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August 20, 2016 through January 22, 2017

June 23, 2016, San Francisco, CA – The Museum of Craft and Design is pleased to announce Marianne Lettieri: Reflections, opening on Saturday, August 20, 2016. The exhibition presents Lettieri’s vintage and Victorian tools of domestic labor in new sculptural configurations, reinforcing the perpetual flux and interconnectedness of life and communities through time.

The ritual of repetitive acts and the accumulation of objects in the domestic sphere each create a physical reminder of the passage of time. Using collections and memory as a way to work through current social and political contexts, Lettieri contextualizes overlooked relics of homemaking and celebrates their past lives in her sculptures. Leaving the patina of age and the visible traces of the personalities who once owned the objects, the contemporary sculptures retain a physical marker of their past.

While the materials and processes used in this body of work change, they are linked by formal concerns and content. Lettieri’s arrangements are orderly, elegant and economical, relating back to the overarching theme of domestic labor that leads the content of the work.

About the Artist:
Marianne Lettieri earned her BFA in Drawing and Printmaking from the University of Florida. In 2013, she received her MFA in spatial arts from San Jose State University and is currently an artist-in-residence at the Cubberley Artist Studios in Palo Alto, California.


Organized by: Museum of Craft and Design
Co-Curators: JoAnn Edwards and Ariel Zaccheo
Exhibition Design: Ted Cohen

MCD Exhibition Program Highlights
Registration for all MCD programs available at

MCD Adults:
Design Lab: Reflections                     Sept. 17               2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Craft Lab: SCRAP                             Nov. 10                7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Speaker Series: Marianne Lettieri      Jan. 19                 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
MCD Kids:
MakeArt: Assemblage Halloween Haberdashery  Oct.22  1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

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Media Contact: Wendy Norris, Norris Communications
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The Museum of Craft and Design’s exhibitions and programs are generously supported by the Windgate Charitable Foundation and Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund.



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