The Craft & Folk Art Museum engages people through its diverse exhibitions and programs that challenge established ideas about craft and folk art and inspire a sense of inquiry and creativity within all people.
Serving Los Angeles for over forty years in the city’s historic Miracle Mile district, the Craft & Folk Art Museum is the only institution in Los Angeles exclusively dedicated to celebrating contemporary and traditional craft and folk art. Founded as a popular art gallery and restaurant in 1965, “The Egg and the Eye” became a not-for-profit museum in 1973. In the decades that followed, the Craft & Folk Art Museum solidly established its position as a primary exhibition and research entity in Southern California for folk art and craft. As Los Angeles developed as an important international art center, the Craft & Folk Art Museum continued to present indigenous global art forms and to support the careers of now well-known craft artists including Sam Maloof, Otto and Vivika Heino, and Beatrice Wood.
The Museum’s dynamic exhibitions feature established and emerging artists whose work is rooted in craft and design. It is a venue that makes art accessible to all audiences and serves as a forum in which art can be presented and described by the artists and communities who create it.
The museum offers public, educational programs for children, adults, and families to deepen their understanding of the art processes and themes represented in the exhibitions and to allow them to express themselves creatively. Programs include our community outreach program called Folk Art Everywhere, art talks, craft workshops, school tours, family art workshops, poetry readings and print making open studio sessions.
Tuesday - Friday: 11 am - 5 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 12 pm - 6 pm
The first Thursday of every month: 6:30 pm - 9 pm
Students, Seniors and Veterans: $5
Children under 10: FREE
First Wednesday of every month FREE