Like all folk art museums, the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum will stretch your understanding of what art is. You will find an amazing diversity of objects, paintings, and sculptures created by very talented local craftsmen and self-trained artists. They record everyday life and use bold colors and interesting materials, simple shapes, and an imaginative use of fabrics. It is one of the largest folk art collections in the country.
Besides its permanent collection, the museum also often holds temporary exhibits of folk art on loan from various other museums. Some of the most interesting exhibits are Down on the Farm, with a carved wooden dog Prince who explores the countryside in toys, paintings, and sculptures, as well as exhibits of folk musical instruments used by folk musicians in the 19th and 20th centuries such as banjos, dulcimers, and fiddles.
326 Francis St W, Williamsburg, VA 23185, 888-965-7254
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