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MUSEUM OF CRAFT AND DESIGN OPENS APRIL 6, 2013

New Facility Allows Museum to Expand Exhibitions and Programs

San Francisco, CA. January 31, 2013 – The Museum of Craft and Design will open the doors to their new permanent home on April 6, 2013.  The new Dogpatch neighborhood facility – abutting industrial waterfront buildings, Michelin recognized restaurants and the upcoming UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital – is prominently situated in the historic American Industrial Center on Third Street.

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Here are a few highlights of recent coverage:

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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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A New Focus on Design in San Francisco

“Following the trend south, the Museum of Craft and Design has moved to Dogpatch, San Francisco’s newest and most southerly arts neighborhood, already home to numerous galleries and studio buildings. The first permanent location for the twelve-year-old nonprofit is intended to diversify a program currently focused on thoughtful monographic exhibitions devoted to artists using craft material and found objects.” Read full article by Robert Atkins in Modern Magazine.

 

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How to Make an Anarchist Quilt

“…But Venom’s quilts aren’t exactly Ladies’ Home Journal material: They’re all about crime, gambling, metal, and drugs. “My art is a collision of fine art crafting and the fringes of society,” he says. “I’m riding that razor’s edge.” – Read full article by Lauren Murrow.

Originally published in the May issue of San Francisco

 

 

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There’s A Surprising Weapon In The Battle For Soldiers’ Mental Health

“Yet there is no dedicated department of arts and crafts for veteran rehabilitation, at least not through the federal government. Instead, for decades, individual veterans have turned to crafting on their own, as explored in the PBS documentary “Craft in America: Service” and a recent exhibit at the San Francisco Museum of Craft and Design, “Art and Other Tactics: Contemporary Craft by Artist Veterans.” By applying funds from the G.I. Bill toward taking on new artistic disciplines, more and more veterans are finding solace in crafts like pottery, woodworking, and metalsmithing…” Read the full GOOD article by Rebecca Huval here.

 

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