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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
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Great museum, but not well known in the big apple

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Astoria, New York
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Astoria, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 

1 Thank LWL3333
Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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!

1 Thank Chana G
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Plano, Texas
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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.

1 Thank TexasCynic
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.

1 Thank RachelLev613
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

As usual the MAD continues to surprise me and enlighten I know Bertoia for his #knoll collaboration but his musical sculptures are unique and beautiful Go enjoy this experience

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Oceanside, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Attended the HR Giger film weekend last May 2015. The theatre was comfortable if a bit chilly at times. It was a nice space for the event.

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