Enjoy Live Music While Gallery-Walking

Live musical performances have been taking place at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) since November 22, and will continue through January 2, 2021.

“Meant to be enjoyed informally as visitors explore the art on view, performances from an international roster of celebrated instrumentalists will take place most Saturdays in accordance with the Museum’s safe social-distancing practices,” states the museum’s website.


The newly launched program features Grammy-nominated artists and members of both the New York Philharmonic and Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.

Performances take place Saturdays between 2-5pm (unless otherwise noted) on the hour and half-hour and are free with museum admission.

Current exhibitions at MAD, located at 2 Columbus Circle just south of 59th Street, include:

Brian Clarke: The Art of Light: “An immersive exhibition of more than 100 works of stained glass, compositions in lead, and related drawings.”

45 Stories in Jewelry: “…featured pieces showcase jewelry artists for whom anything can serve as inspiration—from a material or found object to the pressing social and political issues of our time.”

Beth Lipman: Collective Elegy: “For more than twenty years, Beth Lipman has transformed glass, metal, clay, video, and photographs into powerful statements addressing mortality, temporality, identity, and excess.

The museum is also offering online and in-person learning opportunities, and has some interesting installations on display (stained-glass windows, glass-blown goblets and more).

The Museum of Arts and Design reopened to the public on September 17, and is currently open Thursdays through Sundays between 11am and 7pm (with 11am to noon reserved for Members and seniors aged 65 and over).

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