This is one of the many museums in ” The city that never sleeps “, that not a lot of tourists know about , maybe even a lot of New Yorkers as well.
This museum has been around since 1961.
Admission to the museum is free, but there is a suggested donation price of $10 when you enter.
The museum is closed on Mondays , but open on Tuesday through Sunday .
It’s located at 2 Lincoln Square , which is on Columbus Avenue between 65th and 66th Streets .
Even though the museum is called The American Folk Art Museum , it focuses on art, manly quilts , that weren’t mass produced , but mostly made by ordinary people like you and me.
I other words , people who were what the museum calls , “self-taught . ”
On the day that I visited , the museum had an exhibit called , “War and Pierced”, which were quilts made from, of all things, military fabrics , especially from uniforms .
This exhibition continues until January 7, 2018.
I was amazed at how beautiful and colorful some of the quilts were.
Some of them were done, not by women, but men, many of whom were injured during war time.
If you happen to be in the New York City area, visit this little known museum .
American Folk Art Museum
2 Lincoln Square
(Between 65th and 66th Street and Columbus Avenue )
New York City , NY 10023
Tuesday – Thursday 11:30am- 7pm
Friday 12 pm – 7:30pm
Saturday 11:30am- 7pm
Sunday 12pm- 6 pm