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American Folk Art Museum, Midtown West

45 W. 53rd Street
Midtown West
New York City , New York
Tel: 212 265 1040's insider take:

Like the Guggenheim, this Midtown museum, which opened in 2001, is as notable for its building as for its collections. The exterior is a patchwork of bronze alloy panels that change hue according to the position of the sun; the interior is a series of open spaces dramatically illuminated by skylights. The 4,000-object collection spans 300 years of folk art, including intricate quilts, weather vanes, and paintings.

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