This coming Tuesday, it would bode well for New Yorkers to take a stroll past 2 Columbus Circle. At 3 p.m., the Museum of Arts & Design will be unveiling two specially commissioned black diabase (a dense, high-quality black stone) benches by Swedish artists Ulla and Gustav Kraitz. The installation is entitled "Close Contact" and a gift from the Samuel J. and Ethel LeFrak Charitable Trust. It should prove to be a great example of MAD's mission to highlight the limitless potential of materials and techniques.

We tried to get you a sneak peek, but alas…photos will not be available until next week. Guess you'll have to settle for the real thing!

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