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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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    MCDRaw Design
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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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    MCDAnchors in Time: Dominic Di Mare
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    Tom Loeser: Please Please Please & Installation by San Francisco art collective, t.w. five

    December 19, 2017, San Francisco, CA – The Museum of Craft and Design is pleased to announce its inaugural 2018 exhibition, Tom Loeser: Please Please Please, presented in partnership with the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, and an accompanying site-specific installation by 2017 SFMOMA SECA award-winning artist collective t.w.five.

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    MCDTom Loeser: Please Please Please & Installation by San Francisco art collective, t.w. five
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    MUSEUM OF CRAFT AND DESIGN WELCOMES ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, TRACY BAYS-BOOTHE

    Director Collaborations to Shape Museum’s Future

    San Francisco, CA. July 2017 – The Museum of Craft and Design is pleased to announce the appointment of Tracy Bays-Boothe as the institution’s Associate Director. Bays-Boothe comes to San Francisco from Denton, Texas where she served as Director of the Greater Denton Arts Council since 2014. Prior to her tenure in Denton, where she led efforts to revitalize the nonprofit’s mission and brand, secure international exhibitions, and expand grant and education programs, Bays-Boothe spent a decade at the Dallas Museum of Art in the education department.

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    MCDMUSEUM OF CRAFT AND DESIGN WELCOMES ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, TRACY BAYS-BOOTHE
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    Architectural Pavilions: Experiments and Artifacts

    Architectural Pavilions: Experiments and Artifacts
    June 24, 2017 – January 7, 2018

    March 07, 2017, San Francisco, CA – The Museum of Craft and Design is pleased to announce Architectural Pavilions: Experiments and Artifacts, opening to the public on Saturday, June 24, 2017. Transforming the Museum of Craft and Design into an immersive architectural environment for six months, the exhibition will demonstrate a range of contemporary pavilion projects, through a site-specific full-scale installation, as well as through material samples, small-scale models and digital renderings.

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    MCDArchitectural Pavilions: Experiments and Artifacts

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