American Folk Art Museum
Recently relocated to 53rd Street from its old digs directly across from Lincoln Center is the American Folk Art Museum (45 W. 53rd St., between 5th and 6th Aves., 212/977-7170, www.folkartmuseum.org, 10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Tues.–Thurs. and Sat.–Sun., 11 a.m.–7:30 p.m. Fri., adults $9, seniors and students $7, under 12 free).
Now housed in an airy eight-story building—complete with a striking central atrium/staircase—the museum exhibits a wide range of folk art, including quilts, toys, weather vanes, paintings, sculpture, handmade furniture, and the like.
Temporary exhibits often focus on the work of individual self-taught artists.
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