are well thought out and well bal-
Quilts are also big at the museum.
Every other year, the museum spon-
sors the Quilt Connection, an interna-
tional quilt contest. This year, the win-
ning quilts were exhibited in New York
City at an event attended by more than
50,000 people in four days.
Another draw is the gift shop,
located next door to the gallery and fill-
ed with books, trinkets, candles,
posters, carved animals and 19th cen-
tury games. Among its literary offerings
are an updated "Dick and Jane"
primer in which the two characters,
now grown up, must contend with
microwave ovens and toxic waste.
The museum is open daily from 9
a.m. to 9 p.m. at 2 Lincoln Square,
near Columbus Avenue and 66th
Street. Admission is free. Telephone:
Gift shop hours are Monday, Tues-
day and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.,
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 11
a.m. to 7:30 p.m., and Sundays, noon
to 6 p.m.
A mail order catalogue is available
from Lincoln Square, New York, New
Some upcoming museum exhibits
"Always in Tune: Music in American
Folk Art," through Nov. 26, 1989. An
exhibition which demonstrates the im-
portance and place of music in Amer-
ican life through the work of folk artists
who tend to reflect our lives and times.
"This is a show about how America's
folk artists see music," says Wertkin.
"For instance, there might be a portrait
done by a folk artist showing a person
playing a musical instrument. There
will be everything from pottery to quilts
in which some aspect of music is
"America Eats," Dec. 7, 1989, to Feb.
4, 1990. An exhibition of homemade
cooking implements — cookie molds,
butter bowls, biscuit cutters, wafer
irons, candy molds, bread boards
"Access to Art," through Nov. 26,
1989. Thirty folk art objects for the
visually impaired presented in a tactile
format that includes braille, large-print
explanations and an audio tour. This
exhibit is scheduled to appear at the
Baltimore Museum of Art from Sept. 18
to Nov. 11, 1990. 11
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