On July 9, 2011, the American Folk Art Museum will move to its home at 2 Lincoln Square, Columbus Avenue between 65th and 66th Streets. At Lincoln Square the museum will present a full schedule of exhibitions and related programming. Currently on view through September is the exhibition Super Stars, highlighting star-studded quilts from the collection, and the deeply affecting 9/11 National Tribute Quilt. For the fall, curator Stacy C. Hollander has organized Life: Real and Imagined—A Decade of Collecting. Among the artworks on view will be important portraits by 19th-century artists Ammi Phillips, Jacob Maentel, and the husband-and-wife team of Dr. Samuel and Ruth Shute; contemporary masters include James Castle, Henry Darger, and Martín Ramírez. Admission is always free.
The Museum Shop, which has always been a popular destination for those in the neighborhood as well as New York City residents and tourists, will continue to stock items handcrafted in the folk tradition and books on folk and decorative arts.
Please check the website calendar for events such as the Wednesday Guitar Afternoon series, Free Music Fridays, and quilt-related activities. To contact the administrative office, please call 212. 595. 9533
We are grateful for your loyal support and hope to see you all at the American Folk Art Museum at Lincoln Square. We look forward to welcoming you!
Laura Parsons, President
Image: Star of Bethlehem with Satellite Star Quilt (detail), artist unidentified, possibly Pennsylvania, 1930–1950, cotton and blends, 81 1/4 x 81″, American Folk Art Museum, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick M. Danziger, 1985.4.1.