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Craft and Folk Art Museum

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This is a very small museum across from the La Brea Tar Pit. Check what the expo is. I’ve been to... read more

Reviewed March 16, 2018
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A great future

This is a good addition to the LA art scene. The various floors of the museum were consumed with... read more

Reviewed February 15, 2018
John T
Cebu City, Philippines
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The diverse collection of this museum encompasses all sorts of hand-made artwork from throughout the world.
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5814 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036-4501
Central L.A
+1 323-937-4230
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Reviewed March 16, 2018 via mobile

This is a very small museum across from the La Brea Tar Pit. Check what the expo is. I’ve been to one great one - and one that didn’t hold my interest.

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Reviewed February 15, 2018

This is a good addition to the LA art scene. The various floors of the museum were consumed with variations of ceramic craft. Each floor is able to pull off an in-depth look at individuals or groups. There is also an outdoor use and exhibit...More

Thank John T
Reviewed February 15, 2018

A small compact, two-level museum that has a wonderful current show on ceramic artists and their works. They have a changing show that highlights all craft and folk art. It also has a really nice museum store that has an interesting eclectic mix of gifts....More

Thank Almaz A
Reviewed December 29, 2017

This is a wonderful museum in LA across from LACMA and Tar Pits. It is small but the work they showcase is unique. They also offer monthly events including family art workshops. Many are even free and open to the public. This museum is also...More

Thank Ryanne P
Reviewed December 10, 2017 via mobile

I wanted to see the US-Mexico Border exhibit produced in conjunction with Pacific Standard Time. Several contemporary pieces were on display, mostly made by US based artist an some Mexican artisits. I saw one piece made by a Guatemalan. In most cases these pieces were...More

Thank Nancy D
Reviewed November 9, 2017

Although there is not too much to this small museum (one floor of art when we were there), it does offer an interesting view of the Latino culture in particular in LA. There are some outstanding pieces. And the outside of the building is fabulous.

Thank sewkap
Reviewed July 3, 2017

The Craft and Folk Art Museum is a refuge from the main-stream commercialism of LACMA and the Peterson Auto museums, a return to art at it's base. Well curated exhibits highlight interesting themes, materials, and under-appreciated folk, craft and contemporary artists.

Thank eheyman
Reviewed May 26, 2017

We were at the La Brea Tar Pits and decided to visit here as it was across the road. This museum is very small so it doesn't take a long time to do. But it's interesting and always good to support smaller artists. The gift...More

2  Thank bmflynn
Reviewed November 30, 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...More

1  Thank Gail C
Reviewed November 9, 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...More

1  Thank John_Schunhoff
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February 14, 2016|
Response from _MTJ_99 | Reviewed this property |
No. This kind of information is usually found on the establishments web site: cafam . org
June 28, 2015|
Response from Philip S | Reviewed this property |
The museum doesn't have any parking but there are numerous lots within walking distance or you can park for free down many of the side streets for up to 2 hours.