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American Folk Art Museum

Open Now: 12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Open today: 12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Little gem in Lincoln Square

This small museum offers interesting, unusual and well-curated exhibits in its small space. It’s... read more

Reviewed 8 December 2018
Scarsdale, New York
Small, but worth it.

I went for a particular exhibit. The museum is located down by Lincoln Center and was easy to... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2018
Kim R
Springfield, Massachusetts
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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...more
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2 Lincoln Square, Columbus Avenue between 65th and 66th Streets, New York City, NY 10023-6229
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All reviews lincoln center current exhibit gift shop is self taught suggested donation free music exhibition space free admission upper west side permanent collection worth a visit less than an hour interesting exhibits new york galleries gero curator
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Reviewed yesterday

I was lucky enough to visit the museum when there was a live jazz band playing to commemorate a much loved friend of the museum. It was a great opportunity to talk to people who support this little gem. The John Dunkley exhibition which was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Karen P
Reviewed 8 December 2018

This small museum offers interesting, unusual and well-curated exhibits in its small space. It’s worth a visit to learn about self-taught artists you might otherwise never hear about. The gift shop is one of the best. It offers a nice selection of items, many hand...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 27 September 2018

I went for a particular exhibit. The museum is located down by Lincoln Center and was easy to find. There is no fee to enter. The exhibit space is small, but they make the most of it. The exhibit was beautiful. It took me about...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kim R
Reviewed 1 September 2018

I had not been here for awhile and I am glad I stopped to visit. The current exhibit Charting the Divine Plan: The Art of Orra White Hitchcock (1796–1863) June 12, 2018–October 14, 2018 introduced me to a little known artist and held my interest...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank LauraBarrett66
Reviewed 24 July 2018

The American Folk Art Museum is a hidden space in the middle of Lincoln Square (directly down the street from the Met Opera House). The museum is small, with 4-5 open rooms of exhibition space. The exhibits seem to rotate frequently, which may allow for...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Adponce
Reviewed 9 July 2018

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

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank 803sandy
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

Date of experience: May 2018
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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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank margaretc007
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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank leglessjane
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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Caleb T
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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.