The Museum

A partnership between Travis County and the Austin Friends of Folk Art


The museum's holdings come from around the world and from a variety of artists. In our online catalog you are able to view the current cataloged art works and filter the art works by different categories.


The museum features artists that have significant bodies of works in the collections. These artists have made important impacts in the world of folk art and some continue to work today.


Works from the museum are on display in the 700 Lavaca building in downtown Austin. On the first floor in the Hall of Government and in the second floor lobby, you will find a small selection of works from the museum.

For new exhibits, please check out our exhibits page and subscribe to our newsletter. We also have online exhibits available to view on this website.

700 Lavaca Building

700 Lavaca St

Austin, TX 78701


8am to 5pm

Monday thru Friday

Austin Friends of Folk Art

Austin Friends of Folk Art

AFFA is dedicated to the knowledge, promotion and preservation of folk arts and world cultures. Our bylaws say AFFA “is organized and shall be operated [. . .] for civic, educational and charitable purposes related to the support, promotion, appreciation, and development throughout Austin and Travis County, Texas, of folk art from around the world.” Founded in 1987 by a small but enthusiastic band of culturally curious explorers, AFFA has carried out its activities as a non-profit educational organization in compliance with Internal Revenue Code 501(c)3 since 1988.