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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
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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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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Peachtree City, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Thank ATLGigi
New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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Chicago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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Thank Primo54
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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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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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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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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