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The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD)

Museums, Art and design Midtown West
3 out of 5 stars
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The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD)
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Located in a building originally constructed to house the now defunct Huntington Hartford Gallery of Modern Art, the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) features cutting edge examples of ceramics, furniture design, fiber art and metalsmithing, all involving “processes ranging from the artisanal to the digital,“ as its mission statement put its. As a result, MAD often mounts some of the liveliest shows of contemporary art around. Packed with amazing things to look at, MAD is definitely worth a visit.



Address: 2 Columbus Circle
New York

Cross street: between Broadway and Eight Ave
Transport: Subway: A, C, B, D, 1 to 59th St–Columbus Circle
Price: $16 seniors $14, students $12, Thu 6–9pm, pay-what-you-wish
Opening hours: Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun 10am–6 pm; Thu 10am–9pm
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A funky little museum, it takes less than two hours to see the whole thing, and in that time you'll see a lot of interesting and VERY modern works. Right now they have a whole theme of Audio and sound exhibits, which was fun and interactive!  You're definitely not getting the high quality work you'll see at the MOMA, but if you're looking for more up and coming artists in a more playful environment in a much more manageable space, then MAD is the place to go! On Sundays you can even watch some of the artists working in their studios, talk to them and ask questions!