Museum of Arts and Design (MAD), New York City

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  • Went for the Sonic Arcade: Shaping Space with Sound exhibition in October 2017. Very high quality exhibition, well curated, lots of interactivity. Don't expect to be curled; MAD requires much of the v...  more »
  • Everything revolved around sound and "art" but I could not appreciate, or observe art. I could only come to consider as "nice" if I thought of it from a tech perspective. And honestly, I was thinking ...  more »
  • The Museum showed. an exhibition of bags. It was a great show, but not caught me. Likewise, it was the fabrics on display. Took the elevator to the top floor, then it was that it was the artists who worked there. Found only a person, not as expected. It was an exciting exhibition of exciting designed glasses in the time between the 2 floors. Giftshop at the entrance was nice and had a great selection of contemporary jewelry, wood, glass, ceramics, cards, etc.
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  • The museum is tiny and only has one floor with exhibitions. I came on Thursday "pay what you wish" and paid $5. Spent only 10 minutes in there because there. That was enough. I would not go again. I think it's nice for people who are really really into that stuff.
  • Small but nicely curated. The main floors were under construction when I went so make sure to check k ahead. There was a nice 2 floor exhibit on hippie counterculture, mainly the clothing. Always Check ahead to see if you are interested in the current exhibit because a full ticket is $16 and it's a very small museum.
  • It's actually a tiny museum, on several floors, which heavily focuses on fashion and design. The exhibition (Counter-Couture) was very interesting but I found the collection slightly dissapointing (to be taken with a great of salt as jewelry is not my thing). Even though we had a pleasant time, I wouldn't recommend it to anyone who isn't into fashion and arts and definitely not to tourists. To be noted: free access with NYID (which I did)
  • I loved the Henrik Vibskov installation. So glad I caught it before it went down
  • If you've been to any design museums across the globe, this one is surprisingly disappointing. It's very small..only enough space for about 2 exhibitions... no permanent displays as far as I could see. Ironically the actual floor plan and design of the building sn't great.. only 2 very very slow elevators that you might as well push the button - view the displays and by then the elevator will be arriving(no guarantees) Glad I didn't pay ..

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