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Stay Connected to Folk Art

May 19, 2020
acrylic painting of a UFO by Ionel Talpazan

There’s more to miss from the American Folk Art Museum (AFAM) than the great exhibitions offered free of charge. Thankfully, some upcoming virtual programming at Folk Art offers us a connection to the museum and some of the its well-known activities--including good music and even virtual puzzles! 

The museum is hosting an event on Thursday, May 28, from 5:00pm – 6:30pm, during which patrons can drink, draw, and connect virtually with AFAM Education staff and other creatives. The event, Digital Drink + Draw: Fantasy and Alternate Realities, will explore how artists have invented their own strategies for representation, drawing from rich imaginary worlds to visualize fantastical alternate realities. So sign up today here and grab a bottle of wine in preparation of this fun activity.

On Friday, June 5, mark your calendar for the Folk Art Reflections Music Series via Zoom. This series presents free live music designed for adults living with memory loss, and their families and caretakers. From 2:00pm – 3:00pm a live concert with the accomplished banjoist, Cynthia Sayer (a Winter’s Eve alum and favorite!) will be broadcast through the platform Zoom. This program is free, but space is limited—registration is required. Email or call (212) 265-0605 to register and receive a link to the event.

A Free Music Friday concert will take place on Facebook Live on Friday, June 12 from 6:00pm – 7:30pm. The music in this series thematically reflects the spirit of self-taught art on view at the museum, and this event will include performances from Atoosa, Jackie Gage, and Jocelyn Mackenzie. Click here to view the event details. Also, in case you missed it, click here to enjoy a replay of performances from the previous virtual edition of Free Music Friday’s on AFAM’s Facebook.

Other great programming from AFAM includes, a virtual exploration of collection works inspired by and relate to Coney Island, a bilingual story time with artist and author Sabiha Al Khemir, complete a virtual puzzle based on works from the AFAM collection, and check out the museum’s latest art-making guide.

Stay connected to the self-taught art and supplemental programming through fun and virtual experiences.

Photo credit: American Folk Art Museum