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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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Interesting, Well Curated, Educational

The summer collection at MAD is well worth exploring - both for the art and the informative displays.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Irvine, California

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The summer collection at MAD is well worth exploring - both for the art and the informative displays.

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Macomb, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

This small museum on Columbus Circle always has eye-popping exhibits. The studios on floor 6 usually have artists at work. The current display of paintings by Robert Estes is especially impressive.

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Arlington, Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

My primary reason for a trip to NYC was to visit this museum and MOMA. The exhibits that are presented are very well curated. Otherwise, I was a bit disappointed. I had heard that this museum was THE Arts and Craft Museum. Not so much. While the presentation of what they have is impeccable, there is just so much more... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I am a member of this museum and have visited often with my family. The exhibits are amazing to look upon. I feel this is the ideal museum for everyone.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This is a small museum that usually specializes in crafts but on the day of our visit featured an exhibit of the New York paintings of the photorealist artist Richard Estes. Most of the paintings are from the last three decades of the 20th century and effectively capture the city's streetscape of that period. And with its many highly-detailed scenes... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I love this museum. The exhibits are always imaginative, the museum is a manageable size so you can see it all, and there's a terrific café upstairs on the 9th floor with a beautiful view of Columbus Circle and Central Park.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

New York has so many great museums, this one may be overlooked. We enjoyed both the permanent and the special exhibits. At the time of our visit, two floors highlighted women artists who were doing amazing work. And, even if you don't have time for the whole museum, the museum shop is worth visiting.

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Lufkin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

The Museum of Arts and Design provides great insight into the process of making art. Current exhibits of painter Richard Estes and designer Ralph Pucci (mannequins) are unique, educational, and satisfying. This museum has a great mission and niche, and they do it well! A must for those looking to dig deeper than the usual.

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Dereham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Only a small museum but well worth a visit. Exhibits are rather modern and there are some workshops on the top floor. Has a shop on ground floor which had lots of good quality items for sale.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 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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Address: Address: 2 Columbus Circle, New York City, NY 10019
Phone Number: 212.299.7777
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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