This year marks the 100-year anniversary of the first Bauhaus school opening in Weimar, Germany. Bauhaus—from 1919 to 1933—brought together arts, crafts, and industry with a focus on aesthetics and objects. Though it lasted only a few years, it forever changed design. Today’s architecture has Bauhaus roots (e.g., white, curves, glass corner), which can be seen in
Thursday, November 14, 2019 San Francisco, CA (October 1, 2019) – The Museum of Craft and Design (MCD) is pleased to announce the special event Designing Change: An Evening with Roman Mars on Thursday, November 14, 2019. With over 360 million downloads, 99% Invisible is one of the most popular design podcasts in the world.
December 19, 2019–May 3, 2020 Press Preview | Wednesday, December 18, 2019 [San Francisco, September 10, 2019] This winter, the Museum of Craft and Design (MCD) will present two new, dynamic exhibitions exploring the ways that creative individuals are addressing issues of climate change. Survival Architecture and the Art of Resilience is a timely exhibition showcasing visionary
Sponsored by Center Hardware Continue your exploration of Dead Nuts: a search for the ultimate machined object in the John and Robyn Horn MakeArt Lab with creative, hands-on projects inspired by the objects on view. Sponsored by local Dogpatch business Center Hardware, MCD’s new Machinist Bar is filled with exciting collaborative art-making and free takeaway projects.
“It is a bit frightening to know that just before the fall of their great civilization the ancient Greeks had come so close to our age, not only in their thought, but also in their scientific technology,” wrote the science historian Derek J. de Solla Price in the June 1959 issue of Scientific American. The source
In celebration of the 100-year anniversary of the Bauhaus movement in Germany, American Institute of Architects, San Francisco (AIASF) and the Museum of Craft and Design (MCD) present bauhaus.photo, a catalogue of life at the Bauhaus, portrait, architectural, and product photography.The exhibition charts the various ways the Bauhaus helped lead the development of contemporary avant-garde photography; from Surrealism and Dadaism to the New
October 10–November 8, 2019 San Francisco, June 26, 2019: On the 100-year anniversary of the Bauhaus school’s opening in Weimar, Germany, American Institute of Architects, San Francisco (AIASF) and the Museum of Craft and Design (MCD) are pleased to present bauhaus.photo, a traveling exhibition, developed by the Bauhaus-Archiv/Museum für Gestaltung, Berlin, in partnership the Goethe
July 27–December 1, 2019 VIP & Press Preview | Friday, July 26, 2019 San Francisco, May 14, 2019– The Museum of Craft and Design is pleased to present Dead Nuts: a search for the ultimate machined object, an exploration of some of the finest examples of the mechanical age. “Dead nuts” is a machinist’s term
July 27–December 1, 2019 VIP & Press Preview | Friday, July 26, 2019 San Francisco, May 7, 2019– The Museum of Craft and Design is pleased to present Interior/Exterior opening on July 27, 2019, an exhibition that examines structures, “rooms” and objects, which are neither fully interior nor fully exterior. This exhibition exposes the permeability
Al Farrow’s exhibition, Divine Ammunition at the Museum of Craft and Design, San Francisco, was a topical, heady series of twenty-four sculptures of cathedrals, synagogues, mosques, religious objects, and reliquaries. Created with gun parts, bullet casings, lead shot, and bones, Farrow’s sculptural replicas of religious edifices are a meditation on the poignant relationship between worship and violence that