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A Day Trip to the Craft and Folk Art Museum

Just back from a quick mid-week trip to view The US-Mexico Border: Place, Imagination, and Possibility exhibit at the Craft and Folk Art Museum on Wilshire Boulevard, which is right across the La Brea Tar Pits. There's still a couple days left to catch the excellent exhibit which runs through Jan. 7.

The exhibit is part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, an exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles. Led by the Getty, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA is the latest collaborative effort from arts institutions across Southern California. Many of the exhibits, if they are still open close in Jan. or Feb 2018. There is more time to view the LACMA exhibit Found in Translation: Design in California and Mexico, 1915-1985 across the street from CAFAM, which is on view through April 1, 2018.

Some images from the CAFAM exhibit:


The exhibit presents the work of contemporary artists who explore the border as a physical reality (place), as a subject (imagination), and as a site for production and solution (possibility). My interest in traveling to the exhibit stemmed from my involvement in the planning for a cross border event in Tijuana that the San Diego Architecture Foundation is holding in June 2018. Another reason was the recommendation of an art friend that the CAFAM exhibit was one of the many presented as part of PST LA/LA not to be missed.

Before heading back to San Diego, there was time to dine and reflect at Pink Taco on Sunset Blvd. A nice stop before heading south home.

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