Partners with American Folk Art Museum to Increase Museum's Visibility And Pass the Hat Campaign

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  • November 21, 2011

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The Henry Darger Center at AFAM

The new website, which bills itself as the "Gateway to Americana Week," and a "guide to the shows, auctions and attractions of New York's Americana Week," has added its name to the growing list of supporters of the American Folk Art Museum.         

"The American Folk Art Museum," states Eric Miller, co-founder, along with Regina Kolbe, of the website,"holds more than five thousand artworks. It is a valuable an asset for anyone who loves Americana. The very least we can do is provide exposure and encourage visitors to the site to support its "Pass the Hat" fundraising efforts. The very best we can do is help them make a success of their new direction."

The American Folk Art Museum, now under the leadership of Chairman Laura Parsons and President Edward V. (Monty) Blanchard Jr., continues to operate at 2 Lincoln Square, West 66th Street at Columbus Avenue.

Among its revitalization programs is the Pass the Hat campaign. The campaign aims to make it easy for supporters to give gifts in the amounts of  $20, $50, $100. logo w/AFAM is providing a donation in kind, providing advertising and exposure on the website. It will support AFAM with content, including news about its collaboration with the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

In honor of the opening of its American Wing and The Henry R. Luce Center for the Study of American Art this January, the Metropolitan Museum of Art will display 15 major works of art from the American Folk Art Museum's collection. has also provided support for the Hudson River Museum. The Trevor Mansion, a 19th century estate built in 1876 sits adjacent to the museum.  It  is a prime example of Victorian style, the mansion boasts restored interiors that showcase an important collection of American and European fine and decorative art.

Pass the Hat AFAM

In addition to lending its support where needed, is attracting a prominent group of advertisers, including H.L. Chalfant of West Chester, PA, and The New York Ceramics Fair, which, although not specifically Americana in nature, has been called by the New York Times, "the jewel in the crown of Americana Week."

As Americana Week approaches, the site's editors will post educational content, news of attractions, schedules, and more.

For more information on the events taking place during Americana Week, including attractions and suggested hotels, please visit  Follow on Twitter and Facebook.



Regina Kolbe or Eric Miller
212-665-6772 or 214-3299733
15 E. 94th Street
New York, New York

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