Craft and Folk Art Museum Opens Baseball Exhibit

Opening at the height of baseball season, the Craft and Folk Art Museum (CAFAM) presents Baseball: The All-American Game from May 26 through September 9, 2012. For the first time in Los Angeles, the public will have access to the largest exhibition of baseball-related traditional folk art since the American Folk Art Museum’s historic The Perfect Game: America Looks at Baseball in 2003. This exhibition will explore baseball’s impact on American folk art made between the late-1800s to present day. Approximately 75 works of baseball-inspired folk art and memorabilia will be shown from the private collection of Gary Cypres, owner of one of the largest sports memorabilia collections in the world.

The Craft and Folk Art Museum (CAFAM) champions cultural understanding by presenting exhibitions and programs that bridge local and global cultures, and inspire a sense of inquiry and creativity within all people. Located on Los Angeles’ historic Miracle Mile, it is the city’s only institution exclusively dedicated to celebrating craft and folk art. CAFAM works to recognize emerging artists and make art accessible to all audiences, serving as a forum in which art can be presented and described by the artists and communities who create it. All exhibitions and public programs are developed in close collaboration with community cultural groups to ensure authentic expression.

In addition to the exhibitions on view, CAFAM hosts the Shop@CAFAM, an on-site and online shopping experience that features fair-trade art and handicrafts from local and global artists and artisans who are rooted in both traditional and contemporary craft. For current program and exhibition information call 323-937-4230 or visit www.cafam.org.

Location: 5814 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

Admission: FREE on the first Wednesday of every month

Regularly: $7 for adults; $5 for students and seniors; free for CAFAM members

Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 11am – 5pm; Saturday/Sunday, 12pm – 6 pm; closed Mondays.

Museum Tours: For group tour information, call 323-937-4230 x28.

 

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