Museum of craft and design in San Francisco

                  September 2013
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We're pleased to announce that our Museum Store Manager, Nathaniel Anderson, will be moving into a different position within the Museum. Beginning October 1, 2013 Nathaniel's new title will be Development Manager. Over the next month, we'll be working to create a seamless transition and to ensure the Museum Store maintains the same level of excitement and great product you've come to appreciate from Nathaniel's keen sense of style and design.

Please join us in welcoming Nathaniel to his new role and check out our newly relaunched online Museum Store. Remember, Museum members save 10% on every store purchase.  
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Young Designer's Show 2013: CCA Interior Design Program 
September 21 - November 3, 2013
The Museum of Craft and Design is excited to collaborate with our friends at California College of the Arts (CCA) by showcasing the work of a select group of exceptionally talented students in their Interior Design Program. Focused on design, materials, constructs and atmospheres, the Young Designer's Show 2013 will feature the best of the year's projects: drawings, renderings, lighting and furniture designs, models and full-scale material explorations and prototypes.  

This exhibition will be on view during the Pacific West Regional
Conference of the Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) and
complement the Best Young Interior Designer
Award Exhibition.

Young Designer's Show 2013 is guest curated by CCA professors Megan Werner and Margo Majewska with 
assistance from CCA Interior Design students. It will coincide with New West Coast Design 2 opening October 26 at MCD. Exhibition details at

Photos: Top, Atmospheric Screen, material pattern study, Materiality and Space 1, Emily Breiz. Photo courtesy CCA. Bottom: (Hurcomb) #1: These Marks are but Fragments of Us, Linkage Studio, CCA Interior Design. Photo by Matthew Millman.

Holly Lane: Carving Allegories
June 29 - September 15, 2013
The exhibition features 12 elaborately carved and deftly painted works of art that are best described as carved frame-painting hybrids, as well as sculptural works of gilded carved wood. Lane taps into surrealist, gothic, renaissance and mythological vocabularies. Holly Lane: Carving Allegories is made possible with loans from Forum Gallery, New York, NY and the artist. Photo: Claudine Gossett/Drew Altizer.
Good Design: Stories From Herman Miller
July 13 - October 6, 2013
Holding a unique position among furniture manufacturers for having cultivated the talents of a large number of modernist designers, Herman Miller has produced a significant number of pieces that are now considered icons of industrial design. This exhibition explores the behind-the-scenes process in designing for form and function. Featuring drawings, models, prototypes, photographs, oral histories and original objects, this collection unveils the problems and innovative solutions in creating art with a purpose. Photo: Claudine Gossett/Drew Altizer.

Exhibitions and programs generously supported by the Windgate Charitable Foundation and Grants for the Arts / San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund. Holly Lane: Carving Allegories was organized by the Museum of Craft and Design, with support of loans from Forum Gallery, New York, NY. Good Design: Stories from Herman Miller was organized by the Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, Michigan, in collaboration with The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan, through the support of Herman Miller, Inc.   
Etsy Meet & Make: Sewing 101 
Thursday, September 12 |  7 - 9:30 PM
Museum of Craft and Design 
2569 Third Street @ 22nd, San Francisco
Add sewing to your list of crafting super powers in this short drop-in workshop. Etsy expert, Rebecca Saylor of OodleBaDoodle will teach you how to thread and use the basics of a sewing machine. Create a fun and functional case for your sunglasses. Choose from a variety of recycled materials such as reclaimed denim or mod gingham. This simple pattern can be reused to create grocery bags, laundry bags, and more. 

Admission is $10 or $5 for Museum members. Includes supplies, instruction, and beverages sponsored by Lagunitas Brewing Company and Anchor Brewing Company. Sewing machines sponsored by BERNINA and Eddie's Quilting Bee, and materials provided by FabMo. Registration recommended. For adults 21+. No walk-ins after 8 pm. 
Museum store and galleries open. Tickets at Eventbrite.

MakeArt Workshop: Flag Banners
Saturday, September 21 |  1:30 - 3:30 PM
Museum of Craft and Design
2569 Third Street @ 22nd, San Francisco  

Get inspired about interior design with a tour of CCA's Young Designer Show at the Museum. Learn to make a fabric flag banner to hang on your wall and spice up your interiors! Participants should feel comfortable using scissors. Snack included. For children ages 6-12. Registration required.
Free for Members, $10 for non-members. Register at:

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450 museums 
in the US, Canada and Mexico.  
Museum of Craft and Design
2569 Third Street @ 22nd, San Francisco, CA 94107
HOURS: Sun 12 - 5, Tues thru Sat 11 - 6, Thurs 11 - 7. Closed Monday.
General Admission $8, Seniors and Students $6, Children $5. 
MCD members are always free and enjoy 10% off in the Museum store. 
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