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Museum of Arts & Design (MAD)

Museum of Arts & Design (MAD)

Arts & Culture, Education

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The Museum of Arts & Design collects, displays, and interprets objects that document contemporary and historic innovation in craft, art, and design. In its exhibitions and educational programs, the Museum celebrates the creative process through which materials are crafted into works that enhance contemporary life. MAD’s distinguished permanent collection includes objects by renowned artists and designers from around the world, representing many forms of creative expression and technical mastery.

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The Museum will move to a new home at Two Columbus Circle in Manhattan in September 2008. The architect’s design for the Museum transforms the 10-story building into a dynamic cultural center that furthers MAD’s institutional mission and engages the surrounding urban and natural environment. With double the amount of exhibition space, the Museum will be able to display its entire permanent collection of art objects for the first time in its history including objects in ceramics, fiber, glass, metal, paper, wood, mixed media, and design from the post-WWII era.

The entire sixth floor will house educational programs and three artist-in-residence studios, making the Museum the first multi-disciplinary institution to offer arts-in-education, hands-on art-making, and art making within the museum experience. The new Museum will also have a 155-seat auditorium and a ninth floor restaurant with sweeping views of Central Park. The luminescent ceramic exterior of the new building will symbolize the revitalization of an important urban space and underscore MAD's dedication to materials and process.

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  • Aliza Boyer
  • Elizabeth Polasky
  • Manuel Alvarado-Negron
  • Viviana Cordova

Celebrating the creative process through which materials are crafted into works that enhance contemporary life

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Museum of Arts & Design (MAD)

40 West 53rd Street
New York, NY 10019
United States
212.956.3535 x159 ph

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Moderator: Aliza Boyer