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.By using our New York City online travel planner , you can arrange your visit to American Folk Art Museum and other attractions in New York City.
American Folk Art Museum Reviews
I visited the American Folk Art Museum for the first time today and found the museum interesting and informative as I did not realize how much craftsmanship had been in New York in the late 1700-1800'... more »
if you are in the neighborhood, stop in. it's free and they have some cool pieces. it's not large but it's worth a visit. more »
Cool museum, it's just a lot smaller than I expected and only hosts rotating exhibits. Don't expect to spend more than 30 minutes here. It's good to pop in if you are in the neighborhood, but not worth a trip to see just the museum. On the positive side, is free to visit.
In its latest version this is a teeny-tiny space that always has a lovely small exhibit of some folk artist or craft type. I think the larger version lost its funding. It expands and contracts over the years but I have seen wonderful artists there that I would never otherwise have been exposed to. Nice little gift shop also
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