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Museum of Arts and Design

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Address: 2 Columbus Circle, New York City, NY 10019
Phone Number: 212.299.7777
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Tue - Wed 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu - Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Not much to see....but great restaurant on 6th floor

The 4th and 5th floors are under renovation so only 1st 2nd and 3rd are open, they have discounted the price of entrance because of this, I believe its $10 instead of the usual... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
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Richmond, Virginia
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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

The 4th and 5th floors are under renovation so only 1st 2nd and 3rd are open, they have discounted the price of entrance because of this, I believe its $10 instead of the usual &15 and cheaper for students and seniors. I did like the floor featuring the mannequins ,that was really different. The stairway as everyone else is saying... More 

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Loved this museum. Over three floors, two exhibitions and the top floor were artists' studio/workshops. Even the staircase was a work of art. I loved the shop - such lovely pieces to look at and purchase of course. But what I really enjoyed was the size. Two excellent exhibitions and that is what most people want, enough to enjoy and... More 

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Asbury Park, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

My second visit to the museum was for the mannequin show which gave me a whole new appreciation for simple story mannequins. The presentation of exhibits is detailed but quick. The jewelry exhibit is fun and interesting. This is a small, under-appreciated museum, in the shadow of the MoMA. You can be inspired and learn something special and unique in... More 

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Jamison, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Richard Estes painting are amazing and Ralph Pucci's Mannequins doesn't need clothes it's masterpieces as it is.

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San Diego, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The MAD Museum at Columbus Circle has extraordinary exhibits and local artists demonstrate various crafts of high quality and museum standard. The Robert's restaurant on the 6th floor ended our time there seeing the Estes photojournalism scenes of NYC. This is my second visit there and I will make it a point to return every time we go to NYC!

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Davidson, North Carolina, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This is surely a fine small museum. What we saw on two floors was excellent -- especially the work by Estes -- but there was not very much to see. The museum was changing exhibitions, which left two or three floors unavailable to visitors. So an hour or so was ample for a visit. The gift shop has nice pieces,... More 

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boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

See Richard Estes exhibit while it's still there! One hour docent tour (included with price of admission) is an excellent intro to the museum space, collection and special exhibits.

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Wilbraham, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

There are six floors. Told to start on 6th and work way down. Found it very interesting when we joined a tour on 4th floor. Too bad they were on their way up. If you can be sure to join the tour at the beginning.

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Espoo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This is a great destination for a two hours visit or so. There is currently a Richard Estes exhibition on show and its really stunning. The artist's photorealistic paintings from all around Manhattan are absolutely fantastic. The museum shop is nice, too.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Look up, look around, look down, look behind. This is a lovely museum so very centrally located and clean and bright. It has drawers of JEWELS, too! Look! Look!

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