Only 1 Week Left for Folk Art MuseumPosted: June 30, 2011
From NYT Arts Beat:
Lovers of folk art have just a week left to visit the American Folk Art Museum at its home on West 53rd Street before it closes its doors there for good. Struggling under a heavy load of debt, the museum recently sold the building to the Museum of Modern Art. On Thursday it said its last day in the building would be July 8. The museum will remain in operation in its much smaller branch at 2 Lincoln Square, where it currently has a show of quilts from the collection. MoMA has not yet said what it plans to do with the building, which was designed by the architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien and opened in 2001. A spokeswoman for the folk art museum, Susan Flamm, said the museum would have 90 days to vacate the building after the sale closes, which she said would happen in mid-July.