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Curator Ariel Zaccheo and artist Nasim Moghadan speak at the last Curator Walk-Through

MCD Curator Walk-Through: Indie Folk: New Art and Sounds from the Pacific Northwest

February 24 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Museum of Craft and Design

Join us for the Curator Walk-Through on the opening day of Indie Folk: New Art and Sounds from the Pacific Northwest. Guest curator Melissa Feldman contextualizes the exhibition, speaking to her discovery process and the themes, mediums, and artists highlighted within the show. Feldman and MCD Curator Ariel Zaccheo will discuss three Indie Folk objects, inviting the audience members to make personal connections to the stories behind the exhibition. Leave the Curator Walk-Through with a fresh perspective and stay creatively connected with an exhibition-inspired MakeArt project in the MakeArt Lab.


MCD members FREE, Students and Seniors $10, Non-members $12
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Melissa E. Feldman is a contemporary art curator and writer currently based in central Pennsylvania. Her work focuses on novel curatorial approaches, the geo-cultural context of art, and identifying emergent artistic trends. Recent projects include Is and Isn’t: A Context for Denzil Hurley, Canada Gallery, New York (2023) and the travelling exhibitions Push Play, Independent Curators International (2013-17); Another Minimalism: Art After California Light and Space, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh ((2015-16); and DanceRehearsal: Karen Kilimnik’s World of Ballet and Theatre, Mills College Art Museum, Oakland (2012-13). A contributor to Art in America, Frieze, and Third Text among other international publications, Feldman has taught at the California College of Art, the San Francisco Art Institute, Cornish College of the Arts, and Goldsmith’s College. She is credited with organizing the first monographic exhibitions for artists such as Kilimnik, Martin Kippenberger, Beverly Semmes, and Hiroshi Sugimoto as a curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, in the 1990s.


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February 24
11:00 AM - 12:00 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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