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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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  • This gem is located in the Lincoln Center Area . It is small and so wonderfully curated. Every exhibit that I have gone to, I have thoroughly enjoyed. They have a marvelous Gift Shop. Surprisingly, th...  more »
  • Small and free museum! Interesting exhibitions of two unusual European artists Carlo Zinelli and Eugen Gabritschevsky - there until the last week of August. We went on a Wednesday for the 12:30-1:30pm...  more »
  • We took the bus to Lincoln Center for lunch and stopped by the American Folk Art Museum. This may have been our only misstep on the trip. It’s extremely small and was showing just one artist. It didn’...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Small but interesting collection of art. Great little place to kill some time or get a unique little souvenir at the shop.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.