Museum of Arts and Design, New York City

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Art Museum · Hidden Gem · Specialty Museum
The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) champions contemporary makers across creative fields—presenting artists, designers, and artisans who apply the highest level of ingenuity and skill to their work.

Since the Museum’s founding in 1956 by philanthropist and visionary Aileen Osborn Webb, MAD has celebrated all facets of making and the creative processes by which materials are transformed, from traditional techniques to cutting-edge technologies.

Today, the Museum’s curatorial program builds upon a rich history of exhibitions that emphasize a cross-disciplinary approach to art and design, and reveals the workmanship behind the objects and environments that shape our everyday lives.

MAD provides an international platform for practitioners who are influencing the direction of cultural production and driving 21st-century innovation, fostering a participatory setting for visitors to have direct encounters with skilled making and compelling works of art and design.
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  • The museum is according to your taste and not exactly my cup of tea. Nice restaurant with amazing views on about 9th floor.  more »
  • I am really beginning to enjoy visiting the Museum of Arts & Design. They are mounting some really interesting shows at the museum. I visited two shows today and took a walking tour and it was very.....  more »
  • The best museum gift store in NYC! Hope delivered outstanding customer service to me and my friends and addressed all of our outlandish questions and requests with grace and charm. It was a wonderful shopping experience!!! The Anna Sui exhibit is Marvelous⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • A good museum that not many people know about in NYC compared to other more popular art museums. Decent amount of exhibits and a nice looking restaurant too. A good change of pace from other modern art museums. Would recommend

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