The Museum of Art & Design, or MAD in short, was started in 2009 with the sole purpose of promoting and making art and design accessible to everyone.

Since then, it has succeeded as a place where people from all walks of life gather to discover, interact and be inspired by the art and design world.

Featuring the works of more than 10 contemporary European artists making their debut in Singapore, the show is a colorful and funky hodgepodge of original paintings, prints and high-end furnishings sourced and curated by MAD Museum’s founder Jasmine Tay, in collaboration with Manfredi Moretti, founder and creative director of Manfredi Style, that will evoke the senses with their often humorous, clever yet satirical nature.

Red Dot Design Museum

In 1955, the “Ständige Schau Formschöner Industrieerzeugnisse” (Permanent Show of Elegant Industrial Products) was established in Villa Hügel in Essen, Germany. It evolved over the years to become the Red Dot Design Museum.

Today, the Red Dot Design Museums in Germany and Singapore present the world’s largest exhibition of contemporary design. Every of these exhibits are winners of the international Red Dot Design Award, one of the world’s leading design competitions.

National Design Centre

The National Design Centre (NDC) is the nexus for all things design. This is where designers and businesses congregate to exchange ideas, conduct business, use its facilities and obtain assistance from the national agency for design, the DesignSingapore Council. Centrally located in the arts, cultural, learning and entertainment district in the Bras Basah-Bugis area, it is well placed to invite the public to learn about design through its exhibitions and programmes.

Asian Civilisations Museum

If the Raffles Hotel and Fort Canning Park haven't sated your taste for colonial architecture, pay a visit to the Empress Place Building. It was constructed in 1865 and built in the Neo-Classical style, and was named for Queen Victoria. It now houses the Asian Civilisations Museum, which delves into the many Asian cultures that helped form Singapore.

Address: 1 Empress Pl, Singapore