Museum Hours
MAD is open from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm from Tuesday to Sunday. On Thursday and Friday, the Museum is open until 9:00 pm
Docent Tours
There are docent tours daily at 11:30 am and 3:00 pm, as well as 6:30 pm on Thursday evenings. Docent tours are free with admission and meet in the lobby.
Artist Studios
The Artist Studios are open daily from 10:00 am to 1:30 pm and 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm, as well as 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm on Thursdays and Fridays.

Visit Summer Studio Residency: Cynthia Alberto and Weaving Hand this Tuesday–Sunday in the Artist Studios at MAD.

Since 2008, the Museum of Arts and Design has hosted over 150 contemporary artists, designers, and craftspeople as residents within its Artist Studios Program. To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the program, MAD has invited one of its first-...

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 3:00 pm

The Museum of Arts and Design is currently recruiting volunteer docents to facilitate engaging gallery tours for adult audiences. Candidates from a wide range of backgrounds are encouraged to apply as MAD strives to build a docent corps that fully represents the diversity of the New York City community.

Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 6:00 pm

Learn how to create open-faced molds with artist-in-residence Mimi Bai. Visitors will imprint a variety of textiles and patterns into clay using their fingers and simple clay tools, and then learn how to mix and pour plaster to cast their own creations. 

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

MAD Museum members and supporters are invited to a private preview and reception in celebration of the highly-anticipated exhibition Derrick Adams: Sanctuary.

Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 3:00 pm

Join us for this unique opportunity to converse with our artists-in-residence about their studio practice as the fall/winter session of MAD’s Artist Studios Program comes to a close. 

Monday, January 29, 2018 - 8:30 am to 3:00 pm

This full-day professional development workshop will focus on the new exhibition Derrick Adams: Sanctuary and includes a keynote presentation by curator Dexter Wimberly, educator-led gallery activities, and a hands-on project facilitated by artist Heejung Cho.

Exhibitions on view
Sarah Zapata

Installation view, If I Could by Sarah Zapata (2017). Image courtesy of Deli Gallery.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 to Sunday, January 7, 2018

Advancing the Front Lines of Social Justice

Thursday, November 2, 2017 to Sunday, January 7, 2018
Arjen Noordeman and Christie Wright

Horn Bracelet, 2010
Porcelain, gold luster

5 x 4 x 4 1/2 in. (12.7 x 10.2 x 11.4 cm)3 in. diameter opening

Museum purchase with funds provided by the Collections Committee, 2011

Part of Sonic Arcade: Shaping Space with Sound

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 to Sunday, February 11, 2018
Studio PSK

Polyphonic Playground x Studio Wayne McGregor, Here East, London 2016

Photo by: Katy Davies

Part of Sonic Arcade: Shaping Space with Sound

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 to Sunday, February 11, 2018
Naama Tsabar

Propagation (Opus 3), 2015

Wood, speakers, amplifiers, mixers, wires, cables, piano strings, bone, cable holders, contact microphones, brass, sheet rock. 6.5 meters high x 6.8 meters wide.

MARTE- Contemporary, El Salvador

Photo by Rodrigo Dada

Courtesy of artist

Thursday, September 14, 2017 to Sunday, February 25, 2018
Camille Hoffman

Landing (Mist Parts Over Columbus Circle), 2017

Medical records, credit card offers, tiki decorations, nature calendars, plastic tablecloths, plastic bags, Dora the Explorer puzzle pieces, photo, maps and oil on chicken wire and wood 

48 x 66 x 4 inches


Pieceable Kingdom

Thursday, January 18, 2018 to Sunday, April 8, 2018

Thursday, January 25, 2018 to Sunday, August 12, 2018
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