The Museum of Craft and Design (MCD) is San Francisco’s only museum devoted exclusively to modern and contemporary craft and design. MCD showcases designers, makers and artists through craft- and design-focused exhibitions and public programs.
As a non-collecting institution, the museum actively collaborates with artists, designers, museums and universities, as well as design venues and practitioners to create inspirational experiences in the world of craft and design, delivering innovative exhibitions that explore and define the role of craft and design in our changing global culture.
First opened to the public in 2004, the Museum moved in 2013 into the American Industrial Center located in the historic Dogpatch neighborhood of San Francisco. The new location provides expanded exhibition space and a dedicated space for public programming, like the popular MakeArt workshops.
Designs for shelter in the context of climate change and natural disaster
Works from known and emerging designers express the passage of time
Works question the relationship between humans and their environment
20 custom motorcycles reveal a resurgence of North American design