Just the what the name says, a Craft and Folk Art Museum in the Wilshire Museum District.
I got this thing about quick-ass Museums. There are unfortunately popping up more and more these days.
To me a Museum is a place to go, take your time and soak it all it…whether it be Art, old Airplanes or Dinosaur Bones. LACMA is a place where you can do that. Two museums closest to LACMA, on the other hand, you can’t. I’ve already told you about the George C. Page Museum, and the Chinese American Museum (which I still like) downtown.
Look, the Craft and Folk Art Museum does not suck, by any measure, and it certainly fills a need. Craft and Folk Art in general is something that deserves its own Museum.
I just wish there were more to it.
Don’t forget, you gotta park…never a cheap adventure here in L.A. Then you gotta pay seven bucks to get in the door, and then maybe 30 minutes later…you’re done.
And I’m not even complaining about the seven bucks. After all, CAFAM has got to support itself somehow. Just know going in, you’re not going to spend a lot of time here. It’s a quick, quick visit.
IMPORTANT SAFETY TIP, PEOPLE: Just know, it looks way bigger on the outside than on the inside.
There are usually two exhibitions going on an any one time. One on the top floor, and one on the middle floor. The top floor is the biggest, and has the quote-unquote main exhibit, so that’s where you’ll spend most of your time. Below that is a mezzanine, second level. There will be a smaller exhibit there. The gift shop is very interesting, and almost worth a stop on it’s own, and…
…and what I said before stands. In and out in an hour, tops.
PARKING: Yeah, this is where things get really tricking. Realistically, you should park behind the George C. Page Museum (La Brea Tar Pits) or in the LACMA Parking Garage, or the LACMA Parking Lot on the same block as the Craft and Folk Art Museum. My understanding is LACMA will let people park there for the full freight $20 bucks. But if you actually go into LACMA (you know, buy a ticket), you can park for $10 bucks. And you might want to do this anyway because…like I said…you’re gonna need something to do after that hour’s up.
Craft and Folk Art Museum
5814 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Tuesday-Friday: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday-Sunday: 12:00–6:00 pm