Cai Guo-Qiang: Time Scroll, 2009-10, In collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM), Philadelphia. Performance at FWM. Stainless steel, water pumps, plastic hose, gunpowder, and silk charmeuse fabric, audio of Marion Boulton Stroud’s narration and sound system, and video of gunpowder drawing process 120 feet long. Courtesy of the artist. Photo Credit: Lonnie Graham Cai Guo-Qiang: Fallen Blossoms: Explosion Project, 2009, In collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM), Philadelphia, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA). Explosion event realized at PMA, December 11, 2009, 4:30 p.m., approximately 10 seconds. Gunpowder fuse, metal net, scaffolding. Courtesy of the artist. Photo Credit: Will Brown Joan Jonas: Reading Dante II, December 2010, Performance at The Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM), Philadelphia. Photo Credit: Carlos Avendaño Education Family Event, February 2012, at The Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM), Philadelphia. Photo Credit: Carlos Avendaño Nick Cave: Let’s C, December 2011, Performance at The Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM), Philadelphia. Photo Credit: James Prinz Photography Laurie Anderson: Animal Stories, October 2011, Performance and lecture at The Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM), Philadelphia. Photo Credit: Carlos Avendaño 
Japanese Shibori and Katazome Demonstration and Application Workshop with Tamagawa University, Japan, at The Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM), Philadelphia, 2012. Photo Credit: Carlos Avendaño
Nick Cave: Let’s C, December 2011, Opening reception at The Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM), Philadelphia. Photo Credit: Carlos Avendaño
Cai Guo-Qiang: Time Scroll, 2009-10, In collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM), Philadelphia. Performance at FWM. Stainless steel, water pumps, plastic hose, gunpowder, and silk charmeuse fabric, audio of Marion Boulton Stroud’s narration and sound system, and video of gunpowder drawing process 120 feet long. Courtesy of the artist. Photo Credit: Lonnie Graham
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Cai Guo-Qiang: Fallen Blossoms: Explosion Project, 2009, In collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM), Philadelphia, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA). Explosion event realized at PMA, December 11, 2009, 4:30 p.m., approximately 10 seconds. Gunpowder fuse, metal net, scaffolding. Courtesy of the artist. Photo Credit: Will Brown
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Joan Jonas: Reading Dante II, December 2010, Performance at The Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM), Philadelphia. Photo Credit: Carlos Avendaño
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Education Family Event, February 2012, at The Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM), Philadelphia. Photo Credit: Carlos Avendaño
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Nick Cave: Let’s C, December 2011, Performance at The Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM), Philadelphia. Photo Credit: James Prinz Photography
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Laurie Anderson: Animal Stories, October 2011, Performance and lecture at The Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM), Philadelphia. Photo Credit: Carlos Avendaño
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Japanese Shibori and Katazome Demonstration and Application Workshop with Tamagawa University, Japan, at The Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM), Philadelphia, 2012. Photo Credit: Carlos Avendaño

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Nick Cave: Let’s C, December 2011, Opening reception at The Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM), Philadelphia. Photo Credit: Carlos Avendaño
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Founded in 1977, The Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM) encourages international artists at all stages of their careers to experiment with new materials and new media in a veritable living laboratory, working with studio staff, educators, and apprentices. Through its renowned Artist-in-Residence Program, FWM’s collaborative process continues to build a permanent collection of some 6,000 works of art and an archive of diverse materials that preserve and document the course of artistic production from inspiration to realization. An ambitious program of exhibitions and publications, a dynamic website, and wide-ranging educational programming enhance FWM's commitment to conveying a story of contemporary art that unites process with finished works of art of interest to a broad national and international audience.