Museum of Craft and Design

2569 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94107


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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. 

Exhibitions & Dates

  • Survival Architecture

    Dec 14 2019 - May 20 2020

    Designs for shelter in the context of climate change and natural disaster

  • Design by Time

    Nov 14 2020 - Mar 14 2021

    Works from known and emerging designers express the passage of time

  • Linda Gass: And Then This Happened

    Dec 19 2019 - May 3 2020

    Works question the relationship between humans and their environment


    May 23 2020 - Oct 25 2020

    20 custom motorcycles reveal a resurgence of North American design