences! The exhibit which friends raved about that included 3D printing technology and design possibilities was removed mid 2014. The 10 floors at a great location manage to deliver only 1 and 1/2 small floors of open... More

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Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The museum had a large show of current works, different from other places. Interesting art which is being created now in the City.

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