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“Interesting and enlightening small museum”

Museum of Arts and Design
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New York City All Around Town Hop-on Hop-off Tour
Ranked #167 of 1,077 things to do in New York City
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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Interesting and enlightening small museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

After spending two weeks in New York doing all the main sights, we were pleasantly surprised by this museum. It is neatly laid out and organised, and the videos provide simple explanations about the exhibits and make you want to find out more. Thursday and Friday nights are pay-as-you-wish after 6pm.

Visited July 2013
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Atlanta, GA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Nice surprise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

This is one of those museums I'd wanted to visit for a while, but never seemed to have time. It is a small building on Columbus Circle. While we were there, there were two exhibits going on. On the top floors was an exhibit about wood being used in art. One the middle-lower floors was an exhibit about costume jewelry. Both were pretty interesting. We were here about an hour.

Visited July 2013
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san francisco
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107 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great small museum with just the best design items”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2013

Wonderful small museum with several different exhibits. I recently saw the wood, jewelry exhibit and glass exhibit and stayed for several hours.

This is the kind of museum where you can feel a relationship with the designers, intimate and carefully written notes on the items as well as videos of artists at work.

A welcomed oasis in the world of museums.

Visited July 2013
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losangeles
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97 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“jewelry show”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2013

great small museum with reasonable prices, located at
coiumbus circle and has a greart show of Jewerly that
makes you wish you had not sold your costume pieces.

Visited June 2013
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Asheville, North Carolina
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Don't Miss This Artistic Treasure on Columbus Circle!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2013

My husband, a metal sculptor and I visited this museum recently and were blown away with the exhibits, quality of work, and our docent Allen Levine! We were there for over 4 hours and enjoyed the current exhibits covering works in wood and glass and a special private costume jewelry collection. Don't miss the view from the top floor restaurant (we did and have to go back!)

Visited June 2013
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