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.