Celebrate Staten Island this spring with the American Folk Art Museum and Historic Richmond Town!

The Curatorial Department at Historic Richmond Town’s Main Village site has sent a series of genre paintings from the mid-part of the 19th century to be loaned, as a part of a formal exhibition, to the American Folk Art Museum. The paintings include an oil on canvas from 1853 featuring a scene of oyster fishing, an important trade on Staten Island, an oil on canvas depicting Tompkinsville in the 1850s, as well as two portraits.

The American Folk Art Museum is an art museum in the Upper West Side of Manhattan, at 2 Lincoln Square, Columbus Avenue at 66th Street. It is the premier institution devoted to the aesthetic appreciation of folk art and creative expressions of contemporary self-taught artists from the United States and abroad.

This exhibit, entitled: Made in New York City: The Business of Folk Art, will run from March 19th through July 28th and is free for all to enjoy!


Visit the American Folk Art Museum for Staten Island Day, March 30th!

Activities Include:

1 pm  Families and Folk Art: New York City—Then and Now

2 pm  Closer-Look Tour

3 pm  Gallery talk with Victoria Munro, executive director, Alice Austen House

A special family scavenger hunt will be available all day long.

Baked goods will be provided by Mark’s Bake Shoppe throughout the day.

Sarah Hermann