American Folk Art Museum

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45 W 53rd St. Lincoln Square, Manhattan, NY
(212) 595-9533
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    66th Street – Lincoln Center

American Folk Art Museum

Schedule:                      Tuesday - Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

                                     Friday - 12:00 pm. to  7:30 pm

                                     Saturday - 11:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

                                     Monday closed

Admission:                    Admission is free

It is a museum dedicated to American folk art and self-taught artists, is next to a big museum like the MOMA, that it doesn’t opaque, if it looks small from the outside, it has 5 floors. If you like folklore, worth a visit, you can make the tour in two hours, works by self-taught artists creating quilts, portraits, sculptures, photographs, you will be amazed at what can be created with the humblest materials.

It encourages groups of adults self-guided to explore the museum as individual visitors; note that external teachers are not allowed.

Our Advice: 

There is no charge for self-guided groups, but reservations for groups of more than 10 people is required, with a maximum of 30 participants, reserving at least 4 weeks before the visit.

The Museum offers free guides families to use together galleries, ask at reception and a free copy and pencil to use. If you want to draw by yourself, only pencils are allowed in the galleries.

Baby strollers are allowed in all the galleries of museums. Alternatively, you can choose to take a carrier, and getting strollers to store in wardrobe area or adjacent to the locker room area. Backpacks and larger bags should be left at the box office of the museum.

There is a coffee shop on the second floor and bathrooms for those who can not climb stairs.