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Museum News
17 Aug 2020

Visitor Guidelines

The American Folk Art Museum is open! We look forward to welcoming you. To maintain capacity levels and per the guidelines provided by the State of New York, all visitors will be required to have a ticket to enter the Museum’s galleries. Please reserve yours in advance. Admission is free.

New Hours of Operation

Wednesday – Sunday 11:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Visitor Guidelines

A review of our guidelines can help you plan for your visit before you arrive and ensure you get the most out of your experience. By visiting the museum, you agree to abide by these policies. 

For your safety and the safety of others: 

  • Stay home if you are feeling sick
  • All visitors and staff are required to wear a face mask or face covering. One will be provided to you free of charge if you do not have one
  • Maintain 6 feet of distancing between individuals not in your party
  • Touch free hand sanitizer dispensers are available throughout the museum
  • Follow one-way directional signage
  • Museum capacity is limited
  • Follow the direction of museum security and staff

Virtual Programs

For those who cannot join us in person, the Museum will continue to offer opportunities to engage online with new programs, concerts, and art-making activities throughout the fall. All virtual programs are free with optional suggested donations to support ongoing programming. A continually updated schedule is available on the museum’s website.

On View

When the museum reopens, American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection and Six Decades Collecting Self-Taught Art will be on view. American Perspectives, which has been extended through January 3, 2021, features powerful visual narratives that offer firsthand testimony to chapters in the unfolding story of America from its inception to the present. Six Decades Collecting Self-Taught Art presents diverse and powerful works from artists including Horace Pippin, Judith Scott, Henry Darger, Minnie Evans, and Edward Hicks. All exhibitions are free with museum admission.