Museum of Arts and Design, New York City

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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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  • Really enjoyed this museum. On the small side, but has some different exhibits. We went specifically to see an exhibit on punk music and weren’t disappointed, except that no music was playing on one o...  more »
  • A design group that I am a member of had a special tour of an exhibit called LOOT, which was a 4-5 day exhibit, and which corresponded to my visit to the City. So I went. I had not been to this museum...  more »
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  • I love this design museum. They always have interesting exhibitions and I often suggest it to other people who are visiting out of town. This museum is a comfortable size, so you can get your design fix without getting overly exhausted. I also enjoy their open studios when you can chat with various creatives and see their work-in-progress.
  • In my opinion this is an extremely over rated experience for the $8.00 student fee they charge for out of state students. The abstract art didn't look anything great and didn't seem to have been made with a design mindset. The sixth floor had only one artist to interact with who seemed extremely tired and exhausted. I wish they collected better artwork and were slightly more design oriented since the word Design is part of their name. The giftstore was the best part of my experience and you can visit that for free.
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