Talks and Tours

Learn more about the people and concepts featured at MCD through our series of intimate in-gallery lectures and walk-throughs, conversation circles and speaker panels. We welcome guest curators, exhibition artists and related presenters to discuss their work and processes, answer audience questions and meet participants one-on-one.

June 2018

Curator Walk-Through: “Raw Design” and “Judy Kensley McKie: Cast of Characters”

June 2, 2018 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Museum of Craft and Design, 2569 3rd St San Francisco, CA 94107 United States + Google Map

Learn more about how Raw Design illustrates an interesting moment in the history of technique, where designers seem to prefer inventing new processes around traditional mediums. MCD Assistant Curator Ariel Zaccheo will also contribute to the conversation surrounding the work of beloved designer and furniture maker Judy Kensley McKie and the creative collaboration she has shared with Artworks Foundry in Berkeley.

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Raw Design: Exhibition and Design Mixer

June 8, 2018 @ 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Museum of Craft and Design, 2569 3rd St San Francisco, CA 94107 United States + Google Map
Raw Design: Exhibition and Design Mixer at Museum of Craft and Design

Kick off SF Design Week at the Museum of Craft and Design for a special party hosted by MCD Salon, a new young design collective. Start the night off with an interactive talk and tour of MCD's three new summer exhibitions, including "Raw Design" curated by Glenn Adamson. Special guest speakers include Lisa Ellsworth and Charlie Leese, followed by hands-on crafting with marble polymer clays, vinyl spinning, plus bites and cocktails inspired by the exhibitions. Join us for a fun evening exploring design through art, jewelry, food and cocktails! Two complimentary drink vouchers included with each ticket purchase.

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October 2018

MCD Curator Walk-Through: Signe Mayfield + Dominic DiMare

October 11, 2018 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Museum of Craft and Design, 2569 3rd St San Francisco, CA 94107 United States + Google Map

Guest curator Signe Mayfield leads an informal program on the unique and incredibly detailed works of  Dominic Di Mare, as seen in the exhibition and publication Anchors In Time: Dominic Di Mare.

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November 2018

MCD Curator Walk-Through: Mayer Shacter in Conversation with Gustavo Pérez

November 10, 2018 @ 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Museum of Craft and Design, 2569 3rd St San Francisco, CA 94107 United States + Google Map

Guest curator Mayer Schacter leads an opening day exhibition walk-through of Portrait in Black and White.

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MCD Curator Walk-Through: Catharine Clark + Al Farrow

November 17, 2018 @ 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Museum of Craft and Design, 2569 3rd St San Francisco, CA 94107 United States + Google Map

Guest curator Catharine Clark leads an opening day exhibition walk-through of Al Farrow: Divine Ammunition. Having traveled the nation, this exhibition comes home to San Francisco and will debut Farrow’s most recent piece, The White House (2018).

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January 2019

MCD Curator Walk-Through: Elizabeth Shypertt on Tex Gieling

January 24 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Museum of Craft and Design, 2569 3rd St San Francisco, CA 94107 United States + Google Map

Come see Tex Gieling's work through the eyes of its curator, Elizabeth Shypertt. Elizabeth will tell you about Tex's colorful life and will talk about the work itself as well as answer questions you might have.

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February 2019

MCD Special Event: Dogpatch Art + Design Crawl

February 9 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Museum of Craft and Design, 2569 3rd St San Francisco, CA 94107 United States + Google Map

oin MCD staff for a unique behind-the-scenes tour of the museum’s latest exhibitions as well as a hands-on creative experience in the MCD MakeArt Lab.

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March 2019

MCD Curator Walk-through: Material Domestication

March 16 @ 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Museum of Craft and Design, 2569 3rd St San Francisco, CA 94107 United States + Google Map

On this opening day walk-through, hear from guest curator Elizabeth Kozlowski in conversation with artists Mi-Kyoung Lee and Adam Shiverdecker about the exhibition’s investigation of materiality and technique.

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June 2019

Drinks + Design: Wanxin Zhang

June 26 @ 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

MCD Curator Walkthrough: Interior/Exterior

July 27 @ 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Museum of Craft and Design, 2569 3rd St San Francisco, CA 94107 United States + Google Map
Close-up image of Macon Reed's artwork, representing a colorful bullseye.

MCD Curator Walkthrough: Interior/Exterior. July 27, 12 PM - 1:30 PM. Join curator Ariel Zaccheo in conversation with exhibiting artists during this opening day exhibition walk-through.

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