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National Academy of Design Museum

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Fascinating museum

This museum has an interactive setup where you can save what you have seen for later viewing. A... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2017
Saint Louis, Missouri
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What a find!

On my last "NYC museums visit," I was delightfully surprised to visit the National Academy after... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2016
Houston, Texas
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13 Feb 2017
“Fascinating museum ”
27 Aug 2016
“What a find!”
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1083 5th Ave, New York City, NY 10128-0114
Upper East Side
+1 212-369-4880
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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

This museum has an interactive setup where you can save what you have seen for later viewing. A hand held stylus allows you to not only save cool stuff but also create your own designs of furniture, graphics, etc..Well worth the trip and just a...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2016

On my last "NYC museums visit," I was delightfully surprised to visit the National Academy after visiting the Guggenheim. It's a very close walk, and I would have never noticed it! The staff were all cordial, and helped answer any of my questions. As it...More

Reviewed 16 March 2016

The National Academy's exhibitions are always first-rate, such as the current survey exhibition highlighting the 60-year career of Miriam Schapiro, on view through early May, 2016. Whenever we travel to New York City, we always make time to see what the Academy has on view,...More

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Reviewed 2 November 2015 via mobile

We stumbled across this on way from Cooper Hewitt to Guggenheim, and never did make it to Guggenheim. The exhibition on Moshe Safdie is very well done, capturing the man and his work in a very thoughtful way that was easily accessible to design novices....More

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Reviewed 27 October 2015

The National Academy Museum (pay as you wish) is one of many museums located on 5th Avenue as part of what is referred to as Museum Mile. We recently visited to see the Global Citizen: Architecture of Moshe Safdie exhibition and found this to be...More

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Reviewed 13 July 2015

Gorgeous building. Right near Guggenheim and next to Holy Rest church. I stopped in to see the building mostly but my 'pay what you wish' donation of $10 was well spent and very appreciated. They are doing their year end exhibit now and it's terrific....More

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Reviewed 24 June 2015

This small art school has an annual end-of-year exhibition that always amazes me. A wide age span of artists use its studios and the results are fantastic.

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Reviewed 6 April 2015

We stumbled on this museum after being hugely disappointed by the On Kawara—Silence at the Guggenheim. This was a breath of fresh air. The current exhibit is a collection of artist's self portraits which was very well done. It is pay what what you wish...More

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Reviewed 24 January 2015

A beautiful building, and well-curated exhibit, and an interesting and provocative design school were the main features of this visit, which we discovered while visiting New York City in December.

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Reviewed 30 April 2014

I visited today, spotted it in my guide book and, as it's been raining all day, I thought I'd give it a try. I'm very glad I did. The current exhibitions are excellent. I thoroughly enjoyed the Zorn collection, the lovely little etchings especially. The...More

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easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural
institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most
livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth
Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of
the nation's most famous attractions in a single
stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the
Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the
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