Museum of Arts & Design (MAD)

Museum of Arts & Design (MAD)

Art Museum, Design Studio, and Museum
Theater District, New York
  • The folks at Time Out New York and The Corcoran Group like this place. Would you agree?
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  • Connie C.
    "Central Park treetops on the 9th floor."(3 Tips)
    Amy R.
    "Take the stairs; they offer a few surprises."(4 Tips)
    Carla D.
    "Open Studios on the 6th Floor"(2 Tips)
    "The view from 'ROBERT' (the restaurant upstairs) is great!"(13 Tips)
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  • Fernanda G.
    It was interesting, the location is nice.
  • marcus L.
    marcus LApril 20
    Little museum. Just give it a try. Has some surprisingly interesting exhibitions.
  • Michelle W.
    Pay as you want Thursday nights + free coat check downstairs
  • Benjamin A.
    Good exhibits.
  • Trae F.
    Trae FApril 2
    There's always some fascinating exhibits here. Go upstairs to Roberts for a cocktail and a great view!
  • Ahn B.
    Ahn BustamanteFebruary 5
    Start from the top floor on your way down.
  • Ahn B.
    Ahn BustamanteFebruary 2
    Great museum. I absolutely like the crochet coral reef project by the Wertheim sisters.
  • Michael H.
    Michael HaaralaOctober 17, 2016
    Very interesting collections, but with only two floors currently open (three total collections), it's not worth the admission.
  • Stephanie
    StephanieJune 6, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Hands down one of my favorite museums in the city. Lovely space and the exhibitions are so well curated. I especially look forward to the videos that accompany what's on view.
  • Diane J.
    Diane Jean-MaryApril 8, 2016
    More interesting exhibits than MoMA
  • Curtis J.
    Curtis J.March 20, 2016
    Some unique items on display.
  • Roy P.
    Roy PomerantzJanuary 2, 2016
    Unbeatable views of Central Park right.........
  • David Q.
    David QuangNguyenDecember 1, 2015
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  • Rebecca W.
    Rebecca WAugust 31, 2015
    Great small museum
  • What's Good Here
    What's Good HereJuly 24, 2015
    Looking for a unique gift? Stop here for their creative selection of interesting items. No museum admission needed.
  • Amy R.
    Amy RobertsonMarch 15, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    A relatively small museum but the exhibits are often unique. Take the stairs; they offer a few surprises.
  • Daniel T.
    Daniel TewfikJanuary 18, 2015
    Beautiful vantage point of Central Park
  • Connie C.
    Connie ChiuNovember 19, 2014
    Very unique pieces. Love the quaint space and view onto the Central Park treetops on the 9th floor.
  • Phoenix 💥💥💥
    Phoenix 💥💥💥September 3, 2014
    Training from experts if you're so inclined
  • What's Good Here
    What's Good HereAugust 12, 2014
    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.
  • Pierre v.
    Pierre van MedgeAugust 8, 2014
    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.
  • 99U
    99UApril 22, 2014
    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
  • Toni H.
    Toni HaberApril 2, 2014
    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.
  • Laura M.
    Laura Moreno SaragaDecember 16, 2013
    For shapeways 3D scan, wear something colorful!
  • Snezhana
    SnezhanaDecember 2, 2013
    3D-printers and 3D-printed dress, shoes, underwear e.t.c. One of the most inspirational museum I've ever seen.
  • Tengchao Z.
    Tengchao ZhouNovember 24, 2013
    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 Z.
    Tengchao ZhouNovember 24, 2013
    Body & Soul are very powerful arts revealing dark sides of human nature. It ends on March 2, 2014.
  • Talisman
    TalismanOctober 17, 2013
    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
    TalismanOctober 17, 2013
    Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital exhibition.
  • Talisman
    TalismanOctober 16, 2013
    Out of Hand: Materializing the Post-digital. One of the most innovative and inspirational museums in NYC.
  • highwind
    highwindAugust 14, 2013
    Free admissions for Bloomberg employees.
  • Pearson - Always Learning
    Draw inspiration for your own work from the incredible range of exhibits on show.
  • 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.
    Hans SchenckApril 3, 2013
    Super chill super cool place. Never crowded. A welcome retreat from MoMA madness. And (this counts) the security guards are fucking cool.
  • Drew F.
    Drew FreyMarch 14, 2013
    Get coffee on the top floor for amazing views over Central Park for only the cost of an over priced coffee at $7.
  • Caroline D.
    Caroline DNovember 1, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Mariana L.
    Mariana LSeptember 27, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Pay what-you-wish after 6 PM on Thursdays
  • Sarah R.
    Sarah RobertsonMay 27, 2012
    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.
  • Alexandria P.
    Alexandria PangMay 13, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    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!
  • Joe M.
    Joe MangrumMay 7, 2012
    Catch me this week at Mad Museum Here is my latest announcement and details of all the upcoming shows...please come!
  • Juliana R.
    Juliana RubiApril 28, 2012
    Great view from the restaurant upstairs!
  • Daniel R.
    Daniel RobMarch 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Love the current collar exhibit and the Asian artists showing.
  • Flavorpill
    FlavorpillFebruary 27, 2012
    Admission is pay-what-you-wish from 6 to 9 pm on KML Fridays. For more info:
  • Nic S.
    Nic SFebruary 24, 2012
    Don't miss the mini-exhibits on the staircase landings!
  • Thompson Hotels
    Thompson HotelsFebruary 24, 2012
    Though lesser known, the Museum of Art and Design is earning raves from attendees – and it’s just across the street.
  • Lea Z.
    Lea ZaydowiczFebruary 3, 2012
    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!
  • MetroFocus
    MetroFocusJanuary 18, 2012
    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
  • EchoDA
    EchoDADecember 25, 2011
    seeing is believing :-)
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupDecember 12, 2011
    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!
  • Chantelle S.
    Chantelle SousaNovember 27, 2011
    Dessert and drinks at the top of the building at night, wonderful!
  • TheParrisFoundation
    TheParrisFoundationNovember 16, 2011
    The view from 'ROBERT' (the restaurant upstairs) is great!
  • Time Out New York
    Time Out New YorkOctober 31, 2011
    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
  • Robert B.
    Robert B.October 15, 2011
    Take the stairs. There's art on the stairs.
  • Razorfish
    RazorfishSeptember 19, 2011
    A great place to spend some time enjoying art in a chill, non-frenzied environment.
  • IWalked Audio Tours
    IWalked Audio ToursSeptember 10, 2011
    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
  • G W.
    G WongSeptember 6, 2011
    The otherworldly exhibition of dioramas from all over the world is a must see, thank me later.
  • Virginia G.
    Virginia GrayAugust 25, 2011
    Pay what you can Thursdays, 6-9
  • adroyt
    adroytAugust 22, 2011
    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.
  • Cecily W.
    Cecily WilsonAugust 16, 2011
    Pick up a free iPod for artists' audio when you pay admission. Just need to leave credit card as deposit.
  • Tony F.
    Tony FrossAugust 15, 2011
    One of NYC's best (and least known) museums Read more
  • Andy D.
    Andy DAugust 8, 2011
    great specialized museum Read more
  • Diego R.
    Diego RufoApril 4, 2011
    Take a look to their termporay exhibitions and activities! Read more
  • Carla D.
    Carla DianaMarch 20, 2011
    Check out the Open Studios on the 6th Floor where you can see artists and designers in residence work on their craft. Fun!
  • reallybadartist
    reallybadartistMarch 2, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Please don't forget your student or military ID, to save some cash flow!!!
  • Brette C.
    Brette C. 😎🎶February 8, 2011
    If you're into design, you must visit MAD if you're in the NYC. On the top floor you can visit the designer's studios and watch them at work.
  • Oonline
    OonlineOctober 3, 2010
    Dead or Alive exhibit is amazing. Not to be missed. If you can.
  • Arli D.
    Arli DoannkOctober 1, 2010
  • Russell E.
    Russell EbrightAugust 7, 2010
    Dead or Alive exhibit currently on 4th & 5th floor is definitely worth checking out.
  • Dora
    DoraJune 28, 2010
    Be warned: Backpacks, umbrellas, large bags, and large strollers must be left at the coat check. Only umbrella-style strollers are allowed on the gallery floors.Powered by Read more
  • Rosie B.
    Rosie BleszczApril 4, 2010
    The view is incredible!
  • Justin N.
    Justin NassiriMarch 13, 2010
    The paper exhibit on floor 4 and 5 is fantastic. Best exhibit I've see this month.
  • David A.
    David AdlerJanuary 25, 2010
    At lunch at roberts owned by ark restaurant and named after event designer Robert Isabel who passed away in the summer. Fantastic.
  • Nichelle G.
    Nichelle GainerDecember 8, 2009
    Check out Studio Sundays and the permanent collection. Read more
  • Andy S.
    Andy SzybalskiOctober 21, 2009
    look out one of the vertical-striped windows toward Columbus circle. move your head left and right.
  • Sly
    SlyOctober 17, 2009
    Some unique funky stuff in the museum store.
  • Carl B.
    Carl BlackApril 4, 2009
    Pay-What-You-Wish on Thursdays from 6 to 9 PM!
  • Natalia N.
    Natalia NJanuary 6, 2016
    El tour guiado que ofrece el museo es el recorrido ideal.
  • Cristo L.
    Cristo LeonJuly 24, 2015
    Otra opcion por si llueve
  • Francão
    FrancãoApril 23, 2015
    Inovador e interesante
  • Daniela R.
    Daniela RiquelmeMarch 13, 2015
    Bueno, pero poquísimo.
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