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November at AFAM

Nov 3, 2020
art displayed on a wall

The American Folk Art Museum (AFAM) has put together a great lineup of virtual programming and activities for this month!

Don’t miss out on November’s Virtual Insights events. On Tuesday, November 10 from 6:00pm-7:30pm, join AFAM for their Virtual Insights: New Approaches to American Art webinar. And, join award-winning author and illustrator Laurie Krasny Brown and Marc Brown for a special reading, drawing demonstration, and conversation about Democracy for Dinosaurs: A Guide for Young Citizens, what it means to be a kid citizen and participate in democracy at any age. Watch the Virtual Insights program here.

Participate in this month's intergenerational program, Families and Folk Art: Repetition + Found Materials, on November 7th at 10:00 am ET. Families will learn about the artworks that tell a unique story through their use of unusual materials, and then create their own collaborative pieces in response. Sign-up here.

Don’t miss the next Facebook Live: Free Music Fridays on Friday, November 13! From 6:00pm-7:30pm, enjoy performances by Matt Wheeler, Mercy Bell, and Lizzie No. Register here.

And, join Folk Art for a Digital Drink + Draw on Proximity on Thursday, November 19 at 6:00pm. Find inspiration in those around you in a new drawing session exploring works by self-taught artists that engage with themes of friendship and community. Click here to sign up.

The American Folk Art Museum is open Wednesday-Sunday from 11:30am-6:00pm at 2 Lincoln Square. Admission is always free, but visitors will be required to have a ticket prior to entering the museum’s galleries. Click here to learn more.

Photo credit: American Folk Art Museum