Escaping the buzz around Columbus Circle, the Museum of Art and Design provides a calming shelter for art lovers and artists aside. Featuring various artists exploring topics from environmental problems to the cruelty of discrimination, the Museum manages to combine them under one roof. In the studios at the top is a place were the visitor and artist can connect through one to one conversations. During my visit I had the possibility to chat to Dana Melamed. Her set like sculptures were really inspiring and I could just look at them to see many untold stories unfold. The art of Miriam Schapiro stretches out over several floors and each one seems to be designed to underline the delicacy of the feminist artist.

The historical background of the green book and the inhuman travel conditions black people had to endure, is visually showcased to raise the visitors awareness.