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Museum of Arts & Design

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Originally designed in 1964 by Radio City Music Hall architect Edward Durell Stone to house the Gallery of Modern Art, 2 Columbus Circle (nicknamed the "Lollipop Building" because of the Candyland-like columns that lined its base) was a windowless monolith that had sat empty since 1998. After an 18-month overhaul (with a price tag topping $90 million), the ten-story building now has a 150-seat auditorium for public events, classrooms, a restaurant and four floors of exhibition galleries, including the Tiffany & Co. Foundation Jewelry Gallery. Founded in 1956 as the Museum of Contemporary Crafts, the institution brings together contemporary objects created in a wide range of media—including clay, glass, wood, metal and cloth—with a strong focus on materials and process. Visitors can now watch as resident artists create works in studios on the sixth floor, and curators are able to display more of the 2,000-piece permanent collection in the larger space, including porcelain ware by Cindy Sherman, stained glass by Judith Schaechter, black-basalt ceramics by James Turrell and Robert Arneson’s mural Alice House Wall, on view for the first time in two decades.
Venue name: Museum of Arts & Design
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Address: 2 Columbus Circle
New York
10019
Cross street: at Broadway
Opening hours: Tue, Wed, Sat, Sun 10am–6pm; Thu, Fri 10am–9pm
Transport: Subway: A, C, B, D, 1 to 59th St–Columbus Circle
Price: $16, seniors $14, students $12, 18 and under free; Thu, Fri 6–9pm pay what you wish

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