American Folk Art Museum Free Admission Friday

American Folk Art Museum Free Admission Friday
Mar 01

American Folk Art Museum Free Admission Friday

Free Admission Friday at American Folk Art Museum - see INFO below. Self-Taught Genuis Gallery To Show Roadside Attraction Works Are in Permanent Collection of American Folk Art Museum (New York, NY, October 1, 2018) Roadside Attraction, an exhibition of marvels, oddities, and curiosities that captures the American fascination with the open road will open on October 15, 2018, at the Self-Taught Genius Gallery in Long Island City, Queens. The exhibition will run through January 3, 2019. Drawn from the permanent collection of the American Folk Art Museum, Roadside Attraction features trade signs, decorative art objects, miniatures, and gigantics, alongside artworks illustrating the paranormal, fantastic, and carnivalesque. The works on view, spanning the eighteenth through the late-twentieth centuries, highlight ways that improved roadways, innovations in transportation, and technological growth, which precipitated a flurry of art and entrepreneurship as taverns, inns, and alternative cultural sites burgeoned along American highways and backroad byways. Attended by a democratization of leisure time, artists and business owners alike took advantage of travel culture to create outlandish attractions and otherworldly built environments that fulfilled their creative visions and confounded, amazed, and entertained passersby. Roadside Attraction pays homage to this American phenomenon, evoking the spirit of enchantment that was cultivated by visionaries working off the beaten path. More Info below.

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INFO: Admission is always free. Although drop-ins are welcome, advanced ticketing is encouraged prior to a visit to the Museum. Please click the box to the right to reserve your ticket. Phone: 212-595-9533 | Email: [email protected] | Website
where: American Folk Art Museum 2 Lincoln Square, New York, NY 10023 map
when: March 1 @ 11:30am - 6:30pm
price: Free
category: Arts & Culture
 
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