On the third Thursday of each month, collaborate with artists and makers, explore unique themes and re-think materials through creative design projects.
This month, in partnership with Chronicle Books, MCD welcomes beloved Bay Area artist, author and ceramicist Rae Dunn to celebrate the pre-release of her brand new book, In Pursuit of Inspiration. During the Artist Happy Hour, hear from Rae in conversation with MCD programmers about her path to inspiration and the innate creativity in all of us. Pick up a pre-release copy of the book, then stick around to get it signed and discover her favorite techniques for approaching a blank page– from drawing with your non-dominant hand to sketching with objects found in nature, each chapter offers a simple yet surprising catalyst to help you get in touch with your own creativity.
Trust your instincts and make more art within the MCD galleries by putting Rae’s processes to practice at instructor and self-led hands-on stations throughout Material Domestication and Wanxin Zang: The Long Journey.
6PM-6:30PM • Doors open + exhibition viewing time
6:30PM-7PM • Artist Happy Hour conversation
7PM-9:30PM • Book signing + hands-on activation in galleries
*PLEASE NOTE: Rae will only be signing books and ONE ceramic piece per person.
Cash/Square bar for guests over 21 • Complimentary drink tickets for MCD members; ID required • All ages welcome
$8 general admission | $6 students/seniors| Museum members FREE
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Reserve your copy of In Pursuit of Inspiration and pick it up during the event at shop.sfmcd.org. Copies will also be available to purchase during the MAKE. In the shipping options, select pick-up in store. For regular purchases, books will be available to ship April 30.
More about Rae Dunn
Rae Dunn is an artist, author and ceramicist. A world traveler, she has exhibited her work in clay across the country and internationally. Her work has also been featured in a number of publications including Martha Stewart Living, the San Francisco Chronicle, the New York Times, Bon Appetit and more. Dunn is the author of Wilma’s World and France: Inspiration du Jour (also from Chronicle Books). She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
In Pursuit of Inspiration
In this visually rich hardcover volume, beloved artist Rae Dunn shares her favorite techniques for approaching a blank page. From drawing with your nondominant hand to sketching with objects found in nature, each chapter offers a simple yet surprising catalyst to help readers get in touch with their own creativity. Full of gorgeous watercolors, sketches, original patterns, dreamy photography, and hand-lettered insight from the author, In Pursuit of Inspiration offers a unique glimpse into the process of a successful fine artist. It’s the perfect how-to book for artists of all skill levels who prefer freeform experimentation to step-by-step instruction.
*Activities subject (but not likely!) to change without notice.