Walter Benjamin was one of the Western world’s preeminent philosophers of stuff—from toys to decorative design to clothes, materials, buildings, popular art and knick-knacks. In this course offered by the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research, students will examine Benjamin’s writings on collecting.
October 16, 2018
$315 for 4-week course
Please join the American Folk Art Museum’s education department and educators from around the city for private tours of the current exhibitions, educational resources, and light refreshments.
November 7, 2018
Free; RSVP recommended
47-29 32nd Place
Long Island City, Queens
Highlights from the American Folk Art Museum’s permanent collection are always on view in changing exhibitions. Open Monday through Thursday, 11 am to 5 pm. Admission is free.
Roadside Attraction, an exhibition of marvels, oddities, and curiosities that captures the American fascination with the open road will open on October 15, 2018
We mourn the death of Phyllis Kind, who passed away on September 28, 2018.
Members provide vital support for the museum's exhibitions and educational programs. Click to learn more about becoming a member of the American Folk Art Museum.
This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services #MA-10-0181-13.