Class #13: A Field Trip to the American Folk Art Museum’s Archives and Offices

On a rainy, late-winter afternoon, the Teen Docents trekked out to Long Island City, Queens to visit AFAM’s offices and to meet with museum staff, including archivist Mimi Lester and registrar Lauren Arnold. Mimi and Lauren showed them a Henry Darger manuscript, two small Sister Gertrude Morgan works, and Ralph Fasanella’s painting pants and cap! They learned a little bit about the inner workings of the museum and heard about arts careers they may not have known about before their visit.

When class is back in session, they’ll get to see new exhibition, When the Curtain Never Comes Down, for the first time!

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