American Folk Art Museum NY

Founded in 1961, the American Folk Art Museum is a leading cultural institution dedicated to the collection, exhibition, preservation, and study of traditional and contemporary folk art from the U.S. and abroad. Through its renowned permanent collection and an ambitious program of groundbreaking exhibitions, educational programs, and publications of exceptional artistic merit and scholarship, the museum has been introducing audiences to the story of folk art for more than four decades. As the only institution in New York City devoted to the field, it is home to one of the world's preeminent collections of more than 4,500 works of art from the 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st centuries, including paintings, sculpture, textiles, ceramics, furniture and decorative art. In December 2001, the Museum opened its new building and first permanent home, a 30,000 square foot, eight-level museum.