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Visible Transparency Project

March 5, 2019 - March 14, 2019

In advance of the exhibition opening visitors are invited to witness the behind-the-scenes installation of Adam Shiverdecker’s Banquet of Plutus suspended ceiling sculpture, Jamie Bardsley’s Palm Prints–comprised of individual handcrafted porcelain works that will be transformed into an expansive floor sculpture–and the onsite construction of Christine Lee’s Intersection, a giant cane wall panel.

The installations will take place March 5-14, 2019, Tuesdays–Fridays, 11:00 AM–6:00 PM as part of the museum’s Visible Transparency Project. Stop by and watch as these artists work on building and installing their artworks and then come back on March 16 to see the finished work!

About the Visible Transparency Project
When visiting a museum, generally the public enjoys the exhibitions, maybe purchases something from the museum store and returns home. Little thought is given to how the artworks got there or the planning involved in displaying them. Each exhibition a museum stages is a huge undertaking and requires careful design, planning and the collaboration of a dedicated team, especially during the installation process.

MCD launched the Visible Transparency Project to provide a behind-the-scenes view into exhibition installation and design and offers visitors the opportunity to watch as this creative process unfolds within the museum’s galleries. MCD is committed to making the museum-going experience more accessible to all.  

Image: Adam Shiverdecker, Banquet of Plutus, 2016-2019, Image courtesy of the artist



March 5, 2019
March 14, 2019
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Museum of Craft and Design
2569 3rd St San Francisco, CA 94107 United States + Google Map