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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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Nice museum - Beautiful & expensive store

I love the area of Columbus Circle in general and this museum specifically. Obviously, check out which exhibits are showing at the time of your visit. I loved the Jewelry exhibit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Tel Aviv, Israel
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love the area of Columbus Circle in general and this museum specifically. Obviously, check out which exhibits are showing at the time of your visit. I loved the Jewelry exhibit. I also love visiting the museum store - there are many beautiful items and nice artsy ideas, but it is pricey!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Yes, it's true there were only two floors open when we visited - though the shop has some really interesting stuff too. Still what we saw was really interesting and different. Loved the display of Harry Bertoia's 'Sonambient' sculptures plus some of his fantastic jewellery and other designs. Also loved some of the design from the 1960s and some great... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Go if it's raining and you alredy visit New York's main museums. It's like a very mini MOMA, only three floors, but with interesting exhibitions.

Thank Umarisa
Mexico City, Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very small museum in a very nice building. The exhibition space is small. The view from the restaurant at the top floor is amazing.

1 Thank MTorre
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was incredibly disappointed visiting the museum after seeing generally positive reviews here. We had a discounted entry price although weren't told why at the time - it turns out it was because 2 floors were shut. This left 4 floors - 1 was the shop, 1 was an artist floor (with a single artist on). The other 2 floors... More 

Thank James K
Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived to find two floors closed.. Artis work shop - one artist only on the whole floor.. So ended up with two exhibits to view....

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

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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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016 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 July 28, 2016

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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