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Museum of Craft and Folk Art

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Causes: Art Museums, Arts & Culture, Arts Education, Cultural & Ethnic Awareness, Museums

Mission: The Museum of Craft and Folk Art provides exhibitions and educational programs to enrich and inspire, honor cultural traditions past and present, and celebrate the creative spirit. This is accomplished through innovative exhibitions of craft and folk art, educational programs, and publications.

Programs: The museum's unique exhibition program is dedicated to contemporary craft, American folk art, and traditional cultural art. For almost 25 years, the Museum has offered acclaimed exhibitions, educational programs, and publications dedicated to the understanding of human expression, ranging from utilitarian objects to contemporary art. The Museum presents innovative and enlightening exhibitions that challenge conventional defnitions of art. Changing exhibitions are complemented by a gift shop featuring handmade objects respecting the Museum's focus. The Museum of Craft & Folk Art School Program offers hands-on presentations that introduce Bay Area children to the central role of folk art in traditional cultures around the world.

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2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My students (and students in all grades) have participated in MOCFA classes for over 10 years. The classes are well prepared, student friendly and of high interest for teachers and students. Many teachers utilized MOCFA classes to enhance Social Studies, multicultural and art activities. The variety of classes ensures that all grade levels find something of interest. There is diversity, cultural information, slide shows and wonderful art projects with each class. The Museum itself is worth a visit or a field trip. Students view artists' works, listen to a bit of history and learn about a variety of crafts. I highly recommend MOCFA as an enriching experience for all elementary schools.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

This is a small jewel of a museum. Their exhibits of craft and folk art are focused on areas often missed by larger museums. The folk art shows feature items from all over the world, from Chinese slippers to Brazilian statues. The intimate size of the museum and high quality explanatory material make the entire experience very instructive and delightful.