Folk City: New York and the American Folk Music Revival. Opens Summer 2015

In the summer of 2015, the Museum of the City of New York will present the exhibition Folk City: New York and the American Folk Music Revival. In the 1950s and 1960s, folk music blossomed in New York City, particularly in Greenwich Village, the iconoclastic neighborhood that had long nurtured unconventional art and progressive politics. Folk City will provide a rich, multimedia experience that will trace the revival’s roots, its growth in New York, its major players and songwriters, and its impact on American politics and culture during the tumultuous 1960s.

  • Sponsors

    Exhibition co-chairs: James E. Buckman, John R. Heller, and Thomas M. Neff

    The exhibition is made possible by the generous support of:
    Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
    Thomas M. Neff
    James E. Buckman
    James G. Dinan
    John R. Heller
    Zegar Family Foundation
    Martha and H.P. Hackett
    Jill and John Chalsty
    Micaela and Frank English
    Marilyn and Robert Wilson
    Catherine and William O'Connor
    Lindy and Robert Reilly
    Kathleen Carbonara and John Ver Bockel
    Michael Alter
    Stephanie and Michael Levy
    Tina and Orren Pickell
    Robert Remien

    The exhibition is organized by Dr. Stephen Petrus, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow.