We just got word from MOCFA director Jennifer McCabe that the the Museum of Craft and Folk Art (MOCFA) on Yerba Buena Lane and just steps from the SFMOMA and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts has decided to close its doors for good after 30 years of public service. The museum will officially close its doors on December 1 of this year, at the end of the run of its current exhibition. Citing the current economic climate and lack of corporate sponsorship paired with reduced funding for the arts was a significant factor in the decision. That said, the museum's head honchos stated that the MOCFA has achieved its essential mission. MOCFA Board Chair Elaine Connell said that "While decisions of this magnitude are never easy, we are proud to be closing at such a high point in the organization's history." The museum was funded in 1982 by crafts artist and patron of the arts Gertrud Parker. There will be a closing part on Friday, October 12. No word yet on any interested parties who want to take over the space.
· MOCFA.org [website]