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MAKE: Gratitude

On the third Thursday of each month, stay out late with the Museum of Craft and Design, collaborate with artists and makers, explore unique themes and re-think materials through creative design projects. 

It’s all about food and gratitude at the final MAKE of 2019! 

Come early for a free drink and a very special Artist Happy Hour featuring innovative SF restaurant + gallery, Palette. From their art-themed menus to their custom, handcrafted wares, hear from artist and chef-proprietor Peter J. Hemsley and lead ceramicist Andrew Kontrabecki about their creative symbiosis in exploring the relationship between food, art and community. 

Step into the exhibitions for a plethora of hands-on projects inspired by the materials and concepts found in Interior/Exterior. Design your Thanksgiving aesthetic with decorative elements, including mini-brick votives, Special Occasion table runners and repurposed fabric throw pillows. Bring an old t-shirt or blanket from home for added personalization! 

PLUS Enjoy a creative gratitude meditation and grab a craft lemonade beverage (adult or otherwise!) to benefit of our neighbors at the SF Marin Food Bank. Vendor pop-up with local zero-waste culinary design company, Àplat.

Cash/Square bar for guests over 21 • Complimentary drink tickets for MCD members; ID required

 

Tickets available for purchase at the door. Bring a food donation item for FREE entry.
$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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MCD Library MakeArt: Visitacion Valley

Join the Museum of Craft and Design to trace, layer, and frame visual images, inspired by the work of exhibiting artist Kaori Yamashita. Explore various images of boundaries, maps and names that have changed over time in the Bay Area. 

 

FREE drop-in activity 

 

This project is appropriate for ages 4-14; younger kids may need some assistance from a parent/guardian.

 

Become an MCD member today! 

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Charlotte JonesMCD Library MakeArt: Visitacion Valley
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Designing Change: An Evening with Roman Mars

The Museum of Craft and Design presents Designing Change: An Evening with Roman Mars.

With over 360 million downloads, 99% Invisible is one of the most popular design podcasts in the world. MCD welcomes host and creator Roman Mars to Minnesota Street Project for a live multimedia presentation examining unnoticed design that shapes our world. Following the presentation, there will be a private reception and meet and greet with Mars at the Museum of Craft and Design.

Designing Change: An Evening with Roman Mars is generously supported by Brookfield Properties Pier 70, Foundation Capital, Minnesota Street Project, IDEO U and Lori and Phil Hobson.

It is presented alongside MCD’s exhibition Dead Nuts: a search for the unlimited machined object, on view through December 1, 2019. MCD’s Designing Change series focuses on the ability of creative individuals to inspire meaningful change for themselves and their communities.

About Roman Mars
Roman Mars is the host and creator of 99% Invisible, a short radio show about design and architecture. With over 360 million downloads, 99% Invisible is one of the most popular podcasts in the world. Fast Company named him one of the 100 Most Creative People in 2013. He was a TED main stage speaker in 2015. It is currently the most popular Ted Talk about design with over 5.7 million views. His crowdfunding campaigns have raised over $1.16 million, making him the highest-funded journalist in Kickstarter history. He is also a co-founder of Radiotopia, a collective of ground-breaking story-driven podcasts.

Event Details

  • 7:00–8:00 PM | Lecture and Q&A at Minnesota Street Project (1275 Minnesota St., San Francisco)
  • 8:30–9:30 PM | Reception and Meet & Greet at Museum of Craft and Design (2569 Third St., San Francisco)

Tickets
Lecture and Q&A | $30 for the public, $25 for MCD members and students
Lecture and Q&A, Private Reception and Meet & Greet | $60 for the public, $55 for MCD members and students

*Students use code MCDstudent. Please note that students must present their student ID at check-in.
If you are an MCD member and did not receive your code, please contact us at membership@sfmcd.org or call 415.773.0303

 

                  

 

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MCD Library MakeArt: Potrero

Explore themes and ideas found in the upcoming Museum of Craft and Design exhibition Survival Architecture. Preview images of the exhibition for inspiration, then design and create miniature structures using a variety of materials. 

 

FREE drop-in activity 

 

This project is appropriate for ages 4-14; younger kids may need some assistance from a parent/guardian.

 

Become an MCD member today! 

sfmcd.org/join

 

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MCD Free First Tuesday: November

Celebrate gratitude with a Dead Nuts-inspired wreath, bedecked with hanging tokens of thanks. Learn simple metal stamping techniques, then string decorated discs from hose clamps to add to a festive, hangable wall centerpiece.

 

FREE admission and drop-in activity • all ages

 

Hands-on activities are self-led. Educators will be present to help with questions. School and camp groups of four or more, please have adequate chaperones.

 

Become an MCD member today! 

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MCD Community MakeArt: FLAX SF Anniversary

Join MCD at Flax Fort Mason for an incredible lineup of activities for kids & adults.

Meet local artists and take part in interactive demonstrations and imaginative arts & crafts for the whole family. Get your hands messy learning about new and exciting materials from the experts, including rope bowl making with MCD. 

 

FREE event and drop-in activity • all-ages welcome

 

Become an MCD member today! 

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MCD Members Tour: David Cole and Nemo Gould Studios

Save the Date: Saturday, November 2, 2019, 1:00–4:00 PM

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. 

David Cole is a practicing metalsmith based in Oakland, CA. His work ranges from fine jewelry, made with precious metals, to large-scale public art and architectural details for historic buildings. The importance of craftsmanship and a sense of stewardship for the techniques and tools he has acquired over thirty years drive his love of making. His quest for the “exquisite object” is reflected in his collection of machines and devices that tell the story of manufacture and invention at the end of the analog age. They inspire him to create artworks that speak to people’s emotional connection to materials and mechanisms.

Nemo Gould builds robots and creatures from salvaged material—discarded gadgets, broken tools, and other objects that have lost their value in daily life. Gould’s artistic vocabulary is steeped in nostalgia for outdated machinery and the fantastic realm of comic books and science fiction. His sculptures are characters with personalities suggested by the sum of their carefully re-contextualized parts.


Please note that we are unable to refund tickets after October 25, 2019. Tickets are not tax-deductible.

If you are a member and did not receive a promo code, please contact us at membership@sfmcd.org or call 415.773.0303 ext. 304.

Additional tour information: both studios are located between West Oakland and Temescal; the group will meet at David Cole’s studio on Martin Luther King Jr. Way (near MacArthur BART station) then travel to Gould’s studio on Center Street (near West Oakland BART station). The studios are 3 miles apart, approximately 12 minutes if driving. Guests will be responsible for their own transportation to Oakland and between studios. Driving instructions will be emailed to registrants two weeks prior to the tour and will be cross-posted on the event page on our website.

Above Image: Nemo Gould, High Voltage, 2012.

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MakeArt Family Day: Gratitude

MCD is filled with gratitude! 

 

Come celebrate the season with a cornucopia of creative projects, including a handmade stamp and thank-you note station, wearable “vision board” buttons, gyroscope races and Design-Your-Own ball bearing mazes. 

 

PLUS: Quench your thirst and help make a difference at our in-event lemonade stand benefiting our neighbors at  the SF Marin Foodbank.

 

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

 

Tickets available for purchase at the door.

Bring a food donation item for FREE entry.

Kids 12 and under FREE

$8 adults

$6 students/seniors

Museum members FREE

 

Become an MCD member today! 

sfmcd.org/join

 

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

 

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

**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 impressive campus that attracted some of the greatest minds of 20th-century Modernism, including Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Ray and Charles Eames. We will stay for five nights at the fashionable Siren Hotel in downtown Detroit. Check out the itinerary here!

Don’t miss this special domestic trip for members at the Insider level ($250) and above.
Not an Insider level member? Join or upgrade your membership today!

Learn more and register online or download the full registration form at the link provided. Contact our Development Assistant, Christina Humphreys at 415.773.0303 or chumphreys@sfmcd.org to register today.

Image: Saarinen House at Cranbrook Academy of Art, New York Times

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MCD Library MakeArt: Excelsior Branch

Celebrate VIVA! with the Museum of Craft and Design by creating miniature sorpresas inspired by the style of Dominga Herrera and other El Salvadorean artists. Images from MCD’s own Interior/Exterior exhibition encourage creative thinking about indoor and outdoor styles, shapes, and colors.  

 

FREE drop-in activity 

 

This project is appropriate for ages 4-14; younger kids may need some assistance from a parent/guardian.

 

Become an MCD member today! 

sfmcd.org/join

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Charlotte JonesMCD Library MakeArt: Excelsior Branch