Craft Contemporary, Los Angeles

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Situated on historic Museum Row since 1965, the Craft & Folk Art Museum (CAFAM) is an invaluable contributor to Los Angeles culture, exhibiting current artists with intriguing perspectives and distinctive practices. Exploring the leading edge of craft, art, and design, CAFAM gives audience to diverse makers and artists whose work is often not represented in larger art institutions. The museum is a place to see art and make art -- all under one roof. CAFAM coordinates a robust roster of hands-on workshops led by professional artists and makers. Uncommon discoveries are also guaranteed at the CAFAM Shop, which offers an expertly curated array of handmade items from skilled artisans. The intimate, atypical museum space and independent spirit at CAFAM combine to create an atmosphere of excitement and innovation, where people in Los Angeles deepen their relationships to art, creativity and one another.

For more information, visit www.cafam.org
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  • I stopped by this place on my way out of LACMA, and I am so happy I did. The art was beautiful and compelling, and the space is gorgeous. They also have a fantastic gift shop. I would recommend visiti...  more »
  • A sometimes compelling exhibition in a small space. The videos were mostly fascinating, too. there was also a small show of burnt books and seashells as well as a largish polygonal structure for plant...  more »
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  • It was donate what you can day so that lured us in. My friend was very excited and looked at all the wares for sale. The fuzzy exhibit was neat. One friend was very impressed with the art upstairs but my other friend was not. The art did not seem to fit "folk". There were beautiful canvases with meaningful messages, but very modern and did not fit the "craft" definition I expected. The art did not call to me, I was most impressed with the beautiful wood floors and the colors used to fill the cracks and chips on the cement.
  • Did not love. Not very craft centric in the traditional sense of the word. A photography exhibit and a very sparsely arranged metal construction exhibit that was really reaching to be worthy of exhibiting. Just not interesting and not enough pieces.. read and viewed everything and was out in way under two hours. Disappointed. Shop was quite nice.

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