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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Our Mission

The Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM) exists to enable the finest artists today to work with new materials and new media, to expand the frontiers of contemporary artistic practice, and to educate the public about the significance of contemporary art.

Committed to the collaborative creative process in an open cultural climate, FWM supports artists' residencies, exhibitions, a permanent collection and its preservation, and public programs, all of these based on experimentation in new materials and new media for the purpose of educating and inspiring artists, apprentices, and the general public.