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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
+1 212-299-7777
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

this is a relatively small museum, for your money, and you should be aware of what you are getting into before you waste your time: 1)there is no permanent collection - what is on display is only the Current Exhibits. So, take a look at...More

Thank keithk_nyc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The exhibits are hard to understand but for the arts and design person it could be great. We enjoyed our lunch at the Roberts restaurant at the 9 th floor. The central park view is to die for. I really love this restaurant.

Thank jojonyc464
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Highly interactive. Wonderful with children. It’s stuck smack in the middle of Columbus circle but easy to overlook. Take your student ID for reduced admission. Coat check and elevator available.

Thank Iluvabug
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Went for the Sonic Arcade: Shaping Space with Sound exhibition in October 2017. Very high quality exhibition, well curated, lots of interactivity. Don't expect to be curled; MAD requires much of the visitor. If you're a modern art buff with a technical interest, MAD will...More

Thank bzlm
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Everything revolved around sound and "art" but I could not appreciate, or observe art. I could only come to consider as "nice" if I thought of it from a tech perspective. And honestly, I was thinking about techology when I decided to visit. I am...More

1  Thank Anna Lucia Horta
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

A few very nice pieces, I was hooked by the psychedelic sound generator. But the rest was below what I expected, with no other context than "this is SJW artwork". I was expecting more. Two floors were close at the time of my visit though.

Thank MFrantz
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Only 2 floors of exhibits open out of 6 floors and a basement, due to a new installation not ready, but still charged 70% full admission. Exhibit about some avant garde combination of sound with art was underwhelming. I have been here twice before and...More

2  Thank michaelrM5717MD
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

We went to this museum, paid our admission then found out 2 of the 4 floors were closed for whatever! Then found out the restaurant we had wanted to dine in was closed for a private function. No one at the desk told us this...More

2  Thank Gary B
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We returned to this modern museum building yesterday to see the exhibit showing handmade clothing of the 60's hippies. Some of the outfits were quite beautiful and we could see that a lot of work went into most of them. Some garments were for street...More

1  Thank LWL3333
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Not a big museum, but very inspiring. We visited all exhibition floors - counter-couture (US fashion of the 60's), and the beautiful bags of Judith Leiber (both exhibitions are wonderful and fascinating). An hour of beauty in the heart of NY, before we crossed the...More

Thank Doron S
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 heaven where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
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