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MCD Free First Tuesday: June

This Free Tuesday, join MCD for to repurpose old materials into new objects! Roll magazine pages and paper ephemera into coils, then join them to make a container, sculpture or statement jewelry. Follow the commitment to repurposing and transformation found in Material Domestication.

FREE admission and drop-in activity • all ages

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Rachel ShippsMCD Free First Tuesday: June
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MCD Community MakeArt: Sunday Streets Dogpatch/Bayview

Bike, walk, skate or scoot down to Dogpatch and enjoy FREE admission to the museum all day!  View our exhibitions, Material Domestication and Wanxin Zhang: The Long Journey, then join us in the MakeArt Lab and parklet to create festive Sunday Streets decorations for your preferred mode of transportation!

Sunday Streets connects the lively 22nd Street in Dogpatch to The Bayview’s main corridor and beyond, with a car-free route spanning Third Street from 22nd Street to Carroll Avenue and creating a safe and spacious temporary park for the community to enjoy. Walk, bike or catch the T Line (the city’s first new light rail line in more than half a century) which will run throughout the day. Make the day yours with fun, free exhibits and activities and five Activity Hubs. More info HERE.

FREE drop-in event and activities • all ages

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Rachel ShippsMCD Community MakeArt: Sunday Streets Dogpatch/Bayview
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MakeArt Family Day: May

Join MCD for an exploration of Wanxin Zhang: The Long Journey. Visitors will take a deep dive look into the materials, themes and processes of the exhibition, including water slide decal experiments, painted brick objects, wearable panda self-portraits and collaborative California Funk sculpture technique!

PLUS: Decorate your Swag Bag, play around with magnetic design and explore the neighborhood to discover more 1st Saturday in Dogpatch offerings

All ages welcome– craft your day with the whole family at MCD!

Tickets available for purchase at the door.

Kids 12 and under FREE
$8 adults
$6 students/seniors
Museum members FREE

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*Activities subject (but not likely!) to change without notice.

 

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Rachel ShippsMakeArt Family Day: May
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MakeArt Family Day: MCD Birthday Celebration!

You’re invited to MCD’s 15th birthday party! Bring the whole family to MakeArt Family Day and enjoy a host of celebratory activities including the opportunity to win your own birthday party at MCD. There will be spin art and ice cream in the parklet, paper lantern crafts, wearable design and much, much more!

PLUS: Explore the neighborhood to discover more 1st Saturday in Dogpatch offerings!

It’s not a birthday without pizza and ice cream– a huge THANK YOU to our neighbors Long Bridge Pizza Co. and Mr. and Mrs. Miscellaneous for donating goodies to our celebration.

 

All ages welcome– craft your day with the whole family at MCD!

Tickets available for purchase at the door.

Kids 12 and under FREE
$8 adults
$6 students/seniors
Museum members FREE

 

Become an MCD member today!

 

*Activities subject (but not likely!) to change without notice.

 

  

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Rachel ShippsMakeArt Family Day: MCD Birthday Celebration!
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Design Lab Happy Hour • Rowland Ricketts Indigo

Join MCD and Slow Fiber Studios in welcoming Material Domestication artist Rowland Ricketts for this very special Design Lab Happy Hour. Participants will hear from Rowland about his creative process– from conscious indigo plant growing to hand dyeing textiles that span contemporary art and design.

Then, hear from World Shibori Network founder Yoshiko Wada, who will give a live demo of indigo vat preparation, followed by a hands-on swatch dyeing workshop.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity for creative interaction with an MCD exhibiting artist!

Light snacks and happy hour beverages provided.

 

Pre-registration required:

TICKETS: https://bit.ly/2RfHRgj

 

$50 non-members

$40 MCD members

 

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Rowland Ricketts utilizes natural dyes and historical processes to create contemporary textiles that span art and design.  Trained in indigo farming and dyeing in Japan, Rowland received his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2005 and is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Art, Architecture & Design at Indiana University.  His work has been exhibited at the Textile Museum in Washington, DC, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and the Seattle Asian Art Museum and has been recognized with a 2012 United States Artists Fellowship.

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Rachel ShippsDesign Lab Happy Hour • Rowland Ricketts Indigo
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Free First Tuesday: March

This Free Tuesday, start outlining the shapes of spring with linoleum block prints! Experiment with organic shapes and repeated markings, or find inspiration from photos and scientific renderings of beautiful blooms.Explore negative space and carving techniques, then print your design onto recycled fabric to turn your carving into a sewable patch.

FREE admission and drop-in activity • all ages • MCD galleries closed for exhibition install

Become an MCD member today!

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Rachel ShippsFree First Tuesday: March