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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, and interprets a comprehensive collection of the highest quality, with objects dating from the eighteenth century to the present.

 

Image: Woman in Pink (detail), attributed to John Usher Parsons (possibly 1813–1851), Maine, c. 1835–1840, oil on canvas, 26 x 21 1/2″, American Folk Art Museum, gift of Joan and Victor Johnson, 1999.13.1. Photo by John Parnell. 

 

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"M.M." Hooked Rug
Artist unidentified

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Henry Darger (1892–1973)

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Diamond in the Square Quilt
Artist unidentified