Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum

Local nameAbby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum
LocationWilliamsburg, United States

The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum is the United States' first and the world's oldest continually-operated museum dedicated to the preservation, collection, and exhibition of American folk art.Located just outside the historic boundary of Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, AARFAM was founded with a collection donated by Abby Aldrich Rockefeller and an endowment from her widower, John D. Rockefeller Jr., heir to the Standard Oil fortune and co-founder of Colonial Williamsburg.

With her seminal collection, Abby Rockefeller "elevated a body of material that had long been dismissed as homespun craft to a nationally-recognized and highly-regarded form of American art." The original building opened in May 1957 and was expanded in 1992 before being moved and expanded again in 2007, each time to accommodate its growing collection.

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The Old Plantation … @ attributed to John Rose

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Phone +1 757 220 7693

Address 325 Francis Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185, USA

Coordinates 37°16'13.394" N -76°41'51.246" E

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