Jesse P. Martin September 19, 2011 at 8:20 pm

They should do an Antiques Roadshow where the entire museum collection is appraised (w/treasure chest graphic & attendant sound-effect and all).

L. Mario September 20, 2011 at 3:26 am

The Folk Art Museum has an impressive collection, but the build doesn’t reflect the art that it exhibits. Though I find the build an eye sore, it still houses a high caliber of artistic expressive artworks. NYC needs a museum like the Folk Art Museum. Maybe MoMA should make this museum an extension of there collection. MoMA has included “folk/outsider art in their group exhibition in the past. Redesign the facade. Stripe it down to a Shaker like simplicity. If the Folk Art Museum was to become an extension of MOMA, NYC would benefit greatly. The history of Modern art has always had a relationship with the “outsider/folk artist” from Henri Rousseau to Jean Dubuffet to Henry Darger. It makes perfect logical sense to make the Folk Art Museum as an extension of MoMA. They did it with PS1. Ann Temkin is such an amazing curator. The Folk Museum would florish with Ann Temkin insight and artistic integrity. Through Temkin’s brilliance the general public would get an opportunity to connect to a different side of art making.

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