Visitor Policies

The Museum of Art and Design, MDC Special Collections, and the Freedom Tower are temporarily closed for renovations. MOAD's new exhibitions will open in the fall.


Unless otherwise indicated, touching or tampering with artwork is strictly prohibited.

Coat & Bag Check

Strollers and diaper bags are welcome at MOAD. Backpacks, shopping bags, and all other large bags are not allowed inside the galleries, but guests are welcome to drop them off at MOAD’s coat check, found at the Welcome Desk on the second floor. Staff members may refuse to accept other coat check items at their discretion, and MOAD is not responsible for items held at coat check.

Please note that due to COVID-19, complimentary bag check service will be self-service. We are unable to store oversized bags or luggage.


Visitors are welcome to take non-flash photography for personal use, except where otherwise prohibited. Share your images on Instagram or Facebook and be sure to tag @moadmdc in your post.

Food & Drink

Food and drink are not permitted in the galleries.