Museum of Arts & Design
(formerly American Craft Museum)
2 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10019
(212) 299-7777 • 956-3535 • 299-7727 Groups

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This is not an art museum in the usual sense of the word. Here visitors will find beautiful objects whose forms originate in function. Familiar things like baskets, chairs, teapots -- in clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood, and exotic materials -- exemplify the vibrant diversity and richness of contemporary creativity in craft. This is the nation's premier museum specializing in craft of the twentieth century. 

Designed to serve its specific purpose, the magnificent space includes a three-story stairway-atrium with the tallest interior museum wall in New York -- a fitting home to a magnificent permanent collection and changing exhibitions of the best works in their fields. 

The Museum of Arts & Design offers a full calendar of really fun workshops for families and individuals. Using commonly available materials, participants turn out some pretty neat products. With an investment of a little creativity, who knows? this could be the start of something new. 

Educational activities reach out to families and organized groups alike. In "Meet the Artist" demonstrations, artists answer questions, discuss technique, and interact with school groups in a hands-on workshop. School Programs for grades K through 12 introduce students to the Museum, crafts, and special exhibitions. Before the visit, teachers receive materials to help make the most out of the program. Maximum group size is 35. School groups should have one chaperone for every six children. 

Hours: Open Daily 10 am - 6 pm. Open until 9 pm Thursdays and Fridays. Closed Mondays and major holidays.
Adults $16.00
Seniors $14.00
Students $12.00
Children under 12 FREE
$12.00 per person plus $50.00 deposit per group of 10 or more. School Groups (up to 35) $105.00 for public schools, $150 for others.
Group Reservations: At least 4 weeks in advance. 2 weeks for self-guided tour. 
Lunch: Local restaurants, picnic in nearby parks. 
Handicapped Access: Accessible. 
Directions: Located at 2 Columbus Circle.

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