Museums, like attics, contain amazing and rare historical treasures and, occasionally, lost poltergeists. Follow a set path through history with today’s Groupon to the Museum of Arts and Design. Choose between the following options:
For $30, you get an individual museum membership (up to a $75 value).
- For $60, you get a family museum membership (a $125 value). Family memberships include:
- Admission for two adults
- Admission for up to four children age 18 and under
- Two personalized membership cards<p>
Both memberships include:
- Personalized membership card
- One year of unlimited museum access
- Monthly museum newsletter
- Guest-admission and gift-store discounts
- Invitations to two exhibition-opening events
Open nearly half a century, the Museum of Arts and Design celebrates the range of process-driven craftwork, spanning industries such as art, architecture, fashion, technology, and the performing arts. During one year of free museum access, members soak up exhibitions, admiring the uniquely modern postwar furniture of Crafting Modernism: Midcentury American Art and Design (through January 15); exploring renowned artists’ jewelling endeavors with Picasso to Koons: The Artist as Jeweler (through June 3); and eschewing bedazzled Adam’s apples in Hanging Around: Neckpieces from MAD’s Collection (opens January 24). Memberships also grant ancillary benefits including discounted guest admissions, trinket-proffering gift-shop discounts, and access to selected exhibition openings.
Erupting from the surrounding Columbus Circle neighborhood, the museum’s Allied Works Architecture–created design features terracotta panels, fritted glass, and handcrafted hot-dog vendors inspired by the surrounding local culture.
Though the Museum of Arts and Design features a discounted price for students, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
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.
2 Columbus Cir.
New York, New York 10019Get Directions