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Folk Art Museum to Reopen August 28!

Aug 18, 2020
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The American Folk Art Museum at Two Lincoln Square (Columbus Avenue between 65th & 66th Streets) will welcome visitors back on Friday, August 28 (with Member preview days on Wednesday, August 26 and Thursday, August 27).  The Museum will be open from 11:30am to 6:00pm, five days a week, Wednesday through Sunday. The award-winning Shop will also reopen.

Following guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control, New York State, and New York City, the Museum has developed a comprehensive safety protocol. “The safety of our staff and visitors remains our first priority and we are prepared to offer a great experience for all ages,” said Jason T. Busch, Director of the Museum.  All visitors and staff will be required to wear face coverings at all time and will be asked to practice physical distancing. A full list of guidelines is available on the Museum’s website. 

On view will be American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection and Six Decades Collecting Self-Taught ArtAmerican Perspectives, which has been extended through January 3, 2021, features powerful visual narratives that offer firsthand testimony to chapters in the unfolding story of America from its inception to the present. Six Decades Collecting Self-Taught Art presents diverse and powerful works from artists including Horace Pippin, Judith Scott, Henry Darger, Minnie Evans, and Edward Hicks. The Museum will also continue to offer new virtual programs, concerts, and activities throughout the fall.

And, through December 31, the Museum is offering complimentary Patron-level memberships to New York City’s first responders and their families. As a Patron member, you will receive invitations for two to opening-night exhibition receptions, invitations to curator-led tours at the museum, 10% discount on all purchases at the Museum Shop, a special Patron Member gift from the Museum Shop, reciprocal membership and discounts at more than one thousand participating museums throughout the United States, and more!

Admission to the American Folk Art Museum is always free; however, per New York State guidelines, all visitors will be required to have a ticket to enter the Museum's galleries. Tickets can be reserved here. 

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