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MCD Community MakeArt: Salesforce Park Monday Night Makers

MCD returns to the Salesforce Park Monday Night Makers for a full month of evening programming!

This week, pay homage to the Salesforce Park environment– part garden and part urban. Customize a terra cotta planter with paint pens and make a beautiful living space to welcome new plants or to give as a gift!

FREE drop-in activity • all ages welcome

Become an MCD member today! 

 

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Rachel ShippsMCD Community MakeArt: Salesforce Park Monday Night Makers
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MCD Community MakeArt: BMAGIC Back to School

MCD returns to the 16th Annual Bayview Hunter’s Point Back-to-School Celebration and Backpack Giveaway!

Since 2004, BMAGIC offers children and youth, ages 5-18, new backpacks filled with essential school supplies to celebrate the beginning of the new school year. The event also serves as a community building activity where children, youth and families come together and learn about the various services CBOs in BVHP provide as well as other city agencies and service providers.

Once again, at the MCD booth students will get to use exciting and unexpected materials to personalize their backpacks and supplies. 

FREE project and event for Bayview Hunter’s Point residents • k-12

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Rachel ShippsMCD Community MakeArt: BMAGIC Back to School
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MCD MAKE: August

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

Tickets available for purchase at the door.

$8 general admission

$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 ShippsMCD MAKE: August
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Monday Night Makers @ Salesforce Park: Interior/Exterior Wall Hangings

MCD returns to the Salesforce Park Monday Night Makers for a full month of evening programming!

This week, use an array of yarns, strings, jute and ribbon to create a miniature textural wall hanging. Employ unexpected visual elements and techniques from MCD exhibition Interior/Exterior to customize your unique piece. 

FREE drop-in activity • all ages welcome

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Rachel ShippsMonday Night Makers @ Salesforce Park: Interior/Exterior Wall Hangings
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MCD Free First Tuesday: August

Take part in investigating several three-dimensional materials and processes inspired by the exhibition Dead Nuts: a search for the ultimate machined object. Create simple Plaster of Paris molds inspired by plastic injection molds, then use the process to reproduce a variety of machined objects. Make one, or make many! 

FREE admission and drop-in activity • all ages

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Rachel ShippsMCD Free First Tuesday: August
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MCD MakeArt Family Day: August

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!

FREE drop-in activities + access to the museum 

Become an MCD member today! 

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

 

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Rachel ShippsMCD MakeArt Family Day: August
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MCD Community MakeArt: Bayview Opera House Circus Festival

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!

All ages • free drop-in event and activity

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Rachel ShippsMCD Community MakeArt: Bayview Opera House Circus Festival
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MCD Curator Walkthrough: Interior/Exterior

Photo Credit: Macon Reed

 

Interior/Exterior presents structures, “rooms” and objects, which are neither fully interior nor fully exterior. Exposing the permeability between these two categories, this exhibition interprets public and private spaces. Looking beyond the neat closure of four walls, Interior/Exterior will feature site-specific installations, temporary structures and sculptures by Julie Alpert, Benjamin Armas and Ori Carino, Macon Reed, Kathy Sirico, and Kaori Yamashita.

Join curator Ariel Zaccheo in conversation with exhibiting artists during this opening day exhibition walk-through, and learn more about the concepts of structures and objects of the home not just as containers, but as active shapers of our social space.

Free with general admission • all ages

 

Tickets available for purchase at the door.

$8 general admission

$6 students/seniors

Museum members FREE

 

Become an MCD member today!

Celebrate 15 years of MCD with DESIGN15 events all year!

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Rachel ShippsMCD Curator Walkthrough: Interior/Exterior
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MCD Community MakeArt: FLAX KidsFest

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.

Learn more at https://flaxart.com/kidsfest/

All ages • Free drop-in event and activities • kids under 14 must be accompanied by an adult

Become an MCD member today!

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Rachel ShippsMCD Community MakeArt: FLAX KidsFest
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MCD Library MakeArt: Potrero Branch

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.

Become an MCD member today!

 

What Is Summer Stride?

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!

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Rachel ShippsMCD Library MakeArt: Potrero Branch