American Folk Art Museum, New York City

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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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  • August 13, 2017
    Unfortunately arriving at the direction of the Museum of the Upper West Side informed us that its heritage, the works that we went to see, especially moved to another address, in Queens. This information was not clear to us at least in a few places where we previously. Yes we went there two temporary, very interesting samples, but not the heart of folk art that has this museum.
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  • August 4, 2017
    This museum used to be next to the Museum of Modern Art on 53rd St, but moved to this space temporarily, I am told. I was not impressed with the two self-taught artists' works now on display. My wife ...  more »
  • July 27, 2017
    this is the perfect spot to take a deep breath and enjoy some time touring a small museum with beautiful exhibits. My cousin was the curator years ago and we decided to take a quick tour of this museu...  more »
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  • July 8, 2017
    The American Folk Art Museum is not very big but the art is interesting and eclectic. It is usually not crowded, something I find to be a good thing.
  • June 10, 2017
    Small but interesting collection of art. Great little place to kill some time or get a unique little souvenir at the shop.
  • March 15, 2017
    Very interesting to learn a little about American popular culture. The Museum is not big, therefore, is not necessary to allow a full day for this visit. The gift shop has beautiful USA crafts and museum staffs are very polite.
  • January 13, 2017
    ARCHITECT Tod Williams & Billie Tsien LOCATION New York City, New York, United States GPS Latitude(40.76158905029297), Longitude(-73.97810363769531) DATE 2001 STYLE Modern - Expressionist TYPE Public - Museum NOTES World's First use of tombasil, a bronze alloy, for an architectural purpose
  • August 15, 2016
    It is a small enough museum so that you can explore the whole selection in one or two hours. Which is great. It is not as intimidating as MET or Natural History Museums. Also being seeing original American folk art is great, which makes this museum unique. I'll try to visit this museum whenever they change their exhibition.

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