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    MCD Announces New Exhibitions Exploring Issues of Climate Change in the Bay Area and Beyond

    December 19, 2019–May 3, 2020
    Press Preview | Wednesday, December 18, 2019

    [San Francisco, September 10, 2019] This winter, the Museum of Craft and Design (MCD) will present two new, dynamic exhibitions exploring the ways that creative individuals are addressing issues of climate change. Survival Architecture and the Art of Resilience is a timely exhibition showcasing visionary architects and artists who have created artistically interpretive solutions and prototypes for emergency shelters in a climate-constrained world. Concurrently, the exhibition Linda Gass: and then this happened… will examine the human-made and natural water infrastructure affecting the greater Bay Area, considering present and future challenges with respect to climate change.

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    bauhaus.photo

    October 10–November 8, 2019

    San Francisco, June 26, 2019: On the 100-year anniversary of the Bauhaus school’s opening in Weimar, Germany, American Institute of Architects, San Francisco (AIASF) and the Museum of Craft and Design (MCD) are pleased to present bauhaus.photo, a traveling exhibition, developed by the Bauhaus-Archiv/Museum für Gestaltung, Berlin, in partnership the Goethe Institut San Francisco. bauhaus.photo presents 100 key works from the world’s largest collection of Bauhaus photography, which is comprised of more than 70,000 images. 

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    Dead Nuts: a search for the ultimate machined object

    July 27–December 1, 2019
    VIP & Press Preview | Friday, July 26, 2019

    San Francisco, May 14, 2019– The Museum of Craft and Design is pleased to present Dead Nuts: a search for the ultimate machined object, an exploration of some of the finest examples of the mechanical age.

    “Dead nuts” is a machinist’s term for absolute precision–the highest compliment for something that is being inspected for accuracy. Through the combination of extreme precision, invention, and design, the machinist is among the most exacting craftsmen. Using resourcefulness, ingenuity and skill they create the critical parts that allow an idea to become a reality. The objects in this exhibition inspire even precision machinists because they represent the finest work and the purest forms.

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    MCDDead Nuts: a search for the ultimate machined object
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    Interior/Exterior

    July 27–December 1, 2019
    VIP & Press Preview | Friday, July 26, 2019

    San Francisco, May 7, 2019– The Museum of Craft and Design is pleased to present Interior/Exterior opening on July 27, 2019, an exhibition that examines structures, “rooms” and objects, which are neither fully interior nor fully exterior. This exhibition exposes the permeability between the categories of public and private space. Looking beyond the neat closure of four walls, Interior/Exterior will feature site-specific installations, temporary structures and sculptures by Julie Alpert, Benjamin Armas and Ori Carino, Macon Reed, Kathy Sirico and Kaori Yamashita. 

    Curator, Ariel Zaccheo, notes “This exhibition sheds light on the already punctured nature of privacy and interiority in built structures, and aims to show how identity and community shape (and are shaped by) our built environment.”

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    Material Domestication

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

    San Francisco, February 2019 – The Museum of Craft and Design is pleased to announce Material Domestication on view March 16–July 14, 2019. The exhibition highlights six contemporary artists working in a variety of mediums and chosen specifically as a means of expanding the conversation pertaining to the relevance of, or perhaps insignificance of, gender in contemporary craft. Once viewed as leisure activities for the wealthy, the notion of craft as “women’s work” was developed during the Renaissance, as divisions were formed between gender and class in European society.

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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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