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MakeArt Accessible: MakeArt Accessible Mornings

June 14 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Museum of Caft and Design

Creatively connect during MakeArt Accessible Mornings! The Museum of Craft and Design partners with the LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired to bring sensory-friendly art-making, haptic experiences, and art exploration to the galleries.

MakeArt Accessible Mornings is a limited-capacity program designed for people of all abilities. Mirroring MCD’s signature programs, this program offers MakeArt magic without the crowds of MAKE or MakeArt Family Day. Come for the sensory-friendly MakeArt activations and stay for the highly descriptive tour and tactile touchpoints.

Offering half-priced admission, MakeArt Accessible Mornings invites you to create and connect over MCD’s current exhibitions Mr. Roboto and Indie Folk: New Art and Sounds from the Pacific Northwest!

Free for MCD members, free admission available through Museums for All, and no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

10am – 12pm: Facilitated Drop-In MakeArt Activations
12:00 – 1:00pm: Highly Descriptive Tour.
Tour moves around space and uses microphones.

Pre-registration is encouraged and attendance will be capped at 35 people. Please note that the tour will start at 12:00pm.

MakeArt Activations:

Indie Folk | Creativity connect to the DIY-aesthetic, rural making, and mixed mediums of the Pacific Northwest:

–Produce and Postage | This MakeArt project champions the USPS’s role in connecting local food systems and communities. Inspired by her Strange Fruit Market, local designer Carmela Wilkins invites participants to plant their own produce and write a letter to a loved one.
–Vitreous Vessels | This project uses glass etching to give a Cappy Thompson-aesthetic to glassware donated by local businesses Souvla and Ungrafted.
–Marvelous Monotypes | Get messy and creative! Create an abstract painting incorporating symbols of San Francisco infrastructure and experimental painting methods inspired by Indie Folk featured artist, Joe Feddersen.

Mr. Roboto | Explore cobot (collaborative robot) art through these MakeArt activations:

–A Robot Made It, First | Rae Lanzerotti’s tactile, robotic translations challenge participants to reinterpret 3D-printed textiles. This project is available as a take-home MakeArt Kit
–Tasteful Taxidermy | Make your own ‘taxidermy’ as inspired by the Mr. Roboto-featured stop-motion short film Roadkill Jamboree!

Access Features:

–ASL interpretation is available upon request and must be booked two weeks before the event by registering for the event.
–Friendly staff available to answer questions, and assist with basic way finding.
–Line shares available upon request
–Strategically placed benches for those who wish to sit and observe the art.
–Accessible bathrooms
–Wheelchair lift next to entrance stairs. Maximum wheelchair weight capacity is 750 lbs and the platform measures 3 feet by 4 feet.
–Noise canceling headphones or earplugs are available at the front desk.
–Limited number of weighted shoulder wraps (2 lbs and 4 lbs) available at the front desk.
–Calm down corner featuring bean bags, books, and fidget toys.
–One large print wall text booklet, also available via QR code.
–Wall texts translated into Arabic, Spanish, and Simplified Chinese are available via QR code.
–Check out our Social Story to learn what to expect at the museum.
–Closed-captions on all videos.

Access Challenges:

–We do not have a ramp and the museum entrance requires climbing 5 steps or using the wheelchair lift.
–Both Indie Folk and Mr.Roboto include music and videos. Earplugs and noise-canceling headphones are available at the front desk.
–Blue zones are not readily available near the entrance.

Questions or concerns? Please reach out to Marie Deininger at | 415-773-0303 extension 310.

Funding for the Museum of Craft and Design’s MakeArt programs is provided by the special interest license plate featuring the image of Snoopy, with permission and support from Peanuts Worldwide (Section 5169 of the Vehicle Code) for the Museum Grant Program under the California Cultural and Historical Endowment.


June 14
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Museum of Craft and Design
2569 3rd St
San Francisco, CA 94107 United States
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Abstract 3-d artwork shown on a grey floor and white background

Indie Folk: New Art and Sounds from the Pacific Northwest

February 24–June 30, 2024

The Pacific Northwest is home to a unique artistic ecosystem involving craft traditions, pre-industrial cultures, and Indigenous and settler histories. Like folk art, the exhibition features handmade works that are unpretentious, and often blur the line between functionality and aesthetics.

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