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Museum of Craft and Folk Art

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Address: 51 Yerba Buena Lane, San Francisco, CA 94103
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+1 415-227-4888

A museum of craft, folk art, and ethnic art with exhibits rotating every...

A museum of craft, folk art, and ethnic art with exhibits rotating every ten weeks or so.

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They had an exhibit of office furniture and that was about it. it was a good exhibit but small and for the amount of money we had to pay it was very disappointing

2 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 May 2014
Marcie M
Sacramento, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014 via mobile

They had an exhibit of office furniture and that was about it. it was a good exhibit but small and for the amount of money we had to pay it was very disappointing

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2013 via mobile

Hi everyone I've just checked in the official website and this museum is actually closed. Luckily the area is surrounded by other attractions: moscone center, jewish contemporary museum etc.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2012

This museum is tiny - just one small room. I imagined it would be full of historic folk crafts, but when I was there, the exhibition was of contemporary paper art. The pieces were fine, but not at all what I had imagined and not worth going unless you are passing and have 15 minutes to kill. Think there are... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2012

This seemingly is not a museum at all especially of what you would surely consider craft or folk art. It is one room with (when I was there) one artist who did very contemporary installation type art. Not craft or folk art at all. It was only $5 entrance fee which I considered a donation but didn't stay for more... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2012

It's only $5 but it should be free. It is what most people would consider a gallery, not a fee-for-entry museum. There is a small shop in front (with nothing special) that you can browse without paying. Then you pay, get a museum-type sticker, and enter the "museum" which is one small room with about 8 works by one local... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2007

Don't waste your time. I only went because it was behind my hotel and free with my Go San Francisco Card. Normally the admission price is $5.00 (it may be free on Tuesdays). It took me less than 10 min. to go through the small museum and the only things on exhibit were ukuleles. They supposedly rotate the exhibit 3-4... More 

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