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November 20, 1991 | DENNIS ROMERO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Harder-to-get loans and investor reluctance in a slumping real estate market have caused officials at the Craft and Folk Arts Museum to push back from 1992 to 1994 the projected completion of a proposed mixed-use museum home. Officials say the delay will not affect their ability to operate the multicultural museum or to get exhibits. It has been in the Wilshire-Fairfax May Co.
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June 1, 2012 | By David Davis, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Over the past 25 years, super collector Gary Cypres has amassed so much sports memorabilia that he opened an eponymous, 30,000-square-foot museum in downtown Los Angeles. The breadth of his collection - from 18th century tennis rackets to 21st century sports-movie posters - sets Cypres apart from one-sport or one-era specialists. The national pastime is Cypres' passion, and the Bronx-born businessman has curated a new exhibit of hardball holdings titled "Baseball: The All-American Game" at the Craft and Folk Art Museum.
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March 28, 2009 | David A. Keeps
Though it is called Global Bazaar @ CAFAM, the Craft and Folk Art Museum's sale next Friday and April 4 boasts plenty of local talent. Vendors of handmade, fair-trade goods include Pasadena and Westwood ceramists, Marina del Rey glassblower Liz Marx and Venice recycling artist Aaron Kramer, who weaves coffee stirrers into lighting globes. Kramer will also display "Boats," shown here, a sculptural wall installation composed of 33 easy-to-mount wooden vessels forged from thrift-shop salad bowls.
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February 19, 2012 | By Suzanne Muchnic, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Remember perestroika? It's back — in an exhibition of political poster art. "Deconstructing Perestroika: Soviet Ideology and its Discontents," at the Craft and Folk Art Museum through May 6, offers 24 original versions of posters neatly lined up on walls. But the hard-hitting images are unruly blasts from the Soviet past. Mostly made from 1987 to 1991, they reflect the period when Russian leader Mikhail Gorbachev's policies of glasnost (openness) and perestroika (restructuring)
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November 23, 2010
Maryna Hrushetska, who has served as the director of the Craft and Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles for nearly six years, will be stepping down from her role effective Dec. 30, the museum said Monday. Hrushetska joined the museum in March 2005 in the midst of a difficult time for the institution, which had gone through five directors in eight years. During her tenure, she helped to stabilize the organization, overseeing 37 exhibitions and helping increase attendance by 67%, with a 38% increase in revenue, the museum said.
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June 19, 2011 | By Scarlet Cheng, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Two shows at the Craft and Folk Art Museum (through Sept. 11) demonstrate how artists can work their magic to make unconventional materials impressive and expressive. Walking into Jennifer Angus' installation "All Creatures Great and Small" is a bit startling, as one realizes the wee components of her work. Insects. About 5,000 of them, pinned to the wall in patterns and posing in display cases. They're in glorious jewel-like colors and obsidian sheens, in the shapes of leaves and in shapes not seen in nature.
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January 24, 2010
For Robert M. Place, Tarot scholar and illustrator, the main function of the Tarot is not fortunetelling -- instead, a reading can yield self-knowledge valuable for dealing with the future. "When we're using the cards," he says, "we're allowing our unconscious to communicate with us -- perhaps you would say a higher self." The cards also represent an artistic tradition, and the show he's curated for the Craft and Folk Art Museum, "The Fool's Journey: The History and Symbolism of the Tarot" (opening today)
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June 1, 2012 | By David Davis, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Over the past 25 years, super collector Gary Cypres has amassed so much sports memorabilia that he opened an eponymous, 30,000-square-foot museum in downtown Los Angeles. The breadth of his collection - from 18th century tennis rackets to 21st century sports-movie posters - sets Cypres apart from one-sport or one-era specialists. The national pastime is Cypres' passion, and the Bronx-born businessman has curated a new exhibit of hardball holdings titled "Baseball: The All-American Game" at the Craft and Folk Art Museum.
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January 25, 2009 | Liesl Bradner
Journalist and photographer Iason Athanasiadis has set out to alter how Westerners perceive Iran with his photo exhibition "Exploring the Other: Contemporary Iran" at L.A.'s Craft and Folk Art Museum, today through March 29. "I wanted to use this opportunity to show how varied Iran is -- what it's really like," said Athanasiadis. "A lot of people don't know that Iran is the birthplace of the most lenient form of Islam." Now based in Tehran, Athanasiadis was born and raised in Athens.
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October 13, 1999 | SUZANNE MUCHNIC, TIMES ART WRITER
Edith R. Wyle, whose passion for humanistic, universally meaningful art propelled her to establish Los Angeles' popular Craft and Folk Art Museum and Festival of Masks, died Tuesday at the age of 81. She died in her sleep at her West Los Angeles home after battling cancer, said Patrick Ela, chairman of the museum's board of trustees.
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June 19, 2011 | By Scarlet Cheng, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Two shows at the Craft and Folk Art Museum (through Sept. 11) demonstrate how artists can work their magic to make unconventional materials impressive and expressive. Walking into Jennifer Angus' installation "All Creatures Great and Small" is a bit startling, as one realizes the wee components of her work. Insects. About 5,000 of them, pinned to the wall in patterns and posing in display cases. They're in glorious jewel-like colors and obsidian sheens, in the shapes of leaves and in shapes not seen in nature.
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November 23, 2010
Maryna Hrushetska, who has served as the director of the Craft and Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles for nearly six years, will be stepping down from her role effective Dec. 30, the museum said Monday. Hrushetska joined the museum in March 2005 in the midst of a difficult time for the institution, which had gone through five directors in eight years. During her tenure, she helped to stabilize the organization, overseeing 37 exhibitions and helping increase attendance by 67%, with a 38% increase in revenue, the museum said.
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November 7, 2010 | By Scarlet Cheng / Special to the Los Angeles Times
High and low culture, the sacred and the profane, the esoteric and the pop collide in the works of Einar and Jamex de la Torre, brothers who have collaborated closely as artists for 20 years. Although they started working in glass, shaping figurative work that often borrowed themes from their Mexican roots, they have moved toward larger sculpture and installation work, several of which anchor their retrospective, "Borderlandia: Cultural Topography by Einar and Jamex de la Torre" at the Craft and Folk Art Museum.
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July 18, 2010
When Aaron Kramer was a boy, he would ride his bike through the streets of his Chicago neighborhood on the evening before trash pickup, trawling for interesting discards. "Thursday night was my gold mine night as a kid," he recalls. Settled in Santa Monica for the last dozen years, Kramer, 46, still keeps an eye out for underappreciated treasures, such as the wooden brooms he noticed poking out of garbage cans, their handles worn from repeated use. Whenever he saw one, he'd throw it in the back of his van, and after a while, he'd collected enough to create a headboard out of them.
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January 24, 2010
For Robert M. Place, Tarot scholar and illustrator, the main function of the Tarot is not fortunetelling -- instead, a reading can yield self-knowledge valuable for dealing with the future. "When we're using the cards," he says, "we're allowing our unconscious to communicate with us -- perhaps you would say a higher self." The cards also represent an artistic tradition, and the show he's curated for the Craft and Folk Art Museum, "The Fool's Journey: The History and Symbolism of the Tarot" (opening today)
HOME & GARDEN
March 28, 2009 | David A. Keeps
Though it is called Global Bazaar @ CAFAM, the Craft and Folk Art Museum's sale next Friday and April 4 boasts plenty of local talent. Vendors of handmade, fair-trade goods include Pasadena and Westwood ceramists, Marina del Rey glassblower Liz Marx and Venice recycling artist Aaron Kramer, who weaves coffee stirrers into lighting globes. Kramer will also display "Boats," shown here, a sculptural wall installation composed of 33 easy-to-mount wooden vessels forged from thrift-shop salad bowls.
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June 20, 1987 | JANE GREENSTEIN
Seventy-six years before Frederick Auguste Bartholdi completed the Statue of Liberty, an unknown artist represented America in a mezzotint as an Indian princess wearing a towering feathered headdress. Flanked by two tomahawks and a rattlesnake, she rides in a chariot drawn by tigers. Opposite her sits Africa, symbolized by a similarly adorned black woman.
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January 17, 1987 | ELLEN MELINKOFF
"Puzzles, Old and New," the Craft and Folk Art Museum's current exhibit, is one for the entire family. It's all subtitled "Head Crackers, Patience Provers and Other Tactile Teasers"--so go mentally prepared. On one wall, there are stacks of newsprint covered with mazes and a bin of pencils nearby. Step right up and try your skills (kids, too), and then take home your sheet.
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January 25, 2009 | Liesl Bradner
Journalist and photographer Iason Athanasiadis has set out to alter how Westerners perceive Iran with his photo exhibition "Exploring the Other: Contemporary Iran" at L.A.'s Craft and Folk Art Museum, today through March 29. "I wanted to use this opportunity to show how varied Iran is -- what it's really like," said Athanasiadis. "A lot of people don't know that Iran is the birthplace of the most lenient form of Islam." Now based in Tehran, Athanasiadis was born and raised in Athens.
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September 25, 2006 | Scarlet Cheng, Special to The Times
Hanan Karaman Munayyer fell under the spell of Palestinian embroidery in 1987, when she saw a collection of dresses and accessories brought to New York by an antiques dealer. She and her husband are of Palestinian descent, but she says, "The beauty of the embroidery on these early 20th century dresses -- we saw it for the first time in that collection." The dealer intended to sell off the 65 dresses piecemeal.
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