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Michael Cooper: A Sculptural Odyssey, 1968-2011

April 6 - June 30, 2013

The Museum of Craft and Design is thrilled to present our first traveling exhibition, works by Bay Area artist Michael Cooper: A Sculptural Odyssey, 1968 – 2011. Exhibiting a striking selection of twenty exquisitely crafted and thought provoking pieces, Cooper showcases over four decades of his life’s work. A true testament to both form and function, Cooper is best known for his seductively complex and remarkably mobile metal and wood works. Ranging from pistol-packing tricycles, to fantastical furniture and highly stylized motorized vehicles, this awe-inspiring collection is not to be missed.   

The fully illustrated catalog is now available online and in our Museum Store.  

Guest Curator: Harold B. Nelson

This exhibition has been made possible by a generous grant from the Windgate Charitable Foundation. Friends who have made this exhibition and its supporting catalog possible include San Francisco Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund, Bobbi and Fletcher Benton, Ross Periodicals, Inc., Cycle City, Ltd., Marc Adams: Marc Adams School of Woodwork, and John and Diane Pashlik. Related programming has been made possible through funding from the Collectors of Wood Art.

Photo: Michael Cooper, Ruby, 2010. Photography: Michael Chase Photography.