The American Folk Art Museum is an art museum in the Upper West Side of Manhattan, at 2, Lincoln Square, Columbus Avenue at 66th Street. It is the premier institution devoted to the aesthetic appreciation of folk art and creative expressions of contemporary self-taught artists from the United States and abroad. Its collection holds over 7,000 objects from the 18th century to the present. These works span both traditional folk arts and the work of contemporary self-taught artists and European Art Brut. In its ongoing exhibitions, educational programming, and outreach, the museum showcases the creative expressions of individuals whose talents developed without formal artistic training. Admission is free. In 2013, the museum had record attendance with over 100,000 visitors.
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American Folk Art Museum
- Fri: 12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
- Tue - Thu, Sat: 11:30 am - 7:00 pm
- Sun: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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