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American Folk Art Museum

Map & Directions 2 Lincoln Square
New York, NY 10023
  • Sun 12pm-6pm, Tue-Sat 12pm-7:30pm


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The American Folk Art Museum is the premier institution devoted to the aesthetic appreciation of traditional folk art and creative expressions of contemporary self-taught artists from the United States and abroad. The museum preserves, conserves, and interprets a comprehensive collection of the highest quality, with objects dating from the eighteenth century to the present.

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  • The New Yorker on 08/25/10

    “The architectural strategy is jazzlike. Displays occur on offbeats of the space’s perambulatory rhythms—each object feels like an unexpected discovery.” —Peter Schjeldahl

  • Dora on 07/23/10

    Families and Folk Art gives a kid-friendly intro to folk art on the first Saturday of every month from 1-2:30pm. Ask for a free family guide to get you inspired.Powered by ParentsConnect.com

  • The Corcoran Group on 12/12/11

    This small museum is completely underrated – not only because it’s free, but due to the amazing items on display, the architecture and the live music.

  • THIRTEEN on 11/25/11

    THIRTEEN members receive $2 off admission to this home of folk art and work of contemporary self-taught artists from the U.S. and abroad.

  • Kaila H. on 06/10/11

    Free folk music every Friday starting at 5:30pm plus free entry to the museum. Listen while you work.

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