Art is in the eye of the beholder. In the galleries of the folk art museum, you'll discover an amazing variety of paintings, sculptures, and other objects created by talented, self-trained artists and craftsmen. In fact, it's one of the largest collections of American folk art.
This exhibition features 11 paintings exploring how theorems were made.
This exhibit showcases eleven colorful and stunning quilts, half of which have never before been seen by the public, spanning more than a century after 1875.
America’s Folk Art celebrates not only six decades of the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, but also pays tribute to Mrs. Rockefeller who began collecting folk art in the 1920s.
In this anniversary year, the Folk Art Museum celebrates with a new exhibition featuring a wonderful collection of American folk portraits.
Open October 1-31, 2017
Many people have a fear of something. Even George Washington! (We can’t reveal it here, you will have to come and find out). During the month of October, visit the museums and, if you are not triskaidekaphobic, discover 13 common and not so common phobias represented by objects rarely exhibited. Throughout the museums you will encounter specially draped cases that dare you to lift the cover and face what lies inside. Will it be your fear?
Explore the variety of instruments played by folk musicians in this exhibition featuring banjos, fiddles, dulcimers—and more— from the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Discover how the museum has conserved a 19th-century painted room acquired in the 1950s.
Bring the family and follow Prince, a carved wooden dog, as he explores the countryside full of animals in paintings, sculpture and toys.
Examine a variety of art—including signboards, storefront figures, and carousel animals—originally intended for use outdoors.
This exhibition features 5 paintings from the Folk Art collection highlighting the popularity of ship portraits.
Known as "The Toy Workshop of the World," Germany dominated the 19th-century toy market. This exhibition features a colorful variety of 19th-century German wooden toys from dolls and soldiers to arks and animals.