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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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    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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    Gustavo Pérez: Self Portrait in Black and White

    November 10, 2018 – February 24, 2019
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    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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    Raw Design

    San Francisco, CA. March 2018 – The Museum of Craft and Design presents Raw Design, a group exhibition curated by Glenn Adamson, curator, theorist and formerly Director of Museum of Arts and Design, New York. Opening on June 2, 2018, Raw Design will offer visitors an opportunity to explore contemporary design in its most fundamental condition.

    Raw Design features today’s cutting-edge talents, in addition to established figures who anticipated contemporary concerns in the late 1960s, such as Gaetano Pesce. One element all of the artists presented in Raw Design have in common is a certain no-nonsense stance. At a time in history when spin threatens to overwhelm us, this show offers another way – an alternative to “alternative facts.” In the process, hopefully, it demonstrates that palpable physicality is by no means obsolete as a creative force.

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    Judy Kensley McKie: Cast of Characters

    San Francisco, CA. March 2018 – The Museum of Craft and Design is pleased to present Judy Kensley McKie: Cast of Characters, curated by Glenn Adamson and Ariel Zaccheo. Featuring a selection of McKie’s works sourced from the Artworks Foundry archive, Judy Kensley McKie: Cast of Characters is the first museum exhibition to focus exclusively on the creative collaboration between a single artist and a specialist art foundry. Placing emphasis on this collaborative partnership, the exhibition articulates how the creation of art is often the work of many hands, and reveals the technical repertoire that lies behind these consummately crafted objects.

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    MCDJudy Kensley McKie: Cast of Characters
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    Anchors in Time: Dominic Di Mare

    San Francisco, CA. March 2018 – The Museum of Craft and Design is pleased to announce the exhibition and new publication, Anchors in Time: Dominic Di Mare, featuring selected works completed over the past five decades by one of the Bay Area’s foremost artists in the contemporary craft movement.

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