MCD Member Events

MCD members get access to exclusive events and excursions including studio visits; tours of private collections; regional, national and international trips; exhibition preview events and much more! 

June 2019

Drinks + Design: Wanxin Zhang

June 26, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Museum of Craft and Design, 2569 3rd St San Francisco, CA 94107 United States

MCD Special Event: Drinks + Design with Wanxin Zhang, June 26, 2019, 6 PM - 8 PM. Join the artist and MCD's Design Council for an exclusive walk-through of the exhibition WANXIN ZHANG: THE LONG JOURNEY.

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July 2019

Artefactura Pop-Up at the MCD Store

July 13, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Museum of Craft and Design, 2569 3rd St San Francisco, CA 94107 United States + Google Map

Don't miss an exclusive MCD Store Pop-Up on Saturday, July 13 with Artefactura! Arefactura is a brand of one-of-a-kind handmade bags and accessories manufactured and designed by Guatemalan architect and designer Ana Ingrid Padilla. The knitted pieces are inspired by the architectural concepts of folding and the mobius strip as well as by the vibrant colors and rich material of traditional Guatemalan textiles. Come meet Ana Ingrid and discover a unique piece to add to your collection. Artefactura Pop-Up  Saturday,…

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DESIGN15 Birthday Bash

July 20, 2019 @ 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Museum of Craft and Design, 2569 3rd St San Francisco, CA 94107 United States

Celebrate 15 years of the Museum of Craft and Design at our DESIGN15 Birthday Bash! MCD's Board of Directors invite you to the DESIGN15 Birthday Bash, an evening celebrating 15 years of the Museum of Craft and Design and benefiting the MCD MakeArt educational programs for children and families. THE BASH 6:30 PM | WELCOME COCKTAIL HOUR Mix, mingle and bid on art and experiences in the silent auction. 7:30 PM | SIT-DOWN DINNER Honoring Alyce and Steve Kaplan as…

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MCD Member Preview: 2019 Summer Exhibitions

July 26, 2019 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Museum of Craft and Design, 2569 3rd St San Francisco, CA 94107 United States + Google Map

MCD Members are invited for a special preview of our 2019 Summer exhibitions Dead Nuts: a search for the ultimate machined object and Interior/Exterior on Friday, July 26, 2019. Grab a drink and meet the curators and artists behind these two extraordinary shows.

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September 2019

MCD Member Trip: Oliver Ranch **SOLD OUT***

September 14, 2019 @ 10:00 AM
2569 Third Street San Francisco, CA 95051 United States

**This MCD Member event is SOLD OUT ** MCD is thrilled to bring back one of our favorite and most popular events, the MCD Member trip to Oliver Ranch in rural Sonoma County. This MCD Member trip is open to all levels of members, but space is limited.   September 14, 2019 | 10:00 AM –1:00 PM $125 MCD Member (all levels) Oliver Ranch is home to 18 site-specific installations by Andy Goldsworthy, Ann Hamilton, Bruce Nauman, Judith Shea and several…

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October 2019

MCD Member Trip to Detroit & Cranbrook ** Sold Out**

October 15, 2019 - October 20, 2019

**This MCD Member event is Sold Out** October 15–20, 2019 Single $2,850 | Couple $2650/person Join us on the Museum of Craft and Design’s next member excursion to Detroit and Cranbrook–the epicenter of the American modernist movement. Experience world-class private collections, visit galleries, artist studios and take behind-the-scenes tours. We will travel just north to the Cranbrook Academy of Art, deemed by the New York Times as the “American Bauhaus”. Led by architect and alumni, Thomas Soper, AIA, walk the…

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November 2019

MCD Members Tour: David Cole and Nemo Gould Studios

November 2, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Museum of Craft and Design, 2569 3rd St San Francisco, CA 94107 United States + Google Map

Join the Museum of Craft and Design in Oakland to tour the studios of kinetic sculptor Nemo Gould and David Cole, guest curator of Dead Nuts: a search for the ultimate machined object on view at MCD through December 1, 2019.

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MCD Trunk Show: Babette Pinksy

November 9, 2019 @ 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Museum of Craft and Design, 2569 3rd St San Francisco, CA 94107 United States + Google Map

Shop our next MCD Trunk show in our award winning museum store on Saturday, November 9–featuring artist Babette Pinksy of BPJEWELER! BPJEWELER started about a year and a half ago when Babette was moving out of her home and looking at her jewelry collection and realized she would never wear these pieces again. So she decided to repurpose and create new jewelry that she would love to wear, having no idea how wonderful it would be to work with her…

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Sold Out**Designing Change: An Evening with Roman Mars

November 14, 2019 @ 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Museum of Craft and Design, 2569 3rd St San Francisco, CA 94107 United States + Google Map

Join the Museum of Craft and Design (MCD) for the second installment of their Designing Change series, featuring host and creator of 99% Invisible, Roman Mars. On November 14, 2019, MCD will welcome Roman Mars, to Minnesota Street Project for a multi-media presentation examining the unnoticed design that shapes our world.

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December 2019

Museum Store Sunday

December 1, 2019 @ 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Museum of Craft and Design, 2569 3rd St San Francisco, CA 94107 United States

Museum Store Sunday is a one-day-only shopping event at museum stores worldwide that offers meaningful and carefully curated gift options, along with exclusive discounts and pop-up events. Shop at the Museum of Craft and Design and get 20% off all ceramics in our museum store and online with code CERAMICS. And if that wasn't incentive enough, it is the last day to see our exhibitions Interior/Exterior and Dead Nuts: a search for the ultimate machined object, before they close!

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Style ’19

December 7, 2019 - December 8, 2019
Museum of Craft and Design, 2569 3rd St San Francisco, CA 94107 United States + Google Map

Style '19 takes place December 7-8 at MCD and just in time for the holidays! Now in its 13th year, Style (with its 2nd year at MCD) is a show, sale and benefit celebrating independent contemporary craft and design. Style ‘19 will take place over two days on Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8 at the Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco. Our jurors hand-selected 32 designers to participate in this year's event. Attendees can experience and…

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MCD’s Member Holiday Shopping Weekend

December 13, 2019 - December 15, 2019
Museum of Craft and Design, 2569 3rd St San Francisco, CA 94107 United States

Mark your calendars for MCD’s Member Holiday Shopping Weekend!  Friday, December 13 through Sunday, December 15, MCD members receive 20% off all full-priced items in our museum store or online with code HOLIDAY19. From stocking stuffers to artist-designed jewelry and everything in between, you'll discover treasures for everyone on your gift list and for you, too! Your purchases help support the museum’s exhibitions and programs. Need some inspiration? Check out our interactive Holiday Shopping Guide! Not a member? Join today and…

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MCD Member Preview: Winter Exhibitions

December 18, 2019 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Museum of Craft and Design, 2569 3rd St San Francisco, CA 94107 United States

MCD Members See It First! MCD Members are invited to a special preview of our 2019 Winter exhibitions Survival Architecture and the Art of Resilience and Linda Gass: and then this happened... on Wednesday, December 18. Grab a drink and meet the curators and artists behind these two timely exhibitions that address issues of climate change and natural disasters. MCD Member Preview Night | RSVP Here Wednesday, December 18 | 7:00–9:00 PM 2569 Third Street, San Francisco Complimentary valet parking   *If you are a member and did not receive…

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February 2020

*FULL**MCD Members Tour: Ewa Gavrielov + Diane and Rob Master

February 29 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
CA United States

*This Member event is full** MCD Members Tour: Ewa Gavrielov + Diane and Rob Master Saturday, February 29, 1–4 PM Registration is required. This special tour is reserved for Insider level members ($250) and above. Admission is complimentary. Please contact Christina Humphreys at chumphreys@sfmcd.org to register. Join the Museum of Craft and Design in Palo Alto for a tour of artist Ewa Gavrielov’s studio, followed by a reception and tour of Diane and Rob Master’s unique and thoughtfully designed home. …

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March 2020

*Postponed*MCD Book Signing: Bill Burnett and Dave Evans

March 14 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Museum of Craft and Design, 2569 3rd St San Francisco, CA 94107 United States

The Museum of Craft and Design is thrilled to welcome Bill Burnett and Dave Evans, authors of the #1 New York Times bestseller Designing Your Life, for a free book signing event in our museum store. On March 14, 2020, Burnett and Evans will be signing their brand new book Designing Your Work Life: How to Thrive and Find Happiness.

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April 2020

MCD Member Mother’s Day Sale

April 24 - April 27
2569 Third Street San Francisco, CA 95051 United States

Get a head start on Mother's Day shopping this weekend with the museum's online store! The MCD Member Mother's day sale weekend is Friday, April 24 through Monday, April 26.

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June 2020

Members Lunch & Learn with Linda Gass

June 12 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
CA United States

Update: MCD is placing our programming on hold in solidarity with the Black community and the protestors around the nation demanding an end to racism and police violence targeting people of color. The new date for the event is Friday, June 12th at noon. Event location: Online via Zoom. This special virtual event is reserved for MCD members. Registration for this event is required. If you did not receive an email with the registration link, please contact Christina Humphreys at…

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MCD Special Event: Designing Your Worklife (@Home)

June 18 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
CA United States

The Museum of Craft and Design welcomes Bill Burnett and Dave Evans, authors of the New York Times bestseller, Designing Your Life, for a mini-workshop and an introduction to their new book, Designing Your Work Life; How to Thrive and Change and Find Happiness at Work.

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*Postponed* MCD Members Trip to OSLO & Copenhagen

June 21 - June 30
CA United States

Join us on the Museum of Craft and Design’s next international adventure to Oslo and Copenhagen! Experience an incomparable art and design itinerary curated by expert guide, Arthur Duncan

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August 2020

MCD Member Event: Behind-the-scenes with Terreform ONE

August 7 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Museum of Craft and Design, 2569 3rd St San Francisco, CA 94107 United States + Google Map

Join the Museum of Craft and Design on Zoom for a virtual discussion with Terreform ONE co-founder, Mitchell Joachim, and executive director, Vivian Kuan, in conversation with Joel Makower of GreenBiz Group, Inc. Terreform ONE’s Cricket Shelter design and research is on view at MCD in the exhibition Survival Architecture and the Art of Resilience. In this virtual event, learn about Terreform ONE’s past and future projects, including the Bio-Informatic Digester, a living machine that utilizes mealworms to eat styrofoam…

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