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Selected Masterpiece Paintings: New York State Folk Painters, 1977-02-23 - 1977-05-22


Scope and Contents

From the Record Group:

The records include material related to the exhibitions that were on display between 1966 and 1977. Material comes from both curatorial and registration departments, as well as from all departments that contribute to creating an exhibition. Material includes checklists in both final and draft form, object and installation photography, printed matter including catalogs and invitations, publicity and press releases, correspondence, and more. The majority of the exhibitions were presented at MAFA's rental location, at 49 West 53rd St, though some traveled after the initial installation, and others were satellite exhibitions. The Art of the Decoy, on display at MAFA in 1968, toured extensively between 1968 and 1972. Beginning in the 1970s, exhibition catalogs were published on a regular basis, and they can be found in the AFAM library.


  • Other: 1977-02-23 - 1977-05-22

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research with the exception of the following material: Loan forms and receipts, any information about anonymous lenders or donors, prices and insurance values, and any other material deemed private concerning the interest of the museum or individuals. Access to sensitive materials may be restricted at the discretion of the American Folk Art Museum. Please Contact the archivist at for more information.


From the Record Group: 16 linear feet (32 standard document cases)

Language of Materials


Repository Details

Part of the American Folk Art Museum Archives Repository

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