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MCD Members Tour: David Cole and Nemo Gould Studios

November 2, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Save the Date: Saturday, November 2, 2019, 1:00–4:00 PM


Join the Museum of Craft and Design in Oakland to tour the studios of kinetic sculptor Nemo Gould and David Cole, guest curator of Dead Nuts: a search for the ultimate machined object on view at MCD through December 1, 2019. 

David Cole is a practicing metalsmith based in Oakland, CA. His work ranges from fine jewelry, made with precious metals, to large-scale public art and architectural details for historic buildings. The importance of craftsmanship and a sense of stewardship for the techniques and tools he has acquired over thirty years drive his love of making. His quest for the “exquisite object” is reflected in his collection of machines and devices that tell the story of manufacture and invention at the end of the analog age. They inspire him to create artworks that speak to people’s emotional connection to materials and mechanisms.

Nemo Gould builds robots and creatures from salvaged material—discarded gadgets, broken tools, and other objects that have lost their value in daily life. Gould’s artistic vocabulary is steeped in nostalgia for outdated machinery and the fantastic realm of comic books and science fiction. His sculptures are characters with personalities suggested by the sum of their carefully re-contextualized parts.

Some areas of the studios are not wheelchair accessible.
Please note that we are unable to refund tickets after October 25, 2019. Tickets are not tax-deductible.

If you are a member and did not receive a promo code, please contact us at or call 415.773.0303 ext. 304.

Additional tour information: both studios are located between West Oakland and Temescal; the group will meet at David Cole’s studio on Martin Luther King Jr. Way (near MacArthur BART station) then travel to Gould’s studio on Center Street (near West Oakland BART station). The studios are 3 miles apart, approximately 12 minutes if driving. Guests will be responsible for their own transportation to Oakland and between studios. Driving instructions will be emailed to registrants two weeks prior to the tour and will be cross-posted on the event page on our website.

Above Image: Nemo Gould, High Voltage, 2012.


November 2, 2019
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Museum of Craft and Design
2569 3rd St
San Francisco, CA 94107 United States
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