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Craft and Folk Art Museum

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Address: 5814 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036
Phone Number: 323 937 4230
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Description: 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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Cute place to spend an hour or so.

The exhibits on display this month include Iranian digital photography which was disappointing, and some very interesting quilts (I especially liked the quilts made from Heavy... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The exhibits on display this month include Iranian digital photography which was disappointing, and some very interesting quilts (I especially liked the quilts made from Heavy Metal T-shirts). The museum is very small, but aesthetically pleasing both inside and out.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This is a little gem of a museum tucked away in the Miracle Mile, we make a point of visiting every time we come to LA on vacation. The exhibitions are always interesting, quirky and inspiring - This is definitely not a corporate experience. The lady in the shop is very nice too.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Go to see Dario Escobar before it closes this month! Escobar takes craft to a new level. Also, don't miss the gift shop. That may sound like trite advice, but if you have birthdays coming up, I think you'll appreciate all the unique items that are for sale. It's also nice to know that you are supporting artists and this... More 

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Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

I expected to have a good experience in Craft and Folk Art Museum, but I was so disappointed when I came into the museum after spending an hour taking the bus to there. They do have some cool art projects there, but only a few. Anyway, spending one hour there is the most. I guess

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hood,va
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

This was not my favorite part of my trip. The museum building was wrapped on the front with squares of crochet blocks so therefore I thought it was going to have that kind of exhabits. What I found was an exhabit about human hair and some modern art on Alaska. I was a little disappointed.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

This small museum is surprisingly attractive inside. Just across Wilshire from two big L.A. attractions--the La Brea Tar Pits (George C. Page Museum) and LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art)--it was easy to add to our museum tour day. We enjoyed two current exhibits, one of stunning glass sculptures and the other of vintage and recent tattoo designs. As... More 

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West Hollywood
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

Recently I’ve noticed Craft and Folk Art Museum has been going hip and interesting… well, more interesting in a way I’m interested. Different shows that include seminars, and events/parties of interest to me. I Facebook’d them, so you know its got to be something! The Tattoo Show happening now in November is great. Some of the best tattoo artists and... More 

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Union Bridge, Maryland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

Don't bother if your expecting a curated collection of craft and folk art like, say, the Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore. This is a gallery and shop, not a museum and one shouldn't have to pay $7 to view a couple of exhibitions and the shop.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2012

You can get here on the 720 bus from downtown LA. Its very small, maybe not worth a trip on its own, but its so near other sites that you should make some time for it. There were two shows when I was there. The Maximo Gonzalez show was terrific- good contemporary art, well displayed. There was also a Perestroika... More 

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LA County
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2006

The entire museum is small, clean, well lit and easy access. I was impressed by the use of vidio interviews as well as the display. This showed the process and people involved in bringing these garments to completion. It was also interesting to compare the different regional styles of embroidery. The other gallery show had a video that was just... More 

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