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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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Fourth visit this summer!

Just visited the MAD Museum for the fourth time this summer. It's a great place to bring relatives from out of town who want to see a museum but don't have hours to spend. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Just visited the MAD Museum for the fourth time this summer. It's a great place to bring relatives from out of town who want to see a museum but don't have hours to spend. The exhibits are fun, and my visitors all enjoyed recognizing the street scenes that Richard Estes so lovingly portrayed. One granddaughter participated in the wonderful tour... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We enjoyed our visit of the current exhibitions in all the floors. Of course you should check in advance on the website what is being shown at the moment. But also the building itself is nice, and you can combine it with a stroll through central park.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This is my new favorite art museum- a classy and more elegant alternative to MOMA, when you want a more quiet and less-frenzied experience (few tourists here). There is plenty to see on the 5 floors of exhibit space. Don't miss the wonderful exhibit of the photorealist paintings of the amazing Richard Estes. The gift shop offers a large selection... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

a Gem of a Museum formerly the American Craft Museum, showcases leaders in the field of Hand crafted art in mediums such as Ceramics, Jewelry, Wood, Fiber and paper. They do a great job of showcasing work from earlier years to current and get work on loan from private collectors as well as their vast permanent collection. Even the security... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We really enjoyed the Richard Estes exhibit. Stumbled in on our way to Central Park. It was great to see his works of NYC. My husband enjoyed looking for the artists' name hidden in each work.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Having gone through several name changes, the new space (since 2008) near Central Park has made MAD one of the new museums in New York that you should check out when you visit. If the current exhibition is one in which you are interested, go for it. Beautiful space & superbly curated exhibits.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Right now there are some interesting exhibitions on. Richard Estes is one of my favorite painters and I was so impressed with the amount of paintings on exhibition because he has done quite a few commissions. There's a beautiful collection of Tiffany jewelry, exhibition on mannequins, and go upstairs and visit the open studios. It's steep in price at 16... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Gorgeous museum and shop near Central Park. Features products designed by local artists. I managed to find some wonderful candlesticks as a thank you gift for a friend which was beautifully gift wrapped by the staff. Jewellry collection amazing.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This small art museum at Columbus Circle (southwest corner of Central Park) has no permanent collection but features temporary exhibits. The admission is USD 17 which in my opinion is very high for such a small museum that takes less than an hour to see. I did like very much the RICHARD ESTES exhibit which runs through 20 September 2015.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

A small but very engaging art museum on Columbus Circle. There is no permanent display, but a series of changing exhibitions on 5 floors of the building, including an ongoing Artist Studio/Project Space where one might observe an artist or designer at work (only one working when we were there). Admission is $16 for adults, and includes a free audio... More 

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