In a city with dozens of exemplary museums, we’re always discovering new gems. Exhibit A: The Museum of Arts and Design, a showcase of art, craft, and design from 1950 to the present.
Today’s local deal earns you entry for two to the Columbus Circle museum – a $30 value – as well as 10 percent off purchases of unique craft and design items at The Store.
Enjoy MAD’s thoughtfully curated collections, in its charmingly intimate and light-filled galleries, independently or on a guided tour conducted by one of its knowledgeable docents. The museum features ever-changing thematic exhibitions of contemporary art and design, along with a dedicated jewelry gallery, with both temporary and permanent exhibitions of jewels on view, and Open Studios where artists work in residence. After your visit, stay for a meal at upscale Robert, which features modern American cuisine with a Mediterranean twist and overlooks Central Park.
With an ever-changing roster of contemporary works, two standout special exhibits opened this February. “Swept Away: Dust, Ashes, and Dirt in Contemporary Art and Design” highlights 25 international artists who transform dust, ash, and dirt into intricate and poignantly beautiful installations, sculptures, paintings, photographs, and performances. The American debut of “Glasstress New York: New Art from the Venice Biennales” features contemporary glass art from the previous Venice events as well as never-before-seen pieces.