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American Folk Art Museum, New York City

(3.2/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Here is good. Such a large scale, but this is where I like to shop, the Museum Shop offers a wide variety of Museum is a local museum to introduce the artists a ton of baby props. If you are like me who gather the props here and visit the Museum shop. Unique props are an awful lot. I have bought from here the model of the merry-go-round.
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  • We got there too late to enjoy the Museum so we did some shopping with the idea of coming back. About half the items were folk art related and there was some very nice items. However, I found it ironi...  more »
  • We had a good time wandering through the various galleries and exhibits. Some parts of it might be a bit difficult to take children. The exhibits are well laid out and have some useful information. En...  more »
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  • This Museum is a small gem that always surprises! The Ronald Lockett retrospective, Fever Within, was totally moving! His biography so tragic to have died so young is reflected in some of the work but so is his compassion. You really feel the raw emotion of his work in the subject matter he chose. The companion exhibition that the Folk Art Museum put together using one of Lockett's most compelling works ONCE SOMETHING HAS LIVED IT CAN NEVER REALLY DIE was thought provoking and wonderful and a dramatic way to utilize works from the collection that related to this powerful theme. Additionally they have the best museum shop in New York!
  • 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.
  • The admission is a suggested 10 dollars but you can get in for 5. The exhibit changes out regularly.
  • Free. So that was cool, but not a lot to see.
  • This is a nice and small museum. The gift shop has cute things. I was a little disappointed because I was hoping to see some work by Henry Darger but was informed it wasn't on display and the man I spoke with wasn't sure when they would be putting Darger's work back out. I will definitely return in hopes to catch it!