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The Museum in Queens

  • The American Folk Art Museum Library contains more than 10,000 volumes, including monographs and exhibition and auction catalogs, as well as substantial runs of nearly two hundred periodicals. It is a singular repository of scholarship in the field, unique in that its holdings include resources on both traditional folk art and art by the self-taught from the twentieth century to the present together under one roof.
  • The American Folk Art Museum Archives holds institutional records and distinctive collections related to the founding and development of the field, its artists, and its networks, and has been shaped by artists, collectors, curators, and scholars. Archive materials include audio, video, photographs, ephemera, clippings, manuscripts, and correspondence, as well as expansive artist and subject files

Visits to the AFAM Archives and Library are by appointment only. Click here for more information about how to visit.


Administrative Offices, Archives, and Collections Center

47-29 32nd Place (between 47th and 48th Avenues)
Long Island City, NY 11101

Subway: 7 train to 33rd Street
Bus: Q32, Q39, Q60



2. Chocolate Factory Theater

3. Dorsky Gallery Curatorial

4. Fisher Landau Center for Art

5. Flux Factory

6. Materials For The Arts

7. MoMA PS1

8. Museum of the Moving Image

9. The Noguchi Museum

10. Sculpture Center

11. Socrates Sculpture Park

12. Thalia Spanish Theatre

Support for the Library and Archives at the Collections and Education Center was provided by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

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