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“Bill Traylor Show”

American Folk Art Museum
Ranked #324 of 1,174 things to do in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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, and interprets a comprehensive collection of the highest quality, with objects dating from the eighteenth century to the present.
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

He is a wonderful, truly 'folk' artist who had no money and painted on whatever materials h could find. Definitely worth seeing in this lesser-known museum located irectly across the street from Lincoln Center.

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"lincoln center"
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"suggested donation"
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"free music"
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"great gift shop"
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"free admission"
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"exhibition space"
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"upper west side"
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Reviewed 17 August 2013

We had visited this museum many years ago and had great memories of a wide range of displays and several floors. When we arrived there was one small exhibit only and a very rude individual on the entry desk who could barely stop her phone call to a friend to talk to us, and when we asked where you could see decoy ducks in NYC advised us to put the words ' ducks, decoy' into a search engine. What a scoop! on further discussion it appears that many of the previous exhibits have been stored away as the museum owners have been unable to get the space required to show any part of the full collection. What a disappointment + how surprising that the main folk art museum in New York isn't better than this, when this particular art form is so important to US culture.

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Reviewed 7 August 2013

It's a small space, near Lincoln Center. This summer and fall they feature the work of Bill Traynor, born to slavery whose folk art reflects the effect of his times and place (pre civil rights Alabama). It's not didactic but it is powerful. For me it was an hour or so well spent. Amazingly, there is no charge but they do ask for donations.

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Reviewed 18 July 2013

The Bill Taylor exhibit occupied two galleries. One other gallery had on display a very small sampling of folk art; a quilt, a painting a very big weather vane and such. It is worth visiting if; you are visiting Lincoln Center across Columbus Ave, you like the featured artist or care to be introduced to American Folk Art

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Reviewed 20 June 2013

I saw a wonderful exhibit of Bill Traylor's work which I knew before I arrived I would enjoy. What I did not realize in advance was what a great gift shop this very small museum has. I wanted to buy all my gifts for all my gifting occasions at this versatile little shop. I strongly recommend a visit.

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