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American Folk Art Museum

2 Lincoln Square, Columbus Avenue between 65th and 66th Streets, New York City, NY 10023-6229
+1 212-595-9533
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“Oh, Wow!”

I wasn’t sure what to expect as I had not been to the museum since it moved to this location, but I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
803sandy
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Indianapolis, Indiana
Gem of a Museum-Hidden Treasure

I visited this museum on Saturday for a Mother's Day excursion to the Upper West Side. I did not... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2018
crp1385
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Wallingford, Connecticut
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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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2 Lincoln Square, Columbus Avenue between 65th and 66th Streets, New York City, NY 10023-6229
Upper West Side
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"lincoln center"
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"suggested donation"
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"self taught"
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"free music"
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"free admission"
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"exhibition space"
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"dead children"
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"a fun gift shop"
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"affordable items"
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"permanent collection"
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"upper west side"
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"current exhibition"
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"interesting exhibits"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I wasn’t sure what to expect as I had not been to the museum since it moved to this location, but I was determined to travel there to see the War and Pieced: The Annette Gero Collection of Quilts from Military Uniforms, made from British...More

Thank 803sandy
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

I visited this museum on Saturday for a Mother's Day excursion to the Upper West Side. I did not know that this museum had a changing gallery, I was looking for quilts but that exhibit had moved on and it was replaced by a collection...More

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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

The exhibit I saw there, Vestiges and Verse, mainly displayed works of relatively unknown artists. Some were somewhat amateurish. I enjoyed the works of Joseph Baque the most. They were cartoonish but quite humorous. Got a kick out of them. The museum is located across...More

Thank Margaret C
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Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

Very disappointing. Was expecting to see items from their 8000 object archive but NONE of this was on display. There was only an exhibition of what looked like modern art not folk art. There were more items of interest in the shop than the gallery....More

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Reviewed 7 April 2018

Located across the street from Lincoln Center. Free admission. Free lockers. Very well laid out. Not an overwhelming amount of galleries, but enough to satisfy. They don't seem to have a permanent collection, so every time you go it's a new exhibit. I personally love...More

Thank Caleb T
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

We visited on a Sunday afternoon It’s free all the time a very small so don’t plan on spending a lot of time there unless you’re into some strange and quirky art We spent a little over an hour and found some interesting things to...More

Thank JakeM51
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

I was captivated viewing the exhibits of this small museum. The installations I saw were unique and I enjoyed learning about artists that are new to me. I stayed longer than I had originally intended and look forward to my next trip there. Oh, did...More

2  Thank HDwannabe
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Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

This is a fabulous find for an outing rain or shine. You walk into a quaint gift shop that showcases unique crafted gifts and plays snappy tunes. The exhibits were different and interesting. Not anything that I had seen before. Great variety and very unusual....More

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Reviewed 24 January 2018

So you have time before your performance at Lincoln Center - just cross the street and spend time at the American Folk Art Museum. Its small enough to be able to see and appreciate their latest exhibit in a short amount of time. And its...More

Thank loth87
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed seeing all the interesting art works throughout the exhibit. The layout and lighting were excellent and highlighted the art works very well. The addition of iPads and TVs for close ups was also very useful.

Thank James B
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Wilhelmina411
1 November 2015|
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Yes, the museum is fully wheelchair accessible. I do not know about street parking in the area, but there is a 24 hour parking garage on Broadway and 64th Streets.
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