American Folk Art Museum

New York, NY



Folk Art and American Modernism (8/10/15)

A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America (1/5/15)

Artist & Visionary: William Matthew Prior Revealed (2/19/13)

Foiled: Tinsel Painting in America (2/19/13)

Women Only: Folk Art by Female Hands (8/2/10)

Nina Fletcher Little: Bridging the Worlds of Antiques and Folk Art; article by Ruth Wolfe (11/5/09)

The Image Business: Shop and Cigar Store Figures in America; article by Ralph Sessions (4/22/09)

The Great American Cover Up: American Rugs on Beds, Tables, and Floors (7/11/07)

A Place for Us: Vernacular Architecture in American Folk Art; essay by Stacy C. Hollander (11/19/04)


About the Museum

The American Folk Art Museum, founded in 1961, is the foremost institution devoted to the collection, exhibition, study, and preservation of folk art and the work of contemporary self-taught artists from the U.S. and abroad. Through the presentation of innovation exhibitions, educational programs, and scholarly publications, the museum explores the nation's diverse cultural heritage and related global expressions. It is home to one of the world's preeminent collections of folk art dating from the 18th century to the present, including paintings, sculpture, drawings, textiles, ceramics, and furniture.

The Museum offers on its website as of 2013 a listing of its exhibition catalogues including the 2009 catalogue Approaching Abstraction by Brooke Davis Anderson, 58 pages; the 2009 catalogue Kaleidoscope Quilts: The Art of Paula Nadelstern by Stacy C. Hollander, 26 pages; the 2008 catalogue Asa Ames: Occupation Sculpturing by Stacy C. Hollander,15 pages; the 2008 catalogue Dargerism: Contemporary Artists and Henry Darger by Brooke Davis Anderson, 42 pages.

The American Folk Art Museum is located at 45 West 53rd St., New York, NY 10019. Please see the Museum's website for hours and admission fees.


Editor's note: The following essay was written in 1996 and published on November 19, 2004 in Resource Library with permission of the Publications Department, American Folk Art Museum. See the Museum's citation for the essay in Resource Library editor's note. If you have questions or comments regarding the essay please contact: American Folk Art Museum at, or, 45 West 53rd St., New York, NY 10019, or phone 212-265-1040.


A Place for Us: Vernacular Architecture in American Folk Art

By Stacy C. Hollander


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