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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

The exhibits focus. on design and fashion. The Judith Lieber exhibit ends on 8/6/17. It alone is worth the visit. The purses are spectacular mini sculptures done in with exquisite detail. The counter-couture exhibit of fashion and style of the 60s & 70s is full...More

Thank Nellie144
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not too small, not too big, just right size. The exhibits change every few months, so you can go back again and see something entirely different. Clothing from the 1965-75 era was a blast from the past for again baby boomers. Best part was the...More

Thank TechTraveller
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very close to the shops at Columbus Circle. I came to MAD to see the Judith Lieber exhibit. There is also a nice museum shop there with a wonderful selection of beautiful jewelry and other items.

1  Thank Cindy L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting exhibitions, but not much permanent collections. Huge museum of 5 stores. In level 9 there is a Restaurant with superb view. The building has also contains wonderfully designed interior details so keep your eyes open. Museum shop with lotsa wonderful design products. Visiting here...More

Thank KalleHelsinki
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First, this museum does not really have a "permanent collection" on display, though, I do believe they have some artisan jewelry on view and contained in slide-out drawers that can usually be seen. The Museum seems to be trying to find its mission and niche...More

Thank antiques223
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Museum is about showing us how artists and designers transform our world. The Museum's mission is to educate us about the Arts and Crafts and their process. On a number of floors you can experience the making of art via an artist in residence...More

2  Thank Star707
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was expecting to see some furniture, etc but the exhibits when we went were all about fashion. One on wearable art was interesting and the other featured Judith Lieber hand bags in all their sparkly glory. The museum store has some very lovely jewelry...More

Thank Tracy K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to view the 70's Era Clothing exhibit. The displays were creatively displayed and well documented. However it was spread out between two floors and could easily fit on one. They also had a great collection of purses with crystals by Judith Leiber that have...More

Thank Dee V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Art, artist workshops, colorful, fun, style, forever changing! Special programs for kids but even without a special program, my grandkids, ages 8 and 5, had fun! Restaurant upstairs , great food and view need reservations but heh you never know!

Thank Merle D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited MAD museum on a Thursday evening during their pay-what-you wish hours from 6-9 PM. I came to see the Judith Leiber exhibit & was simply dazzled by all the dazzling & sparkly clutches that she's made by hand. The other floors of the...More

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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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