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MakeArt Accessible: June 14, 2024

MCD is dedicated to making our space and programs more accessible. We are actively creating an accessibility roadmap, assembling an advisory committee with members from the Disability community, and continuously learning what it means to do this work.

The Museum of Craft and Design partners with community allies to develop accessible, equitable, and inclusive experiences within and beyond the museum. Exhibition wall texts are translated into English, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, and Arabic. During the course of each exhibition, visual descriptions are developed to accompany select objects. Twice an exhibition cycle, MCD hosts Access After Hours, an evening of after-hours art-making, haptic experiences, and art exploration in the galleries. Mobile MakeArt brings accessibility beyond the museum walls in the form of tactile art classes, bilingual program facilitation, and translated MakeArt Kits.

If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Marie Deininger at | 415-773-0303 extension 310.


MCD works with local artists to tactically highlight the themes in our current exhibitions.

Current Haptic artwork in MakeArt Lab:

Rae Lanzerotti is an artist, somatic teacher, tactile zine-maker, and advocate for ‘access as art’. They created Robot Light Motif in dialogue with Mr. Roboto to explore human ways of responding to robotic art. Check out their MakeArt project, A Robot Made It, First in MCD’s MakeArt Lab to do the same!


Logo for the Institute of Museum and Library ServicesThis project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IGSM-253544-OMS-23).

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