The Craft & Folk Art Museum has changed its name to Craft Contemporary. A recent article in the LA Times described the change. A new website for Craft Contemporary will be available in the Spring. According to the article there are some who view “craft & folk” as dusty and old. The new name will be fresh and relevant. You can read the article here!
The museum is a non-collecting museum. It does plan to offer educational programs about the history of craft. The change isn’t meant to indicate a change in programming.
I didn’t know that the museum used to be the Egg & the Eye, opening in 1965. In 1973, it became a nonprofit museum with the Craft & Folk Art Museum name.
Check out their website for more information about their exhibitions and programs.