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Address: 2 Columbus Circle, New York City, NY 10019
Phone Number: +1 212-299-7777
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Wandered in no agenda , surprised and happy we visited Porcelain art Adam and Eve in a must see adventure . Coral reef uncovered , math,geometry, and knitting

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wandered in no agenda , surprised and happy we visited Porcelain art Adam and Eve in a must see adventure . Coral reef uncovered , math,geometry, and knitting

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Rochester
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We actually met a friend for breakfast at the restaurant in this museum ("Robert' on the 9th floor). We decided to stay after eating to tour the museum and I was pleasantly surprised by the variety and quality of the exhibits. There were exhibits of fiber arts, ceramics, jewelry, and glassware, all of which stretched my concept of art and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a greta little museum- devoted to high end crafts: ceramics, jewellery, fabric etc. There are artists studios for work in progress and then several floor of exhibitions- often with an international twist. Works always well curated and explained. very reasonably entry. And a great shop with high quality crafts. (Plus a very nice restaurant with fab views over... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking for a museum that doesn't just hang framed canvas on the wall, this is the place! The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) concentrates on unique artwork and emphasizes texture and 3D creativity. Conveniently located just off Columbus Circle, don't forget to stop upstairs at Robert (in-house restaurant) for spectacular views before you leave the building.... More 

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Scranton, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visit NYC regularly and always fit in a trip to a museum or art gallery. I've been to all the major art museums several times (MET, MoMa, Guggenheim, etc) and think they are great, but this place is amazing in its own right. We wanted to try something new and stumbled upon this museum by chance. I thought the... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

While I've eaten at Robert, the excellent restaurant on the top floor of the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) building, I'd never been to the museum before. I loved the easy accessibility of this smaller, but well-worth-the-trip institution. You could take the stairs (which we did) or elevator to get to each floor. The exhibits were unique and lush,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

I like this museum. Not tourist attraction, small enough for me to enjoy the exhibition at my own pace and rhythm. Come here instead of those large museum.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

We went on a free tour in this wonderful museum. Saw three excelent exhibitions. Not everyone knows about this place and it is definately worth a visit

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Clearwater, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Very well done and the Resturant is a real sleeper. A great view above Columbus Circle and the food was wonderful. The traveling coral reef exhibit was new,different,captivating and reveling. The porcelain work was amazing and certainly worth checking out.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

Great location across from Central Park on Columbus Circle. The day we went two floors were closed for new installations. Disappointing, but they were kind enough to give a discount to get in. Great porcelain exhibit that was even a little bit naughty! Beautiful and yet fun! The other exhibit was a beautiful crochet exhibit done as coral. It had... More 

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