Home to rare treasures, museums keep precious art safe from the outside world, while keeping the outside world safe from man eating Picasso paintings. Enjoy art from a safe distance with today's Groupon at the Museum of Arts and Design. Choose between the following one-year museum membership options:
For $30, you get an individual membership (a $75 value).
For $60, you get a family membership (a $125 value), which includes general admission for two adults and up to four children under the age of 18.
Carrying on the artistic tradition begun during its days as the American Craft Museum, the Museum of Arts and Design champions the history and art of human craftsmanship in today’s age of mechanized mass production. Philanthropic thrill-seekers can contribute to the museum’s mission with individual or family memberships, gaining enviable perks including unlimited museum admission, members-only exhibition previews, and free rides on the museum’s living Alexander Calder mobile. Expand aesthetic horizons with current and upcoming exhibitions, connecting objects and motion through Patrick Jouin: Design and Gesture (through April 17); discovering porcelain possibilities with A Bit of Clay on the Skin: New Ceramic Jewelry (opens March 15); or calculating the mortgage for three Monopoly hotels on the head of a pin during Otherworldly: Optical Delusions and Small Realities (opens June 7).
In addition to the material exhibits, membership perks for both options include discounted admission for guests, a 10% regular discount in the museum store, subscription to the museum newsletter, and more. The Museum of Arts and Design holds crafty court in its recently-inhabited Columbus Circle digs. A work of art in itself, the building’s design honors the museum’s handmade mission, sporting terracotta panels, frittered glass, and chic popsicle stick floor mats.
- Membership card and free admission
- Discounted admission for up to four guests each visit
- Privileged access and members-only exhibition previews
- Discount of 10% in the MAD store and invitations to special shopping days
- Discounted admission to select performances and programs
- Subscription to the museum's newsletter, MAD Views
Museum of Arts and Design
Standing at the intersection of contemporary art and design, The Museum of Arts and Design explores the way that artists and designers from around the world translate ideas in masterpieces that range from traditional to bleeding-edge. At its stunning Columbus Circle headquarters, visitors marvel at its glass-and-terracotta exterior before exploring a rotating collection that ranges from jewelry and delicate glass works to ceramics to architectural designs and furniture. This meshing of masterpieces has attracted more than a million visitors to the museum since it opened in 2008. The jewelry collection illustrates the transformation that took place in the world of studio jewelry from post–World War II to today, while woodwork by generations of well-known artists charts the evolution from handcarved pieces to astonishing works of machine-aided art. Other rotating exhibits the museum hosts explore topics such as glassworking, scent, and sculpture.