Raw Design: Material Matter(s)

Shiny bulbous columns and spheres are presented alongside jagged mineral-like structures and rocky reconstructions. It seems to be a futuristic stone-age, where the uncannily natural sit alongside the synthetic in an exploration of unapologetic materiality. Read full article by Lara Chapman here.

Raw Design

San Francisco, CA. March 2018 – The Museum of Craft and Design presents Raw Design, a group exhibition curated by Glenn Adamson, curator, theorist and formerly Director of Museum of Arts and Design, New York. Opening on June 2, 2018, Raw Design will offer visitors an opportunity to explore contemporary design in its most fundamental

Judy Kensley McKie: Cast of Characters

San Francisco, CA. March 2018 – The Museum of Craft and Design is pleased to present Judy Kensley McKie: Cast of Characters, curated by Glenn Adamson and Ariel Zaccheo. Featuring a selection of McKie’s works sourced from the Artworks Foundry archive, Judy Kensley McKie: Cast of Characters is the first museum exhibition to focus exclusively

Anchors in Time: Dominic Di Mare

San Francisco, CA. March 2018 – The Museum of Craft and Design is pleased to announce the exhibition and new publication, Anchors in Time: Dominic Di Mare, featuring selected works completed over the past five decades by one of the Bay Area’s foremost artists in the contemporary craft movement.

Tom Loeser Forges Whimsical Furniture From Gardening Tools

“Tom Loeser comes from a family of unicyclists—an unconventionality apparent in his work, which turns traditional furniture on its head. As seen in “Tom Loeser: Please Please Please,” at San Francisco’s Museum of Craft and Design through May 20, Dig 23 repurposes old tool handles as the backrest for a bench in spalted maple, and the Folding Chairs series transforms seating into wall

Style’ 19 | December 7-8, 2019 The Museum of Craft and Design invites you to Style ‘19, a juried event celebrating 36 local, national and international contemporary fashion, jewelry and accessories artists. In its second year now at MCD, Style ‘19 will take place over two days on Saturday, Dec 7 and Sunday, Dec 8

Library MakeArt

MCD Library MakeArt events are 90-minute FREE drop-in workshops that take place at four branch libraries throughout San Francisco, including Potrero, Mission Bay, Visitacion Valley and Bayview. Activities are geared for children ages 4-14 and are designed in partnership with librarians around the MCD exhibitions, seasons, holidays and additional library themes.


Introducing MAKE, a new after-hours event at the Museum of Craft and Design MAKE | Third Thursdays at MCD 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM beginning March 15, 2018 FREE for MCD Members. Free with paid admission. Design your night at MAKE! On the third Thursday of each month, collaborate with artists and makers, explore unique themes

5 Fun Things To Do For $31 Or Less In San Francisco This Weekend

“Compared to the likes of the SFMOMA and the de Young, the Museum of Craft and Design in the Dogpatch is an undersung local spot for art enthusiasts. Current exhibits include Tom Loeser’s “Please Please Please,” a showcase of unconventional furniture like chests that swivel and slide, rocking chairs for two, and rotary-action benches.” Read the

Furniture and Objects Design: Please, Please, Please by Tom Loeser

El artísta Tom Loeser estará presentando en el Museo de Artesanía y Diseño su exposición inaugural de 2018, Tom Loeser: Please Please Please, en asociación con el Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, y una instalación complementaria específica del sitio realizada por el colectivo artístico galardonado en SFMOMA SECA 2017: t.w.five. Read full article here.