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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 #101 of 853 attractions in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Art Museums
Traveler Description: The Museum of Arts & Design has moved to a newly renovated building on Columbus Circle. The floors are on the small side for square footage but... more »
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Dunedin, Florida
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134 reviews 134 reviews
73 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Imagine seeing decorative items uniquely modern New York in the iconic Columbus Circle: textiles, jewelry. glass, wood , ironwork and even paper. Watch artists at work; enjoy a meal overlooking COLUMBUS himself and Central Park especially in the fall as the leaves turn. Take a tour and you will make astonishing discoveries and keep saying "i Didn't know that!"

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Richmond, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This has become our first stop Museum now, with it's great permanent collection and it's interesting changing exhibits. It never fails to illicit a Wow, from us. They have a nice restaurant and gift shop, too.

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Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I've been to NYC quite a bit and had never been to this museum. Worth every penny of admission. The main exhibit at the time was using 3-d technology in modern art. Wonderful stuff!

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Montpellier, France
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

It you are interested in seeing contemporary art, craft and design that transcends simple classification and which is less about the perceived value of 'high' art, this is a fun spot to go to and such a nice size to not feel overwhelmed in. There is a subtlety to the political and cultural reflection in these under-rated mediums. I am... More

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Bellingham, WA
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122 reviews 122 reviews
26 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This museum is located in Columbus Circle. The exhibit we saw was a retrospective of some items from their collection. It was interesting, but not spectacular. This museum used to be located near the old MoMa museum and contained modern Native American pieces which I enjoyed much better. There were some fascinating pieces (a clay jacket which you would swear... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This is the smallest art museum I have ever been to. Only one floor was interesting to me. I take my time to read everything and look at the art and still, I was out within less than 2 hours. Not worth the fee.

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Curitiba, PR
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The museum is small and pleasant to visit, usually holding quite interesting exhibitions on design and crafts. The building itself is worth the visit and the restaurant on the top floor is one of the best in town (also for a drink!) - although you better make a reservation to make sure your night doesn't end up frustrated. The small... More

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London
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

NYC friends recommended meeting at the museum of art and design - mainly because the restaurant is so fab. Really interesting museum, easy to get to... Well worth visiting, especially around brunch time for a selection of delicious brunch options accompanied with a one of their fab cocktails.

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Manhattan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I love this museum, well located in the middle of Columbus Circle. The exhibits are pleasingly compact, not overwhelming, and will suit people who aren't heavy-duty museum-goers because there are a lot of decorative exhibitions that are fun to look at. The restaurant (Robert) has a great view of the park and you can find reasonably priced items (be sure... More

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Somers Point, New Jersey
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

They had a very interesting display on how computers aid design and manufacturing of architecture, clothing, jewelry art, footwear, etc

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