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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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boston
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boston
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37 reviews 37 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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106 reviews 106 reviews
53 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
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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Toronto, Canada
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88 reviews 88 reviews
35 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The current collection here did not interest me that much. There is not a great deal to see in this museum and with only one main collection I was somewhat bored (and glad to be done) by the end. I wouldn't return, as for the price I think I would prefer to go to many other museums in the city... More 

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Lexington, VA
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49 reviews 49 reviews
27 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

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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161 reviews 161 reviews
29 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

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
16 helpful votes 16 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 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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