The museum serves Los Angeles through its mission to champion cultural understanding by encouraging curiosity about our diverse world through the universal lens of art. CAFAM is the only museum in Los Angeles dedicated solely to the support of contemporary craft and folk artists.
This grant will support “Work Over School: Art from the Margins of the Inside,” which sheds new light on the idea of the self-taught artist by examining the work of nine established and emerging artists who have developed great conceptual and technical skill through nontraditional means. Combining their training in other professional fields with their own artistic investigations, these artists produce a dynamic range of works in painting, metal, sculpture, and ceramics and share a reverence for material and a commitment to process and technique. The show is planned for September 25, 2016 through January 8, 2017.