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September at American Folk Art Museum

Sep 8, 2021
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If you need an art and culture fix, American Folk Art Museum, or AFAM, has announced their September programming lineup. Below are some highlights to look forward to over the next month.

This Friday, September 10, from 6:00pm – 7:30pm, don’t miss AFAM’s new Free Music Fridays performances featuring Leila Rhodes, Sterling Rhyne, and Keren Abreu. The performances will be streamed on Facebook Live, and music featured thematically reflects the spirit of self-taught art on view at the museum. Learn more here.

Join AFAM for a virtual tour of their current exhibition, American Weathervanes: The Art of the Winds on Thursdays, September 16 and September 23 from 1:00pm – 2:00pm. This series of tours, offered via Zoom, takes participants through the current exhibition to experience different perspectives of the works on view. To register, email

Unwind and find inspiration with AFAM’s Digital Drink + Draw: Pattern and Decoration on Thursday, September 23 from 6:00pm – 7:30pm. Explore the asymmetrical design of Lureca Outland’s Diamond Four-Patch in Cross Quilt and the stylized lines of Sophy Regenburg’s Bohemian Glass No. 2 in this drawing program focused on pattern and decoration in self-taught art with AFAM educator and artist Natalie Beall. Register here

Individuals who are blind or have low vision are invited to explore the current exhibition, American Weathervanes, at AFAM’s Verbal Description Tour on Monday, September 27 from 11:00am – 12:30pm. This experience will be offered remotely through verbal description and guided discussion. To register, email

Click here to view all upcoming programming at AFAM. And if you missed past programs, you can watch recordings of recent AFAM conversations online and discover new perspectives on art, artists and stories from the collection.

American Folk Art Museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 11:30am – 6:00pm at 2 Lincoln Square (Columbus Avenue between West 65th and 66th Streets). Admission is always free!

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