Folk Art Revealed
Exploring American History and Culture through Folk Art
Welcome to Folk Art Revealed: Exploring American History and Culture through Folk Art. This website, created by the education department of the American Folk Art Museum and LearningTimes, offers pre-K–grade 12 students, educators, administrators, and other curious minds access to a wealth of lesson plans, images of works in the museum’s permanent collection, videos, and a variety of other tools. Folk art—works of art created by “ordinary” people with no formal art training—is a carrier of historical and cultural heritage. By its very nature, folk art is at the heart of the cultural expression of all people and speaks directly to the diversity of our heritage and shared national experience. It provides a window into the lives of individuals and communities throughout history.