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    Wanxin Zhang: The Long Journey

    March 16 – July 14, 2019
    VIP & Press Preview | Friday, March 15, 2019

    San Francisco, February 5, 2019 – The Museum of Craft and Design is pleased to present Wanxin Zhang: The Long Journey, a survey of Wanxin Zhang’s ceramic sculpture from 2006 to 2017.

    Born in Changchun, China, Zhang spent his formative years in the sixties and seventies under Mao Tse Tung’s regime. Zhang’s was the first generation after the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) to receive a formal art education, and in 1985 he graduated from LuXun Academy of Fine Art. Curiosity about the West and encouragement from his family to further develop his education abroad propelled Zhang in his journey to San Francisco in the early 1990s.

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    MCDWanxin Zhang: The Long Journey
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    DESIGN15: The Museum of Craft and Design Celebrates 15 Years

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA – With the start of 2019, the Museum of Craft and Design (MCD) celebrates its 15th anniversary as San Francisco’s only museum dedicated exclusively to modern and contemporary craft and design.

    Since opening its doors in 2004 in downtown San Francisco to its move to a more expansive space in the city’s Dogpatch district in 2013, the Museum of Craft and Design has welcomed over half a million visitors. Known for its bold and innovative exhibitions featuring designers and makers from across the globe, inspirational hands-on MakeArt programs for all ages and expansive community partnerships, the MCD is excited to celebrate this important milestone year with a series of experiences and special events that recognize the connections among art, craft, design and community.

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    MCDDESIGN15: The Museum of Craft and Design Celebrates 15 Years
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    Designing Change: A Conversation with David Hogg

    San Francisco (CA) – The Museum of Craft and Design (MCD) is pleased to announce Designing Change: A Conversation with David Hogg, December 4, 2018. The Museum of Craft and Design welcomes Parkland activist, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student and author David Hogg to San Francisco to share his personal story and vision for change in our country.

    “The Museum of Craft and Design’s Designing Change series focuses on the ability of creative individuals to inspire meaningful change for themselves and their communities,” said MCD Executive Director JoAnn Edwards. “We, like the rest of nation, have been inspired by Hogg and the Parkland students’ courageous leadership and fearless commitment to better the lives of youth. I’m moved and awed by these young people and the clarity they bring to the need to keep schools a sacred place.”

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    MCDDesigning Change: A Conversation with David Hogg
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    Al Farrow: Divine Ammunition

    November 17, 2018 – February 24, 2019
    VIP & Press Preview
    Friday, November 16, 2018

    San Francisco, CA. September 2018 – This fall, the Museum of Craft and Design presents Al Farrow: Divine Ammunition opening November 17, 2018. Having traveled the nation the exhibition comes home to San Francisco as Bay Area sculptor Al Farrow (American, b.1943) completes his most recent piece, The White House (2018). The White House, weighing almost a ton, will debut at the exhibition alongside the public premiere of Farrow’s privately commissioned work, Temple Emanuel (2017).

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    MCDAl Farrow: Divine Ammunition
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    Tex Gieling: Sixty Years

    November 17, 2018 – February 24, 2019
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    Friday, November 16, 2018

    San Francisco, CA. September 2018 – The Museum of Craft and Design is pleased to present Tex Gieling: Sixty Years, opening on November 17, 2018 and featuring work by metal arts legend, Imogene “Tex” Gieling.

    Founder of the metal arts departments at the University of California, Berkeley in 1956 and San Francisco State University in 1965, jewelry has been a lifetime commitment for Tex Gieling. Her commitment to her practice is abundantly evident in the 60 years of work on display at the Museum of Craft and Design. Tex Gieling: Sixty Years, guest curated by Elizabeth Shypertt, begins in the 1940s and continues through the 1990s, accentuating a period of creative intensity following Gieling’s retirement in 1991.

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    MCDTex Gieling: Sixty Years
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    Gustavo Pérez: Self Portrait in Black and White

    November 10, 2018 – February 24, 2019
    VIP & Press Preview Thursday, November 09, 2018

    San Francisco, CA. September 2018 – Opening on November 10, 2018, the Museum of Craft and Design will present Gustavo Pérez: Self Portrait in Black and White, an expansive installation by renowned ceramicist, Gustavo Pérez.

    Gustavo Pérez: Self Portrait in Black and White is part of the museum’s Visible Transparency Project, which invites visitors to witness the behind-the-scenes exhibition installation. Pérez’s installation will take place during regular museum hours Tuesday, November 6th through Thursday, November 8th.

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    MCDGustavo Pérez: Self Portrait in Black and White

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