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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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A great place to get away from the crowd

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 January 2017
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Davidson, North Carolina
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 

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Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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.

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Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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.

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Pound Ridge, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

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

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Thank NoScreenName1960
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

The docents are fabulous and give great tours. Come on Thursday nights for pay what you wish nights. I love their unique and excellent gift shop.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

When we visited MAD four years ago, we noted with regret that there was only one exhibition. No such complaint this time: there were six, as all four gallery floors were occupied. I particularly liked the porcelain by Chris Antemann, and the show of Peter Voulkos's pottery in the 1950s and 1960s, "The Breakthrough Years," but the other exhibitions were... More 

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Paris, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

A nice and quite small museum. Interesting exhibitions but the best is their giftshop! Such varied and exquisite items!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

The Museum of Arts and Design provides a welcome relief from the hustle and bustle of New York City. It is a relatively small museum, but has some extremely interesting exhibits that celebrates high end 'craft'. One floor was dedicated to the extraordinary work of two female artists who create coral from crocheted material. Although this sounds odd, it was... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 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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