Location : 2569 Third Street
Open Hours : Wednesday–Saturday: 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 PM–5:00 PM
Closed Monday and Tuesday
Admission : Children upto 12 years: Free
Students with ID and Senior Citizens 65+: $8
The Museum of Craft and Design, famously known as the MAD, is another prized possession of San Francisco. The museum was envisioned by Aileen Osborn Webb, an American Art patron and philanthropist, who is credited for founding The American Craft Council. Established in 1956, the museum was created in an attempt of acceding and upholding the artists, designers and artisans from the contemporary and alternative art and design arena.
The museum, however, went through successive transformations and numerous location changes, finally adopting a newer outlook of providing a cross-disciplinary approach to art and design, thus allowing for a creative space to be woven with auxiliary aid of education and industry. The museum actively organizes workshops and exhibitions providing an educational platform for the aspiring art practitioners. The Open-Studio program of the museum creates a distinct learning environment allowing the visitors to engage in discourses and reciprocal discussions with the artists themselves. MAD also happens to incorporate an art jewelry gallery along with a restaurant and theatre for art installations.
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