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  • Family Visits | American Folk Art Museum
    Learn about our suggestions for asking questions activities choosing themes and more Learn more Plan Your Visit In the Galleries The museum offers free Family Guides for families to use together in the galleries please check with our welcome desk attendant for a free copy and pencil to use as you explore the exhibitions together Or if you prefer to sketch on your own please note that only pencils are permitted in the galleries Pens and other coloring materials should stay at home What Inspires you to make art Submit Plan Your Visit Strollers and Coat Check Baby strollers are permitted in all museum galleries Alternately you may choose to bring a carrier and collapse strollers to store in the coat check area or adjacent to the locker area Backpacks and larger bags must be left in the museum lockers More Information To learn more about planning your visit the Families and Folk Art program and special intergenerational events please contact the education department at education folkartmuseum org Partner Organization Cool Culture The American Folk Art Museum is a cultural partner to the non profit organization Cool Culture so that thousands of New York City families can visit and actively engage with the museum s collection and participate in family programs free of charge More about our partner organization Cool Culture helps over 50 000 income eligible families access and enjoy 90 of NYC s world class cultural institutions for free providing children with experiences that improve literacy and learning Cool Culture partners with the City s finest cultural institutions to ensure that all families regardless of income can tap into the rich New York City cultural pipeline and provide their children with experiences critical to school success Providing arts access opens the gateway to a world of culture and

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  • Community Access | American Folk Art Museum
    and a variety of tactile opportunities These 60 minute tours are available by request with one month advance notice Please call 212 595 9533 ext 381 or e mail education folkartmuseum org The museum also participates in Art Education for the Blind s Art Beyond Sight events Please check the museum s calendar for upcoming events for visitors with vision impairment American Sign Language For Visitors Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing American Sign Language interpretation for gallery tours and auditorium programs is available by request free of charge with one month advance notice Please contact 212 595 9533 ext 381 or education folkartmuseum org Wheelchair Access For Visitors Who Use Mobility Aids The museum is fully accessible including restrooms and all galleries Wheelchairs are available to use within the museum free of charge on a first come first served basis Please inquire at the welcome desk Programs Folk Art Reflections First Thursday of every month 2 30 3 30 pm This interactive and discussion based program for individuals with Alzheimer s and their family members or care partners brings the world of folk art to life through conversation Museum admission and program are free Registration is required Stools

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  • Library & Archives | American Folk Art Museum
    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 Among these valuable documents are archives related to Henry Darger 1892 1973 widely acknowledged as one of the most prominent and iconic self taught artists of the twentieth century The museum holds four original manuscripts comprising more than 30 000 pages of text approximately 3 000 items of ephemera and source material as well as two dozen double sized paintings in the museum s collection all which make up the largest repository of works by Darger The

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  • Past | American Folk Art Museum
    1995 1990 1985 1980 1975 1970 1965 1962 Visitors Location Hours Tours Exhibitions Calendar About Us Families Community Access Shop Researchers Library Archives Explore the Collection Exhibition History Publications Students Educators K 12 School Visits Partnerships Teen Leader Program Camp Programs College University Curricula Teacher Guides Support This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services MA 10 0181 13 Sign up for the

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  • Publications | American Folk Art Museum
    1971 and fall 2008 was one of the most important publications in the field of folk and self taught artists each issue containing scholarly essays written by leading experts news and illustrated advertisements from dealers and auction houses It is an essential chronicle of the development of the field Many back issues are also available for purchase for 10 plus shipping To order contact the shop at 212 595 9533 ext 127 or giftshop folkartmuseum org The digitization and launch of the online archive has been made possible by a generous grant from Museum Trustee Karin Fielding and her husband Dr Jonathan Fielding which matched funding from the Friends of Heritage Preservation These grants were spurred by a gift from the American Folk Art Society Articles Articles Articles Articles Articles Articles Articles Articles Articles Articles Articles Articles Recent titles published by the museum can be purchased online If you don t see a book you would like please contact the shop at 212 595 9533 or giftshop folkartmuseum org American Folk Art Museum members receive a 10 discount on all shop items books Mystery and Benevolence Masonic and Odd Fellows Folk Art from the Kendra and Allan Daniel Collection By Stacy C Hollander and Aimee E Newell Foreword by Anne Imelda Radice Collector s Statement by Allan Daniel New York American Folk Art Museum 2016 240 pages Click here to purchase this title books Red White Quilts Infinite Variety By Elizabeth V Warren with Maggi Gordon Preface by Anne Imelda Radice PhD Foreword by Martha Stewart and contributions from Stacy C Hollander and Tom Hennes Principal photography by Gavin Ashworth New York Skira Rizzoli in association with American Folk Art Museum 2015 352 pages 675 color illustrations 9 x 11 inches Click to order the hardcover or paperback edition books

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  • PreK–12 Visits | American Folk Art Museum
    length Program Themes An Introduction to Folk Art Image SITUATION OF AMERICA 1848 artist unidentified New York City 1848 oil on wood panel 34 x 57 x 1 3 8 American Folk Art Museum gift of Ralph Esmerian 2013 1 21 Students consider the special qualities of folk art through an exploration of works on view in temporary exhibitions and from the permanent collection Participants develop visual literacy and critical thinking skills by working together to decode comprehend and critique works of art in the galleries through careful viewing group discussion and hands on activities People Places Image IN THE WORLD Consuelo Chelo González Amézcua 1903 1975 Del Rio Texas 1962 ballpoint pen on paper 28 x 22 American Folk Art Museum Blanchard Hill Collection gift of M Anne Hill and Edward V Blanchard Jr 1998 10 1 Photo by Gavin Ashworth Students investigate character and setting through guided group discussion Focusing on four or five objects participants analyze how folk and self taught artists depict individuals communities and place in their works of art from rolling farmscapes and fantastical landscapes to self portraits and portrayals of iconic figures Artists Materials Process Image GOLD TOWER Eugene Von Bruenchenhein 1910 1983 Milwaukee Wisconsin c 1970s paint on chicken bones and turkey bones 35 1 2 x 6 x 7 American Folk Art Museum gift of Lewis B Greenblatt 1999 22 1 Photo by Gavin Ashworth Students investigate folk and self taught artists inventive use of traditional and unconventional materials in the creation of artworks from textiles and clay to found objects such as bones branches and buttons In depth discussion explores the choices artists make in their design and execution from appliqué to assemblage More Information Hours School programs are offered at the museum Monday Friday between 10 30 am and

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  • Museum-School Partnerships | American Folk Art Museum
    artmaking writing workshops professional development for school staff and programs for families School partnerships are appropriate for all grade levels Some select sample programs include Learning to Look Over the course of multiple visits in the classroom and museum students develop careful looking and thinking skills as they work together through facilitated discussions to decode diverse works of art Each session will focus on a different sub theme symbols pattern narrative or materials Folk Art A Continuum Students explore the unique qualities associated with self taught artists through extended observation of works of art in the classroom and the museum Traditional and contemporary objects spanning the eighteenth through twenty first centuries will be explored People and Places Students learn about different cultures time periods and communities as they examine characters and setting through careful observation of artworks by early American and contemporary self taught artists focusing especially on how to read stories told through images The topic can be tied to classroom reading units and works of art that fit with readings can be chosen in conjunction with the classroom teacher To find out more about museum school partnerships including additional themes and cost or to create a customized program

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  • Teen Leader Program | American Folk Art Museum
    teen leaders at the museum Participating students learn about the museum s collection special exhibitions and careers in the arts They hone their public speaking skills engage in a variety of gallery activities go on excursions and participate in exchanges with other museum teen councils Throughout the program students develop their own gallery tours based on collection research Program graduates are eligible to become Summer Teen Leaders and have paid work experience at the museum during summer months The Teen Leader Program runs September through June and meets Tuesdays from 4 5 30 pm For students to participate the school must commit by assigning a coordinator to oversee the partnership and act as a liaison with the museum As partners schools will receive free tours led by teen leaders for their high school students Stay connected with the adventures activities and insights of our Teen Leader cohort by checking out the class blog To learn more or for an application contact Rachel Rosen director of education at 212 265 1040 ext 381 or rrosen folkartmuseum org CHECK OUT THE FREE MUSIC FRIDAYS SERIES Flying Machine 4576 Vogel Charles A A Dellschau 1830 1923 Gallery Visitors Location Hours Tours Exhibitions Calendar

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