American Folk Art Museum 1

This grouping features highlights from the American Folk Art Museum’s collection in a wide variety of mediums. 

Collection Loan Partnership Available Spring 2023 – Spring 2026

Exhibition Images

  • Sea Serpent Weathervane c.1850, paint on wood with iron, 16 1/4 x 23 1/4 x 1 in. American Folk Art Museum New York

    Artist unidentified, Sea Serpent Weathervane, c.1850, paint on wood with iron, 16 1/4 x 23 1/4 x 1 in. American Folk Art Museum, New York, Museum purchase, 1981.12.13. Photo by John Parnell.

  • Charles I.D. Looff (1852-1918), Camel, c. 1887, bass wood, paint, 51 x 45 x 9 in. American Folk Art Museum

    Charles I.D. Looff (1852-1918), Camel, c. 1887, bass wood, paint, 51 x 45 x 9 in. American Folk Art Museum, New York, gift from the Collection of Larry and Gail Freels, 2020.1.9. Photo courtesy Tobin Fraley.

  • Charles C. Hofmann (1821-1882), Wernersville, Taken from the North-Side 1879

    Charles C. Hofmann (1821-1882), Wernersville, Taken from the North-Side, 1879, oil on zinc-plated tin, 25 1/2 x 33 1/2 in. American Folk Art Museum, 2005.8.14. Photo John Bigelow Taylor.

  • Clementine Hunter (1886/87-1988), Plantation Life, 1980-1986, oil on canvas board, 22 1/2 x 35 1/2 in. American Folk Art Museum

    Clementine Hunter (1886/87-1988), Plantation Life, 1980-1986, oil on canvas board, 22 1/2 x 35 1/2 in. American Folk Art Museum, New York, gift of Joan Einbender, 2016.28.2. Photo by Adam Reich.

About the Artworks

Drawn from the American Folk Art Museum, this grouping presents a survey of highlights from the museum’s collection. Together these artworks can act as an introduction to museum visitors that have never experienced folk art, or as rotations for museums with extensive folk art holdings. This grouping presents a wide array of mediums and themes including Clementine Hunter and Charles C. Hofmann’s landscape paintings that vibrantly capture the essence of place. Other themes explored in this grouping include the representation and popularity of animal forms in folk art from decoy ducks to the fantastical imagery of a sea serpent weathervane.  

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Specifications

  • Organizer

    American Folk Art Museum | AFAM

  • Loan Duration

    2 years

  • Space Requirements

    Artworks can be hung together or dispersed throughout the galleries.

  • Facility Requirements

    Temp: 65-75°F
    RH: 40-60%
    Security: 24 hr. CCTV and roaming guards

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