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.
November 7, 2010 |
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.
June 19, 2011 |
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.
June 27, 2001
"Containers of Ideas," an exhibition of three-dimensional art made by Los Angeles high school and middle school students, is on view at the Craft and Folk Art Museum through Sunday. The artworks, which represent the students and various aspects of their communities, were created as part of the annual FACES (Folk Art as Community Expressions) program sponsored by Neutrogena Corp. The museum, at 5814 Wilshire Blvd., is open Wednesday through Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Information: (323) 937-4230.
February 10, 2004 |
After less than a year in the job, Peter Tokofsky, executive director of the Los Angeles Craft and Folk Art Museum, has been forced to resign, prompting an exodus of board members. "It was a controversial decision, but the majority ... voted to make the change," said Frank Wyle, chairman of the board. Describing Tokofsky's departure as a result of "differences we couldn't resolve," museum treasurer Wally Marks III said. "It wasn't a perfect match."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 20, 1997
As the founder and former director of the Craft and Folk Art Museum, I feel it is important to clarify the reasons for our announced closure (Dec. 6). The museum originally vacated its premises in the late 1980s, rather than undertake required earthquake-related upgrades that would have totaled several hundred thousand dollars. We had plans to build a high-rise on that spot and were offered a temporary home at the Wilshire May Co. Unfortunately, the real estate market plummeted during the late 1980s.