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Museums of the Upper West Side

Museums of the Upper West Side

There are many iconic museums of the Upper West Side. They offer visitors the chance to explore and discover something new through a variety of innovative and interactive experiences. Feed your intellectual curiosity today and visit one of the museums of the Upper West Side below.

Museums of the Upper West Side

American Folk Art Museum

2 Lincoln Square

The American Folk Art Museum offers a window into some of the country’s earliest examples of art. The museum opened its doors in 1962 and features a collection of over seven thousand original works. Each piece of art here comes in a different shape, size, and form. Most of them date back from the eighteenth century to the present. There are works made with the help of wood and stone carvings, figureheads, ceramic artifacts, and even carousel animals. All of them were produced by self-taught artists who didn’t receive a formal education in the arts. The AFAM is also home to the largest number of illustrations by Henry Darger. Before leaving, make sure stop by the gift shop to check out some its one-of-a-kind items. You’re bound to find a hidden treasure or two!

http://folkartmuseum.org

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Edgar Catasus

Edgar Catasus

Edgar is a a film fanatic, a food lover, and an Upper West Side enthusiast. After working in PR and marketing in Chicago, he is pursuing his dream of becoming a writer. He loves photography and on his spare time you can find him hiking or biking the great outdoors (while also snapping some pretty awesome Instagram pics!).
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