Great place to visit or take a school field trip! The Museum of American Folk Art is the leading urban center of folk art scholarship in the nation. And the Eva and Morris Feld Gallery at Lincoln Square is the hub of many of the Museum's activities, including exhibitions from its impressive permanent collection and changing exhibits; crafts demonstrations; performances by folk musicians, dancers, and storytellers; and full educational programming for adults and children. I never tire of visiting this museum with or without kids.
A few representative titles of the Museum's excellent exhibitions include Revisiting Ammi Phillips: Fifty Years of American Portraiture; Northern Scenes: Hooked Art of the Grenfell Mission; and New York Beauties: Quilts from the Empire State. There are about 14 different exhibitions per year, many of which are accompanied by lectures and symposia related to the works on view.
And don't forget the visit their gift shop with a dazzling selection of gifts, ornaments, papers, books and jewelry.
Open Tuesday through Sunday. Call ahead for special exhibitions or private reservations or viewings.