Saturday, June 11, 2011

American Folk Art Museum Branch: Columbus and 66th St

I recently went to the American Folk Art Museum's main location just next door to the MOMA, and learned that there was a branch location up by Lincoln Square.  The branch has different operating hours, so you may want to check their website (Folk Art Museum Info).  It is also much smaller in scale, but if you are in the neighborhood during open hours, it is definitely worth a look--besides, it's free!

The current exhibit focuses on the American Folk Art Museum's Year of the Quilt and has on display more examples of star quilts (see above), crazy quilts, patriotic quilts, and the list goes on and on. It also has a few other pieces that are made by untrained and talented artists (like the dress and head piece made out of paper copies of an American Folk Art painting at right).

And if you are interested in finding some novel, fun and quirky gifts, the gift shop here is great.  See for yourself.  Take a look.  You'll love it.

1 comment:

  1. SO glad we reconnected! I love your blog. I am following it and will share it with my readers! Best, L