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04 May 2019

Families and Folk Art: Carousel Animals

In the galleries, participants will learn about the magnificent carousel animals that were sculpted in popular NYC workshops of the early twentieth century, including a camel from Brooklyn and horse who hails from Coney Island. Back in the studio, families will make sculptures inspired by the carousel creatures of historic New York City.

Families and Folk Art introduces children ages 4 to 12 and their accompanying adults to folk art through interactive discussion-based tours in the galleries followed by hands-on artmaking activities inspired by objects in the museum. Space is limited; registration required. More info: 212. 265. 1040, ext. 381, or

Families and Folk Art is supported by the estate of Marlene Gordon.


Image: Carousel Lion; Marcus Charles Illions (1865/71–1949); Brooklyn, New York; 1910; paint on wood with glass eyes; 51 x 84 x 20 in.; collection of American Folk Art Museum, New York, gift of Jacqueline Loewe Fowler from the Mary Lawrence and Walter Youree Collection, Oregon, 2008.2.1. Photo by Paul Foster.

1:00 pm–2:00 pm

Free; registration required