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    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
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    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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    MCDMaterial Domestication
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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
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    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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