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Museums Are Cool, Too: 16 Shows to See This Summer

by Julia Wolkoff on July 18, 2013
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Summer is here, and it’s hot. If going to the beach sounds painful, we’ve got a suggestion: museums. Thankfully, the air conditioned galleries of New York’s museums have plenty of worthwhile shows to check out. (Just don’t try to go to the rooftop gallery at the Met; they’ve closed that today due to the heat.) Below, we’ve rounded up a whopping list of 16 fantastic museum shows we’re going to check out.

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Survivability Report: The American Folk Art Museum and the Seaport Museum

by John Gawarecki-Maxwell on January 17, 2012
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2011 wasn't a great year for either the Seaport Museum or the American Folk Art Museum. The two museums have been in dire financial straits for the past several years, struggling to keep rising operating costs down while bleeding admissions and memberships. We took a deeper look at their finances to figure out what these museums’ prospects look like.

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Approaching Abstraction in New York on 10/06/09

by David Harper on July 28, 2010
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Approaching Abstraction Date: Tuesday, October 6th 2009 – Sunday, September 12th 2010 Venue: American Folk Art Museum, 45 West 53rd St. The Folk Art Museum’s Approaching Abstraction has been open for nearly ten months now, but this may be the first show of “untrained” artists where both the creators and their works depart from what is […]

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