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American Folk Art Museum

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The American Folk Art Museum covers traditional and contemporary American folk art. The museum’s collection of more than 4,000 artworks spans three centuries of American visual expression—from portraits, quilts and weather-vanes to works by contemporary self-taught artists in a range of media.

Founded in 1961, the American Folk Art Museum is dedicated to the collection, exhibition, preservation and study of traditional and contemporary American folk art. The museum’s collection of more than 4,000 artworks spans three centuries of American visual expression—from portraits, quilts and weather-vanes to works by contemporary self-taught artists in a range of media.

The museum undertakes a range of educational programs including hands-on workshops, interactive tours and student- and object-centered activities.  Experienced museum docents conduct all school programs in close association with classroom teachers. Programs help to fulfill New York State Learning Standards for art, English language arts and social studies.

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