The Egg and the Eye
The Egg and the Eye, a café and gallery, was established in 1965 by Edith Wyle at this location. Disenchanted with the art world of the time, Wyle sought to develop as space that would be nourishing both physically and intellectually. Thus, in addition to serving a wide variety of omelets, she organized regular art exhibitions. In 1966, Limited Works by Important Artists (known as the “Multiples show”) featured Pop art prints, books, sculpture, ceramics, and games by Andy Warhol, Ed Ruscha, and Robert Watts, among others. In 1973, The Egg and The Eye was transformed into the Craft and Folk Art Museum, a non-profit space that is still exhibiting art on Wilshire Boulevard today.