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American Folk Art Museum
2 Lincoln Sq., Long Island City, NY 10023
The American Folk Art Museum holds over 7,000 objects from the 18th century to the present. These works span both traditional folk arts and the work of contemporary self-taught artists and European Art Brut. The collection includes over 1,200 paintings on canvas or panel, 1,500 drawings and works on paper, 1000 sculptural objects, 1000 textile items, 200 ceramic objects, 100 pieces of furniture, 300 decorated household items from the Historical Society of Early American Decoration, and two large-scale architectural models. Additionally, the museum has a large collection of archives, artist files, films, recordings, photographs, original research, historical records, and other assorted and ephemera. Admission is free.
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