Digital Member Card FAQ

What are digital membership cards? Beginning in May 2021, the Museum of Craft and Design now offers digital membership cards which can be downloaded and saved to your smartphone. As part of the Green Museum Accord, MCD is proud to offer a more environmentally friendly alternative to plastic membership cards. Digital cards mean our members

6 Bay Area arts and entertainment events to check out this week

Museum of Craft and Design’s ‘Design by Time’ shows time’s passage in static objects If you’ve felt physically stuck in place this year, perhaps you’ve felt temporally unmoored. Weekdays blur into weekends; one month looks like the next. Time no longer moves in a line but in a loop, or maybe it doesn’t move at

What To Do This Weekend

Explore the passage of time through the art of design The Museum of Craft and Design officially reopens to the public on the first dayof April and is kicking things off with two newly installed exhibitions: Design by Time and Encoded Holidays: Gary Hutton x Tom Bonauro. Read the full highlight and check out all of Nob Hill

MakeArt Events

Inspire your group with virtual hands-on workshops that explore various popular techniques! From crowd favorites to limited edition, exhibition-based projects, MCD Events are an all-inclusive way to creatively engage with your team, family, or party guests–no matter how far away! Please contact us at so we can discuss the particulars of your event. Event

San Francisco art museums are reopening—here’s what to see this spring

With Bay Area counties officially in the red tier, local museums are opening their doors with a current maximum capacity of 25 percent. Expect to book timed tickets in advance and wear your mask to view much-anticipated exhibits such as the de Young’s Calder-Picasso and SFMOMA’s Close to Home: Creativity in Crisis. Here’s the lowdown on which museums

San Francisco’s major art museums now open

After being closed for more than three months during the second wave of the pandemic lockdown, San Francisco art museums plan to be open this weekend, museum officials announced Tuesday, March 2. Read the full article by Sam Whiting via San Francisco Chronicle’s Datebook.

A New Artist Opportunity for “Call & Response: Craft as a Tool for Activism”

San Francisco, CA (March 1, 2021) – The Museum of Craft and Design is launching a new artist opportunity with Call & Response, a nationwide online exhibition and artist marketplace. Working alongside the Museum of Craft and Design’s Executive Director, JoAnn Edwards and Curator, Ariel Zaccheo, Call & Response will be juried by Glenn Adamson, Curator, Writer, and Historian; Ebitenyefa Baralaye, Ceramicist, Sculptor,

DESIGN BY TIME PROMOTIONAL PARTNER DETAILS Thank you for helping promote Design by Time to your network. We are preparing to open the museum physically and hope to welcome visitors soon both in person and through our 360º virtual tour in early March. Social Media Please Follow the Museum of Craft and Design on the following

Encoded Holidays: Gary Hutton and Tom Bonauro

San Francisco, CA (February 3,  2021) – The Museum of Craft and Design presents Encoded Holidays: Gary Hutton and Tom Bonauro from February 26-August 25, 2021*. Over a thirty-year period from 1987-2017, Bay Area designers Gary Hutton and Tom Bonauro collaborated on annual holiday cards often referred to as “sculptures-in-a-box.” Each year featured different, unexpected materials like

Announcing the West Coast debut and the last exhibition stop for Design by Time

San Francisco, CA (November 12, 2020) – The Museum of Craft and Design presents Design by Time. Organized by Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and curated by Ginger Gregg Duggan and Judith Hoos Fox of c2-curatorsquared, Design by Time explores how the dynamic passage of time can be embodied within design objects. The exhibition places the work of 22