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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
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Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Great way to spend a morning!

We love this museum and have frequented it on several occasions. The exhibits they promise are always there and the way they are displayed is not overwhelming. The temperature is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Bobbi P

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42 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We love this museum and have frequented it on several occasions. The exhibits they promise are always there and the way they are displayed is not overwhelming. The temperature is just right inside the building and everyone who works there is friendly.

Thank Bobbi P
Poughkeepsie, NY
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125 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small museum in a historic Columbus Circle (renovated) landmark. Adult entry is $16, elder is $14, and student is $12. The gift shop is interesting. MAD invites artists to create an installation using jewelry from the permanent collection - "Ebony G. Patterson: Dead Treez" actually is astonishing and thoughtful. Also, the current Wendell Castle exhibit, which occupies... More 

Thank DrSGPrice
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201 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited the city many times in the past but this is the first time visiting this museum. It is 9 floors full of enjoyable exhibits and interesting displays plus live discussion and guides. Well worth the admission price.

Thank ronDover
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29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Museum of Arts and Design is not for everyone, but we really enjoyed our time here. This is a relatively small museum, so your experience might be affected by the current exhibits. It’s easy to get to since it’s located at Columbus Circle, on the southwest corner of Central Park. A few tips for your visit: First, make sure... More 

Thank IlliniTrav
Macomb, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Start on floor 8 where the artist's studios have one doing their art. Work your way down exploring the exhibits on every floor down. There is a restaurant on the top floor, but I've never tried it.

Thank SpringBreak-IL
Naples, Florida
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35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great museums are in museum-quality buildings, where art and architecture are a complete experience. Great museums lead their visitors on a wonderful procession through well designed spaces. Vertical circulation between art galleries on different floors can be designed to be gracious and comfortable and delightful (think Frank Lloyd Wright, or I.M. Pei). But that’s not the case here, where code-minimum... More 

Thank Joseph L
Blue Point, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Love the workshops. Always like chatting with artisit in residence to find out whats current. Definitely recommend the cafe as well.

Thank Shrigami
Washington, DC
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70 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Went here with a friend one Sunday afternoon. The exhibit spaces are small but well laid out and the exhibits were diverse, including gorgeous wooden furniture, jewelry and Japanese ceramics. Stop at the gift store for unusual items and beautiful jewelry. Worth it for sure if you are in the area.

Thank Decoamie
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

This is a small museum but very special because there is usually an artist in residence working on his or her craft. You can talk with the artist, ask questions about his craft, and see examples of his or her work. The exhbits on the lower floors vary, but the exhibits are always nicely curated and often accompanied by videos... More 

Thank roxieontheroad
North Central Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Went to see the Wendell Castle furniture exhibit which was amazing, 2 floors worth, but the other floors had great stuff too. The gift shop had especially beautiful things. Location on Columbus Circle is also especially nice. 1 subway stop up to Strawberry Field and a walk through Central Park. Got in museum for free with reciprocal membership from my... More 

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