The Craft & Folk Art Museum is the only museum in Los Angeles dedicated solely to the support of contemporary craft and folk artists and gives audience to diverse makers and artists whose work is often not represented in larger art institutions.
Grant funding will go to a site-specific sculpture by Akio Hizume that will be in the front of the Museum. The mathematically-conceived sculpture, built out of 600 bamboo stakes, does not use joints or ground support to remain stable. It will be a part of the exhibition entitled Bamboo, which will elaborate on how bamboo has been applied to the forms of sculpture and design in contemporary Japan. The exhibition will be on view from May 27 through September 9, 2018.