Fodor's Expert Review Museum of Arts and Design

Upper West Side Art Museum

Housed in a glass and glazed–terra-cotta building on the rim of Columbus Circle, the museum is an epicenter of experimental and innovative craft, art, and design, with a focus on contemporary jewelry, glass, ceramic, fiber, wood, and mixed-media works. Pieces are human-scale, with many neatly housed in display cases rather than hanging on walls. Exhibitions offer new ways of thinking, experiencing, and telling stories about art and design. Exit through the gift shop, with its incredible housewares, jewelry, and other artful items unseen anywhere else. Free docent-led tours are offered Friday to Sunday at 11:30 and 2:30. The top floor houses Robert at MAD, a full-service restaurant with glorious views of Central Park through floor-to-ceiling windows.

Art Museum

Quick Facts

2 Columbus Circle
New York, New York  10019, USA


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: $18; pay-what-you-wish admission Thurs. 6 pm–9 pm, Closed Mon.

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