Museum of Arts & Design (MAD)

Museum of Arts & Design (MAD)

Art Museum, Design Studio, and Museum · Theater District
2 Columbus Cir (btwn 8th Ave & Broadway), New York, NY 10019, United States
Open until 9:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Wed, Sat–Sun
    • 10:00 AM–6:00 PM
  • Thu–Fri
    • 10:00 AM–9:00 PM
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Yes (incl. American Express)

materials. process. contemporary creation.


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    Toni H.
    "unbeatable views of Central Park right"(4 Tips)
    Carla D.
    "Open Studios on the 6th Floor"(3 Tips)
    Connie C.
    "Central Park treetops on the 9th floor."(3 Tips)
    Lea Z.
    "Take the stairs down, there is gorgeous art in between the floors!"(4 Tips)
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  • Rebecca W.

    Great small museum

    Rebecca W · August 31
  • What's Good Here

    Looking for a unique gift? Stop here for their creative selection of interesting items. No museum admission needed.

    What's Good Here · July 24
  • Amy R.

    A relatively small museum but the exhibits are often unique. Take the stairs; they offer a few surprises.

    Amy Robertson · March 15
  • Daniel T.

    Beautiful vantage point of Central Park

    Daniel Tewfik · January 18
  • Connie C.

    Very unique pieces. Love the quaint space and view onto the Central Park treetops on the 9th floor.

    Connie Chiu · November 19, 2014
  • Phoenix 💥💥💥

    Training from experts if you're so inclined

    Phoenix 💥💥💥 · September 3, 2014
  • What's Good Here

    Located off of Central Park, MAD exhibits contemporary handmade objects created using a variety of media. Be sure to visit the gift shop for its selection of interesting & unusual items & gifts.

    What's Good Here · August 12, 2014
  • Pierre v.

    Lovely museum, perfect size for a 2-hour visit. The temporary exhibits manage to fascinate no matter the subject. Nice restaurant with views of Central Park on one of the upper floors.

    Pierre van Medge · August 8, 2014
  • 99U

    Boasting views of Central Park and kooky, high-design décor, Robert's cafe inside MAD is the perfect place to grab lunch or have a post-sunset cocktail. Open Daily: 11:30am-3pm, 5:30pm-12am

    99U · April 22, 2014
  • Toni H.

    Walk around the museum first or go straight up to the 9th floor for Robert's, the museum's colorful restaurant that offers unbeatable views of Central Park right from your table.

    Toni Haber · April 2, 2014
  • Laura M.

    For shapeways 3D scan, wear something colorful!

    Laura Moreno Saraga · December 16, 2013
  • Snezhana

    3D-printers and 3D-printed dress, shoes, underwear e.t.c. One of the most inspirational museum I've ever seen.

    Snezhana · December 2, 2013
  • Tengchao Z.

    You can get a 3D scan of yourself on the second floor! And you can order it online! You can print it in brass and certain silver!!

    Tengchao Zhou · November 24, 2013
  • Tengchao Z.

    Body & Soul are very powerful arts revealing dark sides of human nature. It ends on March 2, 2014.

    Tengchao Zhou · November 24, 2013
  • Talisman

    Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital exhibition #MichaelRees outdoor sculpture next to MAD museum! Have a coffee, sit down and check out the goods!

    Talisman · October 17, 2013
  • Talisman

    Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital exhibition.

    Talisman · October 17, 2013
  • Talisman

    Out of Hand: Materializing the Post-digital. One of the most innovative and inspirational museums in NYC.

    Talisman · October 16, 2013
  • Feng Z.

    Free admissions for Bloomberg employees.

    Feng Zhou · August 14, 2013
  • Pearson - Always Learning

    Draw inspiration for your own work from the incredible range of exhibits on show.

    Pearson - Always Learning · July 29, 2013
  • Teachers College S.

    Lectures, films, performances, and symposia related to the Museum's collection and subjects affecting the world of contemporary art, craft, and design are held in the building's historic auditorium.

  • Hans S.

    Super chill super cool place. Never crowded. A welcome retreat from MoMA madness. And (this counts) the security guards are fucking cool.

    Hans Schenck · April 3, 2013
  • Drew F.

    Get coffee on the top floor for amazing views over Central Park for only the cost of an over priced coffee at $7.

    Drew Frey · March 14, 2013
  • Caroline D.

    Be warned .... Foursquare deal is misleading - you must show 4 receipts before obtaining a free year of member ship despite the fact that the deal does not say this. Who the heck keeps receipts?!Rude.

    Caroline D · November 1, 2012
  • Mariana L.

    Pay what-you-wish after 6 PM on Thursdays

    Mariana L · September 27, 2012
  • Sarah R.

    Tuesday to Sunday from 11:00 am to 6:00 pmThursday and Friday from 11:00 am to 9:00 pmclosed Mondays and major holidaysTix: $15.

    Sarah Robertson · May 27, 2012
  • Alexandria P.

    Explore the exhibit, "Hanging Around: Necklaces from the MAD Collection". Don't be shy about opening the drawers below the displays-- truly many beauties to discover!

    Alexandria Pang · May 13, 2012
  • Joe M.

    Catch me this week at Mad Museum Here is my latest announcement and details of all the upcoming shows...please come!

    Joe Mangrum · May 7, 2012

    MAD has some interesting exhibits (we dig the contemporary jewelry gallery & gorgeous collection of quilts), and the Open Studio (w special demonstations by featured artists) is a pretty nifty idea. Read more · May 1, 2012
  • Juliana R.

    Great view from the restaurant upstairs!

    Juliana Rubi · April 28, 2012
  • Daniel R.

    Love the current collar exhibit and the Asian artists showing.

    Daniel Rob · March 19, 2012
  • Flavorpill

    Admission is pay-what-you-wish from 6 to 9 pm on KML Fridays. For more info:

    Flavorpill · February 27, 2012
  • Nic S.

    Don't miss the mini-exhibits on the staircase landings!

    Nic S · February 24, 2012
  • Thompson Hotels

    Though lesser known, the Museum of Art and Design is earning raves from attendees – and it’s just across the street.

    Thompson Hotels · February 24, 2012
  • Lea Z.

    Take the elevator up to the 6th floor and work your way down, that's how the museum is designed. Take the stairs down, there is gorgeous art in between the floors! Do a free tour, very informative!

    Lea Zaydowicz · February 3, 2012
  • MetroFocus

    Escape the cold and explore this magnificent museum, Pay-What-You-Wish on Thursdays from 6 to 9 PM! Check out MetroFocus for other discounts for museums in the NYC area. Read more

    MetroFocus · January 18, 2012
  • EchoDA

    seeing is believing :-)

    EchoDA · December 25, 2011
  • The Corcoran Group

    Have a drink on the 9th Floor at Robert and enjoy the spectacular view of Central Park. Check out all the exhibits and let us know what your new hobby is going to be!

    The Corcoran Group · December 12, 2011
  • Chantelle S.

    Dessert and drinks at the top of the building at night, wonderful!

    Chantelle Sousa · November 27, 2011
  • TheParrisFoundation

    The view from 'ROBERT' (the restaurant upstairs) is great!

    TheParrisFoundation · November 16, 2011
  • Time Out New York

    The best spot to discover your new favorite hobby gives you an up-close view of its artisans-in-residence during its daily open studio. Interactive workshops offer hands-on training from the experts. Read more

    Time Out New York · October 31, 2011
  • Robert B.

    Take the stairs. There's art on the stairs.

    Robert B. · October 15, 2011
  • Razorfish

    A great place to spend some time enjoying art in a chill, non-frenzied environment.

    Razorfish · September 19, 2011
  • IWalked Audio Tours

    4 floors of exhibits across 54K sq ft. In 1964 building became known as the "Lollipop Building" via a scathing review of architecture. Building "re-faced" in 2008 w/22K glazed tiles. More info in blog Read more

    IWalked Audio Tours · September 10, 2011
  • G W.

    The otherworldly exhibition of dioramas from all over the world is a must see, thank me later.

    G Wong · September 6, 2011
  • Virginia G.

    Pay what you can Thursdays, 6-9

    Virginia Gray · August 25, 2011
  • adroyt

    Ah: we have the fondest memories of holding a tweet-up here when Stephen Burks debuted "Are You a Hybrid?" in April 2011. If you want cutting edge, don't miss MAD.

    adroyt · August 22, 2011
  • Cecily W.

    Pick up a free iPod for artists' audio when you pay admission. Just need to leave credit card as deposit.

    Cecily Wilson · August 16, 2011
  • Tony F.

    One of NYC's best (and least known) museums Read more

    Tony Fross · August 15, 2011
  • Andy D.

    great specialized museum Read more

    Andy D · August 8, 2011
  • Diego R.

    Take a look to their termporay exhibitions and activities! Read more

    Diego Rufo · April 4, 2011

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