in the Public Realm
American Folk Art Museum
Recent Architecture: Museum

Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects, Billie Tsien
  • Constructed, 2001
  • AIANY Chapter Design Award 2002
  • World Architecture 2002
  • AIA National Honor Award 2003
  • Built by Women 2015
Tod Williams and Billie Tsien on the American Folk Art Museum - Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects
The American Folk Art Museum is an idiosyncratic home for idiosyncratic art.

A 40 foot wide, 100 foot long site on 53rd street is home for the American Folk Art Museum. Completed in 2001, the eight level museums is the first new museum built in New York in over three decades.

Four upper floors are devoted to gallery space for permanent and temporary exhibitions. A small café overlooks 53rd street from the mezzanine and provides a view of the two-story atrium. To accommodate the program...
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45 W 53th St
New York, NY 10019
United States

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