NYT: ‘Compass: Folk Art in Four Directions

 

 

 

NYC - American Folk Art Museum
NYC – American Folk Art Museum (Photo credit: wallyg)

 

A must see exhibit in NYC of 19th century folk art. Check out the New York Times Review at http://mobile.nytimes.com/article?a=955549&f=29

 

 

 

Exhibit emphasizes sailor and seaport specific items. After all the ports drove New York City’s¬†economy during the relevant time period.

 

 

 

Scrimshaw on sperm whale teeth, Nantucket, cir...
Scrimshaw on sperm whale teeth, Nantucket, circa 1840-1860. Exhibited in the American Folk Art Museum, New York City, New York, USA. There were no restrictions on photography in the museum, and this item is old enough so that copyright (if any) has expired. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

However I would love to also see the fancy quilt and painted furniture.

 

 

 

Folk Art Museum Stars

 

 

 

Even better its all stored in 19th century row houses.

 

clapboarded frame row houses (c. 1828), 141 He...
clapboarded frame row houses (c. 1828), 141 Henry Street, Brooklyn Heights, New York (Photo credit: lumierefl)