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Craft and Folk Art Museum

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Address: 5814 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036
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+1 323-937-4230
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Tue - Fri 11:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 18:00

The diverse collection of this museum encompasses all sorts of hand-made...

The diverse collection of this museum encompasses all sorts of hand-made artwork from throughout the world.

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Charming but small. Does not take a lot of time to go through

Some lovely and interesting things but I was hoping that it would be a bit bigger and the restaurant is no longer there. However, I enjoyed what they had on exhibit there and... read more

Reviewed 30 November 2016
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Reviewed 30 November 2016

Some lovely and interesting things but I was hoping that it would be a bit bigger and the restaurant is no longer there. However, I enjoyed what they had on exhibit there and would recommend. Takes less than an hour. Some other restaurants are near by.

Thank GailCrockett
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 9 November 2016

The Craft and Folk Art Museum (CAFAM) is a somewhat hidden treasure in the museum district of LA, right across the street from the La Brea Tar Pits and the Page Museum and only a couple of blocks from LACMA (the LA County Museum of Art). Great new shows just opened a couple of weeks ago.

Thank John_Schunhoff
Los Angeles
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

See what your contemporaries are crafting at a friendly venue across Wilshire Blvd from LACMA and the La Brea Tar pits. Art from various mediums with changing exhibits several times a year. They also have a variety of hands-on art-making for young and old - check their website for details.

Thank SmokeyLA
Peachtree City, Georgia
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

As an admirer of all things folk art, I looked forward to visiting the museum when in Los Angeles and was disappointed. There are only two gallery spaces and the exhibits were sparse. Great gift shop but that wasn't what I came for.

Thank ATLGigi
New York
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Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Often our alternative to behemoth LACMA, CAFAM is a more manageable size and always seems to have 2 incredibly interesting exhibits. Often good with curious kids too. Nifty gift shop too.

Thank RomeTheSecondTime
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Reviewed 27 March 2016

The art of the place calls to you everywhere, starting from the exterior and then continuing on inside. Such an informal place. So surprising to find it in artificial Los Angeles. Everything here is real. Everything here is human! This alone makes it worth a visit, just to recharge your batteries.

Thank Primo54
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Reviewed 12 February 2016

Three stories with the top two floors being intimate gallery space. Currently featuring porcelain made in China by a Japanese American. Very interesting. Elevator available to get you upstairs to galleries. Nice gift shop. Lovely book exchange area curated by local retired librarians. Museum participates in partnership with other museums. If you have a local museum membership card, be sure... More 

Southern California
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Reviewed 13 January 2016

Was there fore the Bin Pho exhibit. A very nicely curated small museum. It has two rooms of changing exhibits and an outside area for demonstrations. Very small but very worthwhile. Good to combine with the La Brea Tar Pits or Museum of Art which are across the street.

Thank _MTJ_99
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 18 December 2015

Very small museum with 2 floors of gallery space, figure on no more than an hour and a half visit. Your enjoyment quotient of this museum will be based almost entirely on the rotating shows on display. I thought their curator did an excellent job with the Paperworks exhibition but I felt the presentation of Binh Pho's work was a... More 

Thank pookala
New Rochelle, New York
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Reviewed 1 August 2015

There were 2 great exhibits - shoe design and art from veterans. Both were compelling and involving. Fun gift shop too.

Thank Stuart L

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