$1.6 M. Grant to American Folk Art Museum for Traveling Show

A mid-20th-century Henry Darger from the museum's collection. (Courtesy AFAM)

A mid-20th-century Henry Darger from the museum’s collection. (Courtesy AFAM)

The American Folk Art Museum, which sold its onetime home in Midtown in 2011 because of financial trouble, has been award a $1.6 million grant from the Henry Luce Foundation to fund an exhibition called “Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum.”

The show, which will include more than 100 pieces from the museum’s permanent collection, will open at its current home at Lincoln Center next May and then travel to five other cities. Hopefully some people who see the show will consider making some donations to the museum.

Thanks to ArtsBeat for tipping us off to the news.

$1.6 M. Grant to American Folk Art Museum for Traveling Show