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Museum of Arts and Design

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Address: 2 Columbus Cir, New York City, NY 10019-1800
Phone Number: 212.299.7777
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Interesting exhibitions, but not for budget travelers!

At $16/adult admission, MAD is on the pricey side for the size of the galleries. I could stomach this amount for a venue such as the Met or MoMA or New York Botanical or the Bronx... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At $16/adult admission, MAD is on the pricey side for the size of the galleries. I could stomach this amount for a venue such as the Met or MoMA or New York Botanical or the Bronx Zoo where a visitor could easily spend the entire day and still not see everything. There were two exhibitions here during my visit and,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small museum for a city with many large ones, so it is a great space to pop in if your around Columbus Circle. You can get through it in under a half an hour including the gift store.

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Astoria, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

MAD is a wonderful museum set in the shadows of Columbus Circle, but compared to its other bigger counterparts is less well know. I was here last week and enjoyed some of their exhibits/

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

I say that I have ambivalent feelings about this museum because on one hand, both my wife and I loved the way in which the art is presented, with plenty of space to be able to view nearly everything in the round, but on the other hand we found much of the art did not appeal to us, despite the... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

The museum has 4 floors of artworks and one floor with 2 artist workshops (currently weavers). If the floor floors, two were dedicated to the work of work of collaborators Job Smeets (Belgian, b. 1970) and Nynke Tynagel (Dutch, b. 1977). We enjoyed their work very much. One floor was dedicated to graphic design. This was the least interesting to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

It was nice to spend an hour or so walking around this museum, though you could definitely spend more time there if you are really interested in learning more about the art. There are interactive exhibits during the week that seem appealing. I happened to go on a weekend when nothing was going on. The museum is set up very... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

We were expecting and incredible museum. It was actually quite small, with only four or five floors with small exhibits. We were hoping for much more substance from $16 tickets!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

An exceptional museum. Try to join one of the docent tours, daily at 1130 and 3. The exhibits are always unique and thought provoking. It is not a big museum but t is a jam. i i

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Waste of time and money unless you are very focused on just a few modern artists. There are great museums in NYC, but this is not one of them. Too specialized for our tastes.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

We expected to see FUNCTIONAL works of art and were faced with fanciful, non useful, stuff called art.

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