The Museum of Arts and Design Brings a New Perspective to New York City’s Skyline

Rising between the neighboring skyscrapers of New York City’s bustling Midtown Manhattan sits the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) a remarkably designed building that stands out among the city’s illustrious skyline.

Formerly known as the Gallery of Modern Art, MAD was founded in 1956 by philanthropist Aileen Osborn Webb, with a mission of recognizing the craftsmanship of contemporary American Artists. In 2008, the museum moved to its current location, the Jerome and Simona Chazen Building at Two Columbus Circle. The relocation inspired a redesign of the old building, which was led by Brad Cloepfil of Allied Works.

During this transition, the museum’s original concrete exterior was updated with a new cladding system of 20,000 glazed terracotta tiles designed in collaboration with ceramic artist, Christine Jetten.… Continue Reading