NEW YORK CITY - MAY 2015: Entrance of American Folk Art Museum. It is an art museum devoted to the aesthetic appreciation of folk art and creative expressions of contemporary self-taught artists.


American Folk Art Museum

Upper West Side & Central Park

This small institution offers rotating exhibitions in three small galleries. Past exhibits have included quilts made by 19th-century soldiers and sculptures by a celebrated Ghanaian coffin-maker of forts through which slaves were trafficked. The gift shop is a trove of unique, artsy items: books, jewelry, accessories, scarves, home decor etc. There's free music on Wednesdays (2pm) and Fridays (5:30pm).

The museum now has a sister venue in Queens, displaying works from its permanent collection.

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