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Museum of Arts and Design

Address: 2 Columbus Circle, New York City, NY 10019 (Manhattan)
Phone Number: 212.299.7777
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Ranked #83 of 616 Attractions in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Useful Information: Lockers / storage, Stairs / elevator
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Type: Art Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Hours:
Tue - Wed 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu - Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Useful Information: Lockers / storage, Stairs / elevator

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Lexington, VA
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49 reviews 49 reviews
27 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We were delighted when friends suggested this museum. So many interesting pieces, wonderful explanations. We overheard a docent taking a group and she sounded so knowledgeable about everything in the museum. Very interesting items in their gift shop. The whole place was bright and inviting. Guards at the exhibits seemed bored with their work, yawning out loud. Terrific meeting artist... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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150 reviews 150 reviews
25 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This is a great building, but a mediocre museum. Only one floor seemed used to its potential. I get the intent and I loved seeing the Mrs. Ward's collection. But the entire art space is small, on many floors and don't think they're getting the bang for the buck. The views from the onsite restaurant are magnificent and the food... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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54 reviews 54 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

Positive: - Well curated exhibitions - A rare opportunity to meet artists - Interesting building Negative: - moving around not convenient for people with mobility issues (elevators are extremely slow) - missing one area with a brief design story line - could be more interactive and could be more creative although the exhibition they were having over New Year 2014/2015... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Enjoyed the artists studios. Especially enjoyed a delicious lunch in their restaurant on the top floor. Views from the top are wonderful.

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Macomb, IL
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Every time I visit NYC I must go the MAD. There are always some artists in the 6th floor studios working in projects. The other floors (2-5) have fantastic exhibits of creative and imaginative art. My creative juices almost boil over wandering through the galleries.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Six floors of design, this month from South American designers.Very reasonably priced admission. It also has a great gift shop of design items. The sixth floor has a resident artist who was making wooden art designs of New York City buildings. Across from the Time Warner Center, with a great amount of upscale shops and restaurants and the mandarin oriental... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Well, I have not studied art or design... I'm not a geek when it comes to those topics. Therefor I wasn't able to see all the details in the artists work or understand their influences in the designer-world. Still it's kind of interesting to see such creativity. The Museum is not that big, although it spreads over 6 floors. You'll... More 

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Braintree, Massachusetts
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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

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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7 attraction reviews
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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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