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Join SFMCDMembership at the Museum of Craft and Design:
More inspiration. More connections. More surprises. More fun.

Membership in the Museum of Craft and Design deepens your experience and connects you to the heart of what we do. Members directly support our mission, so we can present the best contemporary craft and design of our time. Join or renew today and discover all the ways members get more. Members at the $150 level and above also receive free admission at more than 600 participating museums nationwide through NARM.

Call our Membership Office at 415.773.0303, or email us at for more information

Membership Levels and Benefits

  • Free admission to all exhibitions for one member and one guest per visit
  • Invitations to members-only exhibition previews, parties, and other special events
  • 10% discount on most items in the Museum Store, and invitations to member-only sales events
  • Discounted admission to Museum programs for one member and one guest
  • Free subscription to the Museum’s quarterly newsletter

Fully tax-deductible

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All Individual benefits, plus

  • Free admission to all exhibitions for two members and one guest per visit
  • Free admission to children 17 and younger when accompanied by an adult member

Fully tax-deductible

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All Family/Dual benefits, plus

  • Free admission at more than 600 participating museums nationwide
  • Two complimentary guest passes
  • An additional 5% discount on most items in the Museum Store, and invitations to member-only sales events
  • Free participation in three MCD Craft Labs that explore craft and design techniques with local experts
  • Acknowledgement on the Museum’s website

$119 of your membership is tax-deductible

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All Contributor benefits, plus

  • Invitations to exclusive events with artists, collectors, and curators
  • Your choice of any one complimentary Museum exhibition catalogue
  • Acknowledgement in the Museum’s quarterly newsletter

$204 of your membership is tax-deductible

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All Supporter benefits, plus

  • Invitations to participate in the Museum’s unique travel programs and tours of local private collections
  • One complimentary private exhibition tour for one member and four guests

$454 of your membership is tax deductible

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We offer a variety of special benefits to those who are able to join with membership gifts of $1,000 or more, including:

  • Priority access to select Museum lectures and performances
  • Invitations to exclusive Museum Circle previews and events
  • Priority access and free admission to all lectures and selected programs
  • Additional discounts at the Museum Store
  • Recognition as a sponsor of one major exhibition
  • Opportunity to reserve a room in the Museum for your own private event
  • Acknowledgment on the Museum’s donor wall

And more.

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Give the Gift of Membership

Share the experience of the Museum of Craft and Design with someone special! Give a year of extraordinary benefits including free admission to exhibitions, invitations to member preview parties, discounts at our award-winning MCD store and free or discounted tickets to MCD MakeArt programs and workshops.

Note: Gift memberships purchased online before Thursday, December 21, 2017, at 4:00 PM will be mailed out Thursday evening. Gift memberships purchased online after Thursday, December 21, 2017, at 4:00 PM can be picked up at the Museum Store: simply provide the gift recipient’s name or show the email confirmation.   

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Ted Cohen Exhibition Fund

Support the MCD!
At the Museum of Craft and Design, we are energized by the innovative work of the hand, mind and heart. We are inspired by the bold and imaginative creative expressions displayed in our galleries, and by the passion and curiosity of our members. But membership dues and ticket sales provide only a small portion of what it takes to operate our museum.

Your tax-deductible gift supports our engaging exhibitions, stimulating hands-on programs for adults and young people, informational talks about craft and design, and more.

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Support for the MCD’s Ted Cohen Exhibition Fund.
Please take this opportunity to help celebrate Ted Cohen by supporting the exhibition fund named in his honor. We want him to continue doing all the fabulous work he does to make our exhibitions stand out and to also honor designers, makers and artists who seek to inspire the world with their work. As our exhibition designer for thirteen years, he has contributed to the success of the Museum and our ability to stay at the forefront of the art scene in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Matching Gifts

If your employer offers a Matching Gift Program you can use it to multiply the amount of your gift to MCD. We appreciate the companies that offer Matching Gift Programs, and recognize them as donors. Please note that employer contributions can only be applied to individual gifts, not to membership fees.

Corporate Support

Corporate gifts support a broad range of initiatives at the Museum, including

  • Special exhibition sponsorships
  • Educational programming for adults and children
  • New technologies

In return for their gifts, corporations receive brand recognition, exclusive Museum access, and special engagement opportunities for employees, clients and community partners.

MCD is pleased to highlight our corporate partners. They provide energy that spurs the Museum’s growth and helps us fulfill our mission while enriching the lives of their employees.

To learn how your company can participate, please contact JoAnn Edwards at 415.773.0303, or by email at

Planned Giving

Become a member of our Legacy Circle and enjoy special opportunities over the coming years. Planned gifts provide a legacy of support for the long-term future of the Museum of Craft and Design. Help us ensure that our institution continues to thrive as an inspiring and distinctive venue for contemporary craft and design.

If you’d like to discuss making a planned gift to MCD, such as a bequest in your will or living trust, or naming MCD as a beneficiary of your retirement plan or life insurance policy, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re happy to work with you and/or your estate planning attorney or financial advisor to thoughtfully and properly implement your wishes. Planning for the future has no impact on your current asset balance.

Please join us in building a path to the future of creative expression. Your commitment matters.

The Museum of Craft and Design is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charitable institution.

For more information about Planned Giving, contact:

JoAnn Edwards, Executive Director
415 773 0303

MCD Supporters

We appreciate the support of our family of members and donors.

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