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American Folk Art Museum

  • 2 Lincoln Sq. Map It
  • Upper West Side

Published 06/26/2015

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 overtaken 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 "Folk Couture: Fashion and Folk Art," which featured the work of 13 established and emerging designers who created an original ensemble comprising paintings, sculptures, photographs, quilts, and furniture from the museum’s collection. 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
  • Tues.–Thurs. and Sat. 11:30–7, Fri. noon–7, Sun. noon–6

Published 06/26/2015

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