American Folk Art Museum

Address: 2 Lincoln Square
New York, NY 10023
Phone: 212-595-9533

Mission: 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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  • Exhibition - War and Pieced at American Folk Art Museum

    War and Pieced: The Annette Gero Collection of Quilts from Military FabricsOrganized by the American Folk Art Museum, New York, in collaboration with the International Quilt Study Center & Museum, University of Lincoln–Nebraska. Cocurated by Dr. Annette Gero, inter...

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  • Exhibition - Carlo Zinelli (1916–1974 ) at American Folk Art Museum

    Curated by Valérie Rousseau, PhD, Curator, Self-Taught Art and Art Brut.This survey, the first museum exhibition on Carlo Zinelli (1916–1974) in the United States, coincides with the one-hundredth anniversary of the birth of this revered and distinctive Italian ...

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  • Exhibition - Eugen Gabritschevsky: Theater of the Imperceptible

    Throughout his life, Eugen Gabritschevsky displayed a precocious passion for the natural sciences, particularly entomology. Born in Russia, he completed advanced degrees in biology and genetics in Moscow, before pursuing postdoctoral studies in 1925 at Columbia University. S...

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  • Exhibition - Treasures At American Folk Art Museum

    The early American republic was a nation of makers. With a lively inventiveness fueled by revolutionary fervor, idealism, and self-taught genius, newly independent Americans filled their lives with art and color. It was widely recognized that the identity emerging from this ...

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