Sat, Jan 21|
Visit to the American Folk Art Museum and a Walking Tour of Lincoln Square
Experience some interest works of art created by self-taught artists followed by a guided tour of the Lincoln Square neighborhood - the West 60s.
Time & Location
Jan 21, 2023, 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM
New York, 2 Lincoln Square, New York, NY 10023, USA
About The Event
Requirements: Bring proof of full vaccination and boosters and a mask. Mask wearing may be required as the tour group will be at least 25 people.
About the Museum "Since 1961, the American Folk Art Museum has been the leading institution shaping the understanding of art by the self-taught through its exhibitions, publications, and educational programs. As a center of scholarship, it showcases the creativity of individuals whose singular talents have been refined through personal experience rather than formal artistic training. Its collection includes more than eight thousand works of art from four centuries and nearly every continent—from compelling portraits and dazzling quilts to powerful works by living artists in a variety of mediums."
Schedule and Itinerary:
11:30am (museum opens, free admission). Visit the museum at your own pace. Allow at least 45 minutes. Be sure to use the restroom. We'll meet outside the entrance.
12:45pm - 2:30pm: Guided walking tour of the Lincoln Square neighborhood that includes the history of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the San Juan Hill neighborhood that was razed in order to create it. We'll also visit the West 67th Street Artist Colony Historic District and a bit of Central Park West and several iconic buildings including the West Side YMCA and the "ghostbusters building."
This tour is free with an optional donation to your guide.