American Folk Art Museum 2

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

  • E. Joy Morris Carousel Co. / Philadelphia Toboggan Company, Outside Row Jumper Zebra, c. 1899, poplar wood, paint, 71 x 58 x 12 in. American Folk Art Museum

    E. Joy Morris Carousel Co. / Philadelphia Toboggan Company, Outside Row Jumper Zebra, c. 1899, poplar wood, paint, 71 x 58 x 12 in. American Folk Art Museum, New York, gift from the Collection of Larry and Gail Freels, 2020.1.3. Photo courtesy Tobin Fraley.

  • Attributed to George G. Hartwell (1815-1901), Child Holding Doll and Shoe, c. 1845, oil on canvas, 26 3/4 x 21 3/4 in. American Folk Art Museum

    Attributed to George G. Hartwell (1815-1901), Child Holding Doll and Shoe, c. 1845, oil on canvas, 26 3/4 x 21 3/4 in. American Folk Art Museum, New York, gift of Robert Bishop, 1992.10.1. Photo by Gavin Ashworth.

  • Artist unidentified, Bird Tree, late nineteenth century, paint on wood with wire, 15 7/8 x 6 3/4 in., diam. American Folk Art Museum

    Artist unidentified, Bird Tree, late nineteenth century, paint on wood with wire, 15 7/8 x 6 3/4 in., diam. American Folk Art Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Austin Fine, 1981.12.19. Photo by John Parnell.

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 includes portraiture that highlights community interactions as well as more individualized experiences of grief and personal memory as seen in Child Holding Doll and Shoe, Untitled, (Eyes, Horses, Figures), and Cotton Mill. Other artworks in this grouping highlight the once functional use of these artworks from a carousel figure to a pocket watch trade sign.

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Specifications

  • Organizer

    American Folk Art Museum | AFAM

  • Loan Duration

    2 years

  • Space Requirements

    N/A

  • Facility Requirements

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

  • Support

    Art Bridges covers all costs to prepare and ship the artworks to the borrowing museums. The foundation encourages borrowing museums to apply for accompanying Learning & Engagement funding to support the activation and interpretation of Collection Loan Partnership artworks. Learning & Engagement funding supports multidisciplinary programming, interpretive materials, and community outreach.

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