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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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A wonderful museum

The MAD museum is a small low key museum, with no queues nor fuss, but it has a great agenda, and depending on the changing exhibitions can reach greatness. We had the pleasure of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Haifa, Israel
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Haifa, Israel
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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

The MAD museum is a small low key museum, with no queues nor fuss, but it has a great agenda, and depending on the changing exhibitions can reach greatness. We had the pleasure of seeing the women innovators in desigh exhibit, which was lovely, and the Richard Estes exhibit which was absolutly exhilarating. A must see, especially if it not... More 

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Illinois
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Love this museum, I am a member- attended an opening of 100 women artists from the second half of the 20th century- wonderful and has one of the best gift shops with mostly American made products-

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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Unlike some venues, this showplace provided enough space that one could actually view and absorb the pieces on exhibit. The spacing and lighting are excellent. Extremely comfortable experience.

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Rochester, NY
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

MAD really knows how to create and present lively and interesting exhibitions! Love the way more of their jewelry collection is installed in drawers that you can pull out for browsing. Fantastic views from the restaurant, Robert.

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Baltimore, MD
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62 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

MAD is an under-appreciated gem at Columbus Circle. The current exhibit featuring photorealist painter Richard Estes is fabulous -- by all means go before it disappears. But all of MAD's shows are first rate, and the Robert café provides a wonderful place to dine and look out over the Circle and Central Park while you savor the art you've just... More 

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

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
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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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26 reviews 26 reviews
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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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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