Self-taught artists are the focus of this small museum, and their stories (told in wonderful detail by the wall text) illuminate the art in invigorating ways. You’ll see works from the 18th century to the present; and the breadth and variety of the art can be quite stunning. Most popular objects are likely the quilts, though I prefer the sculptures. The book-and-gift shop is terrific, filled with one-of-a-kind pieces.
New York City
New York City› Attraction
American Folk Art Museum
2 Lincoln Square
Our Rating Neighborhood Columbus Ave at 66th St. Hours Tues–Thurs and Sat 11:30–7pm; Fir noon–7:30pm; Sun noon–6pm Transportation Subway: 1 to 66th St Phone 212/595-9533 Prices Free admission Web site American Folk Art Museum
Map2 Lincoln Square New York City
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