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American Folk Art Museum

Open Now: 11:30 - 19:00
Open today: 11:30 - 19:00
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Small, but worth it.

I went for a particular exhibit. The museum is located down by Lincoln Center and was easy to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kim R
Springfield, Massachusetts
A Unique Museum

I had not been here for awhile and I am glad I stopped to visit. The current exhibit Charting the... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2018
Jackson Heights, NY
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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...more
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2 Lincoln Square, Columbus Avenue between 65th and 66th Streets, New York City, NY 10023-6229
Upper West Side
+1 212-595-9533
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went for a particular exhibit. The museum is located down by Lincoln Center and was easy to find. There is no fee to enter. The exhibit space is small, but they make the most of it. The exhibit was beautiful. It took me about...More

Thank Kim R
Reviewed 1 September 2018

I had not been here for awhile and I am glad I stopped to visit. The current exhibit Charting the Divine Plan: The Art of Orra White Hitchcock (1796–1863) June 12, 2018–October 14, 2018 introduced me to a little known artist and held my interest...More

Thank LauraBarrett66
Reviewed 23 July 2018

The American Folk Art Museum is a hidden space in the middle of Lincoln Square (directly down the street from the Met Opera House). The museum is small, with 4-5 open rooms of exhibition space. The exhibits seem to rotate frequently, which may allow for...More

Thank Adam P
Reviewed 9 July 2018

I wasn’t sure what to expect as I had not been to the museum since it moved to this location, but I was determined to travel there to see the War and Pieced: The Annette Gero Collection of Quilts from Military Uniforms, made from British...More

Thank 803sandy
Reviewed 14 May 2018

I visited this museum on Saturday for a Mother's Day excursion to the Upper West Side. I did not know that this museum had a changing gallery, I was looking for quilts but that exhibit had moved on and it was replaced by a collection...More

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Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

The exhibit I saw there, Vestiges and Verse, mainly displayed works of relatively unknown artists. Some were somewhat amateurish. I enjoyed the works of Joseph Baque the most. They were cartoonish but quite humorous. Got a kick out of them. The museum is located across...More

Thank Margaret C
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

Very disappointing. Was expecting to see items from their 8000 object archive but NONE of this was on display. There was only an exhibition of what looked like modern art not folk art. There were more items of interest in the shop than the gallery....More

Thank leglessjane
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Located across the street from Lincoln Center. Free admission. Free lockers. Very well laid out. Not an overwhelming amount of galleries, but enough to satisfy. They don't seem to have a permanent collection, so every time you go it's a new exhibit. I personally love...More

Thank Caleb T
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

We visited on a Sunday afternoon It’s free all the time a very small so don’t plan on spending a lot of time there unless you’re into some strange and quirky art We spent a little over an hour and found some interesting things to...More

Thank JakeM51
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

I was captivated viewing the exhibits of this small museum. The installations I saw were unique and I enjoyed learning about artists that are new to me. I stayed longer than I had originally intended and look forward to my next trip there. Oh, did...More

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Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the
Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a
quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of
downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the
city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the
American Museum of Natural History, which has been
welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for
over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center,
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1 November 2015|
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Response from srfein |
Yes, the museum is fully wheelchair accessible. I do not know about street parking in the area, but there is a 24 hour parking garage on Broadway and 64th Streets.