Museum of Craft and Design is Ready to Show You Their New Home
By: Dan Rosenbaum
Reopening this Saturday, April 6th, the Museum of Craft and Design is ready to showcase their new museum space in the Dogpatch neighborhood of San Francisco.
Furthering the Museum’s ability to serve as an international center for arts and culture, the Museum of Craft and Design’s new facility expands the institution’s exhibition space by nearly 50% and features the museum’s first dedicated educational workshop and programming space. A non-collecting institution, the Museum of Craft and Design is one of North America’s few institutions dedicated to contemporary practices in craft and design. Exploring the active roles craft and design play in everyday life, the Museum will originate exhibitions, host traveling exhibitions, continue to present pop-ups exhibitions and collaborate with museums from around the world to present outstanding works of craft and design.
The current exihibitions in the space are:
Arline Fisch: Creatures From the Deep
Creatures from the Deep is a travelling exhibit from the Racine Art Museum in Wisconsin. Well known for her textile techniques and elegant jewelry design, Fisch’s installation is a vibrant display of larger than life jellyfish woven from knitted and crocheted copper wire. Intricately crafted to mimic the fluid movement of the wondrous creatures, this shimmering collection invites you to marvel at the elaborate beauty of the underwater world.
Michael Cooper: A Sculptural Odyssey, 1968-2011
Exhibiting a striking selection of twenty exquisitely crafted and thought provoking pieces, Cooper showcases over four decades of his life’s work. A true testament to both form and function, Cooper is best known for his seductively complex and remarkably mobile metal and wood works. Ranging from pistol-packing tricycles, to fantastical furniture and highly stylized motorized vehicles, this awe-inspiring collection is not to be missed.
Rebecca Hutchinson: Affinity
Over the course of several days, this site-specific project uses porcelain paperclay, paper and other natural materials, which she shapes into leaf-like forms, then attaches to branches. With these simple materials, Hutchinson constructs an environment that suggests an unexpected forest through its depiction of the trees.
Located in the heart of Dogpatch, the museum is easily accessible via the T Muni Line and brings more charm to a growing neighborhood. Around the museum, you will find a plethora of places to eat at and small boutiques to shop at.
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