On the third Thursday of each month, collaborate with artists and makers, explore unique themes and re-think materials through creative design projects.
It’s a heavy metal summer at MCD! View Dead Nuts: a search for the ultimate machined object and explore the materials and exhibition concepts through a number of in-gallery activities. Hammer out your creativity with custom metal-stamped jewelry, design a hanging mobile from found objects, and more.
Cash/Square bar for guests over 21 • Complimentary drink tickets for MCD members; ID required
MCD returns to the Salesforce Park Monday Night Makers for a full month of evening programming!
Join MCD educators for a hardware jewelry bar based on the museum exhibition Dead Nuts: a search for the ultimate machined object. Spark new directions in creativity using everyday objects to create everything from statement necklaces to subtle rings and lapel pins.
MCD celebrates the new exhibition Interior/Exterior with a Family Day focused on structures and place! Explore building composition by constructing a 3D mini brick structure inspired by Benjamin Armas and Ori Carino and combine simple stamped shapes into complex architectural forms.
Upgrade your personal space with bedroom banners and hanging elements based on the art of Kathy Sirico, and design an indoor ring-toss game featuring materials and imagery found in Julie Alpert’s whimsical installation.
PLUS: Decorate your Swag Bag and play around with large-scale blocks.
All ages welcome– craft your day with the whole family at MCD!
MCD returns to NOW Hunter’s Point to celebrate the 8th annual BVOH Circus Festival! Swing by the MCD booth to get your circus style on with whimsical DIY bowties to wear around your neck, head, ponytail or wrist!
As always, enjoy the giant Fun Slide, performances by Circus Bella, local food vendors and more!
MCD heads to Oakland for Flax’s annual Kidsfest! Design and customize a triceratops hood that will make you fit in with any Lost World environment! Use colorful cardstock, felt, rhinestones, buttons and more to create your dazzling prehistoric costume.
Join MCD for mini bookmaking activities for all ages! Alongside the reading taking place with SFPL’s Summer Stride programming, explore the power of producing a book and communicating with words and pictures. Learn a few simple bookmaking techniques, from easily reproduced zines to stab-bound mini artist books.
FREE drop-in activity
All ages welcome; younger kids may need some assistance from a parent/guardian.
Summer Stride is the Library’s annual summer learning, reading and exploration program for all ages and abilities. From June 1 through August 18, enjoy over 1,000 free events to deepen reading enjoyment, spark STEAM learning and connect with mindful experiences in nature.
Pick up a Summer Stride Guide, packed full of our summer programs, at any branch library or the Main Library, or download at the link here. PLUS follow #SummerStride and #LibrariesForAll to keep up with all the fun!
MCD joins California Historical Society for History Play Date, celebrating their exhibition, Overland to California: Commemorating the Transcontinental Railroad. Get in the spirit of transcontinental travel with custom designed Train Engineer Kits by crafting an engineer hat and matching bandanna from upcycled fabrics, then finish your look by embellishing an official wooden train whistle with rhinestones, pom poms, buttons and more!
On the third Thursday of each month, collaborate with artists and makers, explore unique themes and re-think materials through creative design projects.In June, MAKE is celebrating MCD’s unique history as a pop-up museum–catch us offsite as one of the exhibitors of SF Design Week’s Design Hub at Pier 27!
This party on the waterfront is all about experiencing a designer’s life through interactive exhibits, installations, and talks. Enjoy music, food trucks by Off the Grid, and beer by Fort Point Brewery. Highlights include the 2019 Design Awards, Stanford’s D School, and artist installations featuring Marpi and Britelite and more!
Swing by the MAKE installation to explore 15 years of Museum of Craft and Design, including several hands-on interactives designed around the current exhibitions, Material Domestication and Wanxin Zhang: The Long Journey.
Cash bar and scrumptious bites from Off the Grid will be available for purchase.
Opening Night is a fundraiser for San Francisco Design Week. All ticket proceeds go directly supporting its continued efforts to create community through timely, relevant and impactful design programming in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Show off how BRITE of a spot you are in Bayview! Join MCD and the YMCA for this annual block party celebrating your neighborhood. Create a shining crown or colorful sunglasses to show off just how bright you shine!
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.