Free admission (all visitors, all hours)


The American Folk Art Museum announced today that it will reopen to visitors on Friday, August 28, with Member preview days on August 26 and August 27. The Museum’s Lincoln Square location will be open five days a week, Wednesday through Sunday from 11:30 AM to 6:00 PM. All visitors will be required to have a ticket prior to entering the Museum’s galleries and are asked to reserve in advance. Admission is always free.

When the Museum reopens, American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection and Six Decades Collecting Self-Taught Art will be on view. American Perspectives, which has been extended through January 3, 2021, features powerful visual narratives that offer firsthand testimony to chapters in the unfolding story of America from its inception to the present. Six Decades Collecting Self-Taught Art presents diverse and powerful works from artists including Horace Pippin, Judith Scott, Henry Darger, Minnie Evans, and Edward Hicks. Please visit the website for more information and updates to the Museum’s exhibition schedule.

The Museum will continue to offer opportunities to engage online with new programs, concerts, and art-making activities throughout the fall. All virtual programs are free with optional suggested donations to support ongoing programming. A continually updated schedule is available on the Museum’s website. Through December 31, the Museum will offer complimentary Patron-level memberships to New York City’s first responders and their families.

Visitor Guidelines

Following guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control, New York State, and New York City, the Museum has developed a comprehensive safety protocol. Measures include limiting the number of visitors to 25 percent of the Museum’s maximum capacity and daily cleaning procedures. All visitors and staff will be required to wear face coverings at all times. Anyone entering the building will be asked to practice physical distancing by maintaining at least six feet from others. Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the Museum. A full list of guidelines is available on the Museum’s website.