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Guest Curator Davira S. Taragin leads a tour and conversation surrounding Without Camouflage.  Dafna Kaffeman. Silvia Levenson.

Taragin will introduce both of the artists’ aesthetics and explore their respective iconography  in order to examine the difficult, personal, and often violent social and political themes found in the exhibition.

Photo by Kurt Lundquist


Happy Holidays!

Double your discount and find the perfect gift for everyone on your list during our Members Shopping Weekend, from Friday 12/4 – Sunday 12/6!

  • 20% Off everything in the store (except reduced items)
  • 20% Off everything on (except reduced items — call us at 415.773.0303 to receive your code)

Your purchases support the museum’s mission, exhibitions, and programs.

Using a combination of wet-felting and needle-felting techniques, create an adorable, colorful ball to hang on a tree, give as a gift, or amuse your feline friends with!

Join us for an after-hours evening of shopping, refreshments, and wine at MCD for this year’s Holiday Trunk Show!

Shop local vendor àplat’s selection of handmade totes, which are made for carrying food, wine and flowers in style and convenience.

Taste the cooking of Top Chef finalist Melissa King, sip wine from Bluxome Street Winery, and enjoy finding the perfect gifts for your loved ones from the MCD Store.

MCD Store features exceptional objects reflecting the best of craft and design.

This event is FREE and includes exhibition access.
Tuesday, December 8, 6:00PM-8:00PM
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Drew Cameron of Combat Paper leads an immersive, hands-on papermaking workshop that reflects his innovative, exhibition featured work in Art and Other Tactics. Participants will learn about the craft and process of papermaking, as well as the proficient technique of pulp printing. Drew will also present the meaning behind his imagery and illustrate how those concepts are reflected in today’s world.

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Find our booth! MCD is participating in Urban Air Market, which returns to Pier 70 on Sunday, December 13th for their first holiday season marketplace.  This fair features 125+ sustainable design brands and makers of apparel, accessories, home goods, art, and body products.

Visit MCD’s booth in the new DIY Zone to make custom gift tags for all of your day’s fantastic finds!

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Turn up your inspiration at this year’s annual BVOH Winter Wonderland & Tree Lighting event! Join us in Mendell Plaza (on Third Street between Oakdale & Palou, 1 block south of the Bayview Opera House) to make a variety of festive, paper crafted holiday decorations– including special spool ornaments, package toppers, tags, etc.!  This event also features ice-skating, vendors, live performances, and more.

All Ages Welcome – Outdoors

Founded by iconic figure Dale Chihuly and a few art school friends in the counterculture days of the early 70s, the Pilchuck Glass School pushed boundaries and the limits of a medium that can last centuries or shatter in an instant. 

Through the story of this small and highly influential school in the Pacific Northwest, Pilchuck: A Dance with Fire highlights the remarkable convergence of visionary individuals, regional culture, and fortunate timing from which the studio glass movement was born. Pilchuck alum Megan Greer joins us to introduce the film with photos and a Q&A session about her experience.

Before the screening, view contemporary glass work currently on exhibition in Without Camouflage. Dafna Kaffeman. Silvia Levenson. Then, grab some popcorn and a glass of wine and join us for a look at how “a bunch of hippies with chainsaws” established the world’s premiere glass art school!

• $8 non-members • members FREE
• $5 veterans • $6 students/seniors

Exhibition access, wine, and Thatcher’s Gourmet Popcorn included. 




Chinese New Year begins on February 8, and the beautiful dragon parades will tell stories that go back thousands of years.

Prepare for San Francisco’s 2016 year of the monkey celebrations by creating your own dancing dragon made from egg cartons and inspired by local crafters!

Ages: 4 – 14

Free to the public – please RSVP
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