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Anja Ulfeldt: Of Sound | Mind and Objects, An Interactive Exhibition

June 23, 2016, San Francisco, CA – The Museum of Craft and Design announces the opening of Oakland-based artist Anja Ulfeldt: Of Sound | Mind and Objects on Saturday, August 20, 2016. Featuring Domestic Infrastructure #2, a life-size working model of a drainage system brought to life by hidden acoustics and the act of listening, Of Sound | Mind and Objects makes visible a system often concealed behind walls and amplifies sounds typically obscured by everyday life.

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Museum of Craft and Design Announces Expansion and Redesign of Retail Store

Revisioned by Lundberg Design, new MCD Store launches
with fresh look and wider selection of contemporary design goods

April 2016, San Francisco, CA – The Museum of Craft and Design’s retail shop, the MCD Store, received a revamped look and more space this spring to feature an even wider array of the eye-catching, handcrafted contemporary housewares, jewelry, children’s gifts, and art/design books that have made it so popular with both local and out-of-town craft and design lovers since it re-opened in its Dogpatch district location in 2013.

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Lines That Tie: Carole Beadle and Lia Cook

Museum of Craft and Design Honors the
Far-reaching Impact of Two Pioneering Textile Artists
Lines That Tie: Carole Beadle and Lia Cook

On view April 9 through August 7, 2016

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Here are a few highlights of recent coverage:

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Weaving a Legacy

Arnold will again be the subject of an exhibition when FELT DeCoded | Wool: Nature’s Technology opens at the Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco this February – a visual exploration of art and science that offers an intimate perspective of wool as nature’s own technology. “We are witnessing an increase in traditional handcrafts making a comeback in modern art,” says Stuart McCullough, the managing director of The Woolmark Company, the exhibition’s sponsor. “Natural, versatile, innovative and above all luxurious, wool and particularly felt continue to be used in modern ways whilst paying tribute to the fibre’s traditional roots.” Read full article here.

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JaVale McGee Surprises Five #GladToGive Heroes With A Shopping Spree

Over the Thanksgiving holiday from November 22-29, the Warriors and Glad teamed up to recognize five exemplary Bay Area individuals who have embodied kindness and service to others through their community organizations. On Tuesday, November 29, the five #GladToGive heroes were rewarded for their generosity and impact with a $1,000 shopping spree at the Alameda Target location to shop for needed items for each of their organizations. Read the full article here.

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MCDJaVale McGee Surprises Five #GladToGive Heroes With A Shopping Spree
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‘Felt Decoded’ Exhibition Set for San Francisco Museum

Thursday, December 15th
By Arthur Friedman of WWD.com

Artist Janice Arnold’s exhibition runs from lacy wisps of wool to rocklike slabs, showing wool felts extremes.
The Woolmark Co. is sponsoring an upcoming exhibition at the Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco called ‘Felt DeCoded | Wool: Nature’s Technology. Set to open to the public on Feb. 11, Felt Decoded is a tactile and visual exploration of art and science with a step-by-step material study that shows an intimate perspective of wool as nature’s technology, demonstrating why wool is intrinsic to the practice of making handmade felt.

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Dogpatch, San Francisco: A Hub for the Creative

“…The arts also bloom in Dogpatch. The Minnesota Street Project, a three-building complex between 23rd and 24th Streets that includes 35,000 square feet of gallery space and 22,000 square feet of subsidized studio space, opened in spring as a refuge for artists who have been priced out of gentrifying neighborhoods like the Tenderloin. Three years ago, the Museum of Craft and Design moved to its current location in the American Industrial Center from the Union Square area. Next month, Untitled, an international art fair, will hold its first San Francisco event at Pier 70, a 65-acre former ironworks and shipbuilding site.” Read full article by Julie Lasky here.

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Glad to Give Honoree: JoAnn Edwards by Golden State Warriors

The Warriors are teaming up with Glad to recognize a hero in the community on each day of Glad to Give Week. JoAnn Edwards: “I’m #GladToGive by gathering our communities to provide MCD MakeArt hands-on, experiential workshops where kids can discover their own creativity.”  Read more here.

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Anja Ulfeldt Makes Art From the Unappealing Sounds of Aging Plumbing

“You think, “All that rust and gunk: What an eyesore!” if you think of them at all. And the background noise of running water — from the toilet flush to the bathtub draining — is usually a mild annoyance and not a pleasure to hear. Of Sound l Mind and Objects, Ulfeldt’s new exhibition at San Francisco’s Museum of Craft and Design, is out to prove otherwise…” Read Jeffrey Edalatpour’s full article on KQED Arts here.

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Scenes From The Bayview Opera House’s Grand Re-Opening

“In the parking lot, tents and structures created a festival atmosphere, with carnival games and art activities supported by the Museum of Craft and Design, the Opera House’s own Dare 2 Dream art program, and more.” Read full article on Hoodline here.

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