Got a Creative Mask Idea? You Could Win $500 in a Mask-Making Competition

“Our foreseeable future is a masked one. Already, I recite a new mantra when I leave my home, lest I forget one of four essential items: “Keys, wallet, phone, mask.” The initial rush to produce as many simple-but-effective face coverings as possible (most notably, to address personal protective equipment shortfalls for front-line workers and medical

Let’s Face It

Artists, designers, and creatives of all types and ages have been passionately responding to the current need to cover our faces. MCD is launching Let’s Face It, an international craft and design mask-making competition and community gallery. From the practical to the avant-garde, we are curious to see what you are creating and share it with

Designing Change: COVID-19 and the Bay Area Designer Response  Are you a Bay Area designer, design firm, artist, or architect who is contributing work to address the current crisis? Do you know of a designer or team that deserves to be celebrated for their efforts? Inspired by the efforts of designers from across the globe, the Museum of Craft and Design is collecting

In Review “Linda Gass: and then this happened…”

Artist and environmental activist Linda Gass is concerned about “climate change at the intersection of water.” Her solo exhibition, titled and then this happened… at San Francisco’s Museum of Craft and Design (MCD) addresses issues of failing infrastructure, human interventions, and disasters that impact the Bay Area’s varied terrain and fragile watersheds. For Gass, textiles

MCD is temporarily closed

Updated Museum of Craft and Design’s COVID-19 NOTICE Like many institutions, the Museum of Craft and Design is closed for an indeterminate amount of time. We are working remotely to keep forward momentum, and to maintain a connection to you – our valued members, supporters, artists, makers, designers, and neighbors – all the people we care about.


The Museum of Craft and Design showcases cutting-edge, custom motorcycles from around the globe San Francisco, CA (February 19, 2020)– The Museum of Craft and Design (MCD) presents the exhibition Moto MMXX, opening August 22 and on view through January 3, 2021*. Featuring cutting-edge custom motorcycles from around the globe, “Moto MMXX showcases innovative international builders,

Survival Architecture and the Art of Resilience

Our Earth – in terms of climate – is on the brink of no return. This precarious situation is clear for all to see. Extreme events continue to batter every corner of the planet, even those that were hitherto considered safe, protected places. From politicians to designers, by way of the young Greta Thunberg, so

Circular, Portable, Visionary, and Resilient: Survival Architecture

Climate Change is an issue that can no longer be escaped in our everyday lives as well as in our disciplines. On view at the Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco is an exhibition that addresses the matter at both of these levels. As the exhibition unravels, we can’t help but wonder how

Best of 2019

Wanxin Zhang @ Museum of Craft and Design. The artist’s life-sized figures fuse the ancient tradition of Asian ceramic sculpture (as seen in the terracotta soldiers excavated in 1974) with the subversive legacy of Northern California Funk. His art addresses age-old questions about whether enshrined ideals are sturdy enough to withstand present-day assaults.  A Story From Uncle