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Craft and Folk Art Museum

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Address: 5814 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036-4501
Phone Number: 323 937 4230
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Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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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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Fascinating small moments

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2016
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Chicago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 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.

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GRAND RAPIDS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 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 

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Southern California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 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.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 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 

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New Rochelle, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

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

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Thank Stuart L
Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

CAFAM just opened its new exhibits. The second floor exhibit is a fantastic shoe collection by artist Chris Francis. He's even set up shop in the front window of the ground level gift shop, where he will be making new creations during the run of the show. Just to give the reader of the review an idea of what this... More 

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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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