Dear members and friends,
We are grateful for the concern many of you have expressed about our collection currently on view at the South Street Seaport Museum. I am happy to report that the museum’s exhibition floors sustained no damage during Hurricane Sandy. However, its various historic buildings did suffer extensive flooding, and the Seaport Museum urgently needs your financial support. If you can help with a gift in any amount, I highly encourage you to visit this page of their website. I also encourage you to visit the South Street Seaport Museum, which should reopen this week, and view our exhibition Compass: Folk Art in Four Directions, which has been extended through February 3; extra admission-fee revenue will also help our partner institution at this critical time.
New York City’s government website features numerous ways to aid various city-wide relief efforts in support of New Yorkers in need following Hurricane Sandy. If you would like to donate or volunteer, see nycservice.org. WNYC radio also has a helpful list of ways to help in New York City, Long Island, Westchester, and New Jersey on their website.
If you have artworks that sustained damage as a result of the hurricane, the Museum of Modern Art has posted guidelines for conserving flood-damaged artworks, libraries, and archives on their home page.
On behalf of the American Folk Art Museum’s board of trustees and staff, I express my heartfelt concern and support for those impacted by Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath.
The Honorable Anne-Imelda Radice, PhD
Image: Photo by Gavin Ashworth.