Come celebrate the American Folk Art Museum’s archives, which are accessible to researchers for the first time in the museum’s history. Our newly opened Collections and Education Center in Long Island City houses the museum’s archives, library, art storage, a gallery space devoted to displaying works from the permanent collection, and our administrative offices—all in the same location for the very first time. Join us for small group tours of the reading room and library and archive storage, view some highlights from the archival collections, see the new gallery space where a selection of quilts will be on display, and celebrate with a wine and cheese reception.
This event is held in conjunction with the twenty-eighth anniversary of New York Archives Week, October 19-27, 2016, an annual celebration aimed at informing the general public of the diverse array of archival materials available in the New York City area. Please visit the The New York Archivists Round Table website to learn more.
This event is open to the public. RSVPs are encouraged, but not required. To RSVP, please contact Rachel Heidenry at email@example.com or 212. 595. 9533 ext. 382.