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Museum of Arts and Design

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Address: 2 Columbus Circle, New York City, NY 10019
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Great little museum with super exhibits

I did not even know this was here, and was really impressed when I visited. I took a tour with a docent, which definitely added to the experience. I saw the Judith Leiber... read more

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Massapequa, New York
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Massapequa, New York
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

I did not even know this was here, and was really impressed when I visited. I took a tour with a docent, which definitely added to the experience. I saw the Judith Leiber handbag exhibit, which was breathtakingly beautiful. Also visited with one of the on-site craftspeople, which was very interesting. The 1960s-1970s embellished clothing really spoke to a specific... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited April 2017 and saw three terrific exhibits: (1) Judith Leiber handbags - fantastic; (2) Counter-culture fashion; and (3) "Loot" - an annual show of jewelry artists from around the world. I would definitely visit again. Gift shop is quite large and carries a lot of unique gift items at many different price points. Accessibility: excellent. There is a restaurant... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small museum with a wonderful collection of fine crafts - art glass, jewelry, ceramics, fiber, etc. The current Judith Leiber handbag exhibit showcases some exquisite bags. The exhibit space allows you to get an up close view of the fine handcraft of the bags. The gift shop always has some lovely pieces.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I always head to this museum when I visit New York. The exhibitions always change and each time you see something new and interesting. I highly reccomend heading to the restaurant on the top floor, the lunchtime menu is good and reasonably priced, and if you're lucky you may get a table by the window. The views of Columbus Circle... More 

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Hamilton, NJ
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Museum, that opened its doors in its new building at Columbus Circle in 2008, features both a permanent collection ("global in scope and includes art, craft, and design from 1950 to the present day") and various, often changing exhibitions. The museum is also unique in its Open Studio program ("that enables visitors to observe and interact with artists engaged... More 

Davidson, North Carolina
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Living in Charlotte, NC , we have an incredible Mint Museum of Craft and Design. I expected the same quality of exhibits at this museum. A retrospective of 1960's and 1970's counter culture clothing and memorabilia was a walk down memory lane but when you have lived through this questionable fashion, not a necessary repeat. Exhibit space is good. Dining... More 

Thank JMac28046
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It’s a modern art museum that shows beautiful pieces with material as one of the central themes. Material such as ceramic, fiber, and gold. I particularly enjoyed the exquisite porcelain collection by Chris Antemann and the irregularly shaped ceramic art by Peter Voulkos. Pay-as-you-wish every Thursday evening.

Thank gboi77
Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum has very little to see. Two floors are closed and the other two floors show clothing from the 60s.. I was so surprised how very little there is too see. Totally disappointed with this place. The restaurant on the 9th floor is excellent.

Thank ronnie46942
Pound Ridge, New York
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Reviewed 24 January 2017

lots of difft shows here, rotating on difft schedules. something to be found in every gallery, on every floor. and don't miss one of the best gift shops in the city--esply for contemporary artisan jewelry!

Thank salemwitch39
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Reviewed 24 January 2017

On Columbus circle. Adjacent to Central Park. Constantly changing exhibits in an interesting facility.

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