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MCD Member Event: A Conversation with Gary Hutton

March 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Friday, March 19, 12-1pm Pacific time


In celebration of the exhibition “Encoded Holidays: Gary Hutton x Tom Bonauro,” join the Museum of Craft and Design on Zoom for a virtual discussion with celebrated San Francisco designer Gary Hutton and MCD Curator Ariel Zaccheo.


In this virtual event, Gary Hutton will discuss his 40 years of designing, including three decades collaborating with artist Tom Bonauro on their annual holiday card project. These miniature, mailable sculptures, or “sculptures-in-a-box”, combine holiday tradition with craftsmanship and design, embodying the aesthetic and material sensibilities of both artist and designer. In Hutton’s words, “Sometimes confounding, sometimes perplexing and sometimes bewildering, the work we produced together reflects a pursuit of visual delight and a comment on the social zeitgeist of that moment. Always in search of a new material with which to convey a message, we ran the gamut from the artistic to the industrial to the mundane, but always with the intent of social comment through introspection.” In this hour-long discussion, attendees will enjoy a closer look at the works on view at MCD and learn about the inspiration and processes behind their making.


This special virtual event is free for MCD members. If you are a member and did not receive a direct link to the Zoom registration page, please contact [email protected]


Not an MCD Member? Join today for free registration to all our virtual events! Non-members can also pay a $10 suggested fee or Pay What You Can by registering through Eventbrite. Your support helps us continue to offer virtual events like these.


Can’t join us live? No problem! We will send a recording of the event to all registrants after the event. Guests are encouraged to send any questions for the panelists in advance to [email protected]




Virtual Event


March 19
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Event Category:


Museum of Craft and Design