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Museum of Arts and Design

2 Columbus Circle, New York City, NY 10019
+1 212-299-7777
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2 Columbus Circle, New York City, NY 10019
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Reviewed May 26, 2017

First, this museum does not really have a "permanent collection" on display, though, I do believe they have some artisan jewelry on view and contained in slide-out drawers that can usually be seen. The Museum seems to be trying to find its mission and niche...More

Thank antiques223
Reviewed May 25, 2017

This Museum is about showing us how artists and designers transform our world. The Museum's mission is to educate us about the Arts and Crafts and their process. On a number of floors you can experience the making of art via an artist in residence...More

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Reviewed May 24, 2017

I was expecting to see some furniture, etc but the exhibits when we went were all about fashion. One on wearable art was interesting and the other featured Judith Lieber hand bags in all their sparkly glory. The museum store has some very lovely jewelry...More

Thank Tracy K
Reviewed May 22, 2017

Went to view the 70's Era Clothing exhibit. The displays were creatively displayed and well documented. However it was spread out between two floors and could easily fit on one. They also had a great collection of purses with crystals by Judith Leiber that have...More

Thank Dee V
Reviewed May 22, 2017

Art, artist workshops, colorful, fun, style, forever changing! Special programs for kids but even without a special program, my grandkids, ages 8 and 5, had fun! Restaurant upstairs , great food and view need reservations but heh you never know!

Thank Merle D
Reviewed May 21, 2017

I visited MAD museum on a Thursday evening during their pay-what-you wish hours from 6-9 PM. I came to see the Judith Leiber exhibit & was simply dazzled by all the dazzling & sparkly clutches that she's made by hand. The other floors of the...More

Thank SilverStar512
Reviewed May 7, 2017 via mobile

An amazing collection of Judith Leiber's Swarovski crystal purses on display detailing her life as a true artist. This is a special exhibit not to be missed. The museum itself is small and intimate but well worth the visit. Dining here is an option and...More

Thank DiDan725
Reviewed May 5, 2017 via mobile

A friend had told me about MAD, which was one block from my hotel so on a very rainy day it seemed like a good option. I'm so glad I took his advice! The collections were beautifully curated and the featured exhibit was a collection...More

1  Thank FloridaAuthor
Reviewed May 5, 2017 via mobile

They are having a fantastic show on Judith Leiber and her amazing bags. So many bags never shown before. Loved it. Also on the upper floors clothing from the hippie era in the 60s showing the creativity and crafts of embroidering regular clothes and making...More

Thank janeg99
Reviewed April 28, 2017 via mobile

Few times in my first 56 years I felt to be stolen my money like this fake and empty "museum"...! A few dresses , ZERO Design , zero art only 3 small storey ...really a waste of time and money....

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This is the iconic New York that so many visitors
imagine before they visit - spectacular skyscrapers
like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's paradise where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
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