Last updated: 6/28/2012
5814 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
5814 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, LA 90036
|Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday ||11 AM to 5 PM|
|Thursday ||11 - 7 pm|
|Saturday and Sunday ||12 - 6 pm|
Children under 12: FREE
Maryna Hrushetska, Executive Director
phone: 323-937-4230 x27
Holly Jerger, Director of Public Programs
phone: 323-937-4230 x28
Lindsay Crook, Development Associate
phone: 323-937-4230 x31
Amanda Fruta, Membership Coordinator
phone: 323-937-4230 x21
Yuko Makuuchi, Global Merchant
phone: 323-937-4230 x22
Eilen R. Stewart, Exhibitions and Publicity Coordinator
To cross the threshold of the Craft & Folk Art Museum is to enter a realm of life-affirming, culturally-nourishing, mind-expanding possibilities. It is a collaborative work in process, functioning as catalyst, bridge, and magic mirror. It draws together the passions, discoveries and dreams of collectors, curators and designers. It combines traditional and folk art with the creations of contemporary craft artists. It transforms them, through the medium of its unique space on museum row, into powerful exhibitions. These experiences bridge the ethnically diverse cultures of Los Angeles and return to them, as in a mirror, the affirming revelation: what you see is what you are and it is wonderful.
The Craft & Folk Art Museum was founded by Edith R. Wyle in 1965 as The Egg & The Eye. It was her intent to reinvigorate contemporary craft arts by bringing them into direct relationship with the authentic and spontaneous diversity of folk art. It was a bold, original, intuitive act which continues to benefit the community through a sustained program of Exhibition, Education, and Publication.
CAFAM develops and presents 7 to 10 original exhibitions per year. To encourage visitors to be active participants in interpreting and creating art, the museum also offers a wide variety of hands-on public programs, including:
Listen, Learn & Make workshops: hands-on art workshops for families with children aged 3-12; $6 per child/Family Passport and above: FREE curiosity sessions...:classes and workshops for adults; prices vary depending on the topic: range from free to $50 per session Inside and UPSTAIRS: tours and hands-on art workshops for K-12 students and their teachers; $2-$5 per child/scholarships available artist's and curator's lectures: at least one per exhibit (7-10 per year); free with general admission CAFAM also holds a wide variety of special programming, including regular film screenings, concerts, and dance performances.
CAFAM produces a newsletter 3 times a year, in January, May, and September.
CAFAM also produces a enewsletter once a month.
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