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New York Museum Adds Pop-Up Wine Bar With Central Park Views

Where: 2 Columbus Circle [map], New York, NY, United States, 10019
July 24, 2009 at 9:04 AM | by | ()

Manhattan’s Museum of Arts and Design most likely doesn't make your list of must-stops for an NYC cultural crawl, despite the allure of their spiffy new Columbus Circle digs.

So the contemporary art spot is following in the lead of MoMa, the Guggenheim and other stuffy art institutions that have realized you can’t attract nearly as many patrons with actual art as you can with a nightclub atmosphere and booze. There's just something about drinking in a museum that feels so wrong but so right.

Next Thursday, the museum debuts MADCrush, a pop-up wine bar set inside the seventh floor gallery, which features some killer Central Park views. The temporary furniture at MADCrush will be made from repurposed wine boxes (hmm…is that arty or cheap? we’re not sure), and $6 glasses of wine will be complemented by bar snacks from a rotating list of local chefs. The bar will be open for five consecutive Thursdays, starting June 30.

Related Stories:
· MADCrush [Official Site]
· Box/Wine [NY Mag]
· New Museums Travel: Art and Design in NYC [Jaunted]

[Photo: jpchan]

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