New York City, NY
The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum (AARFAM), which will commemorate its diamond anniversary in 2017 and is one of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg, will launch its celebratory year in New York City as the special loan exhibition at the Winter Antiques Show
This special exhibit Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum: Revolution & Evolution will offer a selection of some of the finest pieces in the museum’s collection including ceramics, sculpture, drawings, paintings, fraktur, furniture, weathervanes, utilitarian objects, needlework, quilts, toys and more.
The exhibition will honor Mrs. Rockefeller as one of the early female collectors of folk art and whose collection is the nucleus of the museum’s American folk art collection. It will also salute her vision, which continues today to guide the evolving AARFAM—the oldest, continuously operating institution in the United States dedicated solely to the collection, exhibition and preservation of American folk art—and to inspire its continued collecting and acquisitions process.
Exhibition overview from museum website