S.F. Museum of Craft and Design opens April 6

The Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco will open the doors to its new permanent home on April 6. The new Dogpatch neighbourhood facility – abutting industrial waterfront buildings, Michelin recognized restaurants and the upcoming UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital – is prominently situated in the historic American Industrial Center on Third Street. With storefront access, the 8,500-square-foot space, designed by Gary Hutton Design and McCall Design Group, features 4,000 square feet of exhibition space and the museum’s first dedicated public workshop and programming space, in addition to a 600-square-foot flexible museum store and administrative offices. As the first major cultural institution in this burgeoning San Francisco district, the Museum of Craft and Design’s Executive Director JoAnn Edwards notes, “Dogpatch is teeming with creativity and camaraderie and we’re thrilled to be part of the continued transformation of the district into a thriving enclave for arts, culture, dining and entertainment.”A non-collecting institution, the Museum of Craft and Design was established in 2004 as the San Francisco Museum of Craft +Design.