Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum

301 South Nassau Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185 - United States




Art is in the eye of the beholder. In the galleries of the folk art museum, you'll discover an amazing variety of paintings, sculptures, and other objects created by talented, self-trained artists and craftsmen. In fact, it's one of the largest collections of American folk art.


Navajo Weavings: Adapting Tradition - Featuring a display of Navajo weavings never exhibited here before, this small exhibition will highlight six pieces on loan from the collection of American folk art enthusiasts Pat and Rex Lucke.

Art of the Quilter - The quilts in this exhibition illustrate the multicultural nature of American society, including the Anglo-American, African-American, German, Amish, and Mennonite communities.
The Art of Edward Hicks - This exhibition explores Hicks’ life and art through objects from the Foundation’s remarkable collection, home to the largest body of his works in the world.

Sidewalks to Rooftops: Outdoor Folk Art - This exhibit examines signboards, storefront figures, weather vanes, marine carvings, whirligigs, carousel animals, and other pieces originally intended for use outdoors.
Down on the Farm - This popular exhibition follows the story of Prince, a carved wooden dog, as he sets out on a journey to find his cousin. Rhyming label text tells of his adventures as he travels through the countryside.

Other exhibitions include American Folk Pottery: Art and Tradition - German Toys in America - American Ship Paintings - From Forge and Furnace: A Celebration of Early American Iron

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