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American Folk Art Museum

  • 2 Lincoln Sq. Map It
  • Upper West Side

Published 09/10/2016

Fodor's Review

After a near-death, or rather, near-debt experience in late 2011, the American Folk Art Museum left its home of 10 years on 53rd Street (since razed and taken over by MoMA) and returned to its humble rental near Lincoln Center. Here, the focus returns to its incredible collection of contemporary self-taught artists of the 20th and 21st centuries, including the single largest collection of reclusive Chicago artist Henry Darger, known for his painstakingly detailed collage paintings of fantasy worlds. Past exhibitions have included "Art Brut in America: The Incursion of Jean Dubuffet," which featured 200 works of art and explored the introduction of art brut (art created completely outside the boundaries of the art world and culture, often by children or the mentally ill) to America. The gift shop has an impressive collection of handcrafted items.

Sight Information

Address:

2 Lincoln Sq., Columbus Ave. at 66th St., New York, New York, 10023, USA

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Phone:

212-595–9533

Sight Details:

  • Free

Published 09/10/2016

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