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Over Objections, MoMA to Demolish Folk Art Museum

Thursday, January 09, 2014

The Museum of Modern Art now owns the building on West 53rd Street, and has decided not to incorporate it into its 100,000-square foot expansion, which it unveiled on Wednesday.

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Ford Foundation Helps Keep American Folk Art Museum Open

Friday, September 23, 2011

The lights are staying on at the American Folk Art Museum.

The museum, which has been struggling financially, was saved by donations from its trustees and a major gift from the Ford Foundation. The cash will allow the organization to keep operating at its Two Lincoln Square home and to keep its collection intact.

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Folk Art Museum to Sell Building to MoMA

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The American Folk Art Museum has announced that it will be selling its 30,000 square-foot building to the Museum of Modern Art. The museum will be moving to a much smaller space it rents across from Lincoln Center.

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American Folk Museum Mired in Debt

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The American Folk Art Museam is struggling to pay a $32 million dollar bond. They're not the only museum flailing in the downturn. Find out what's going on with NYC museum finances.

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