Current Exhibitions

Upcoming Exhibitions and Events

National Assembly Building in Dhaka, Bangla-desh, Louis Kahn, 1962–83 © Raymond Meier. Courtesy of the Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein.

Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture

August 11, 2017–November 5, 2017

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 6:00–8:00 pm 
 

Public Programs:

September 14, 2017, 6:00 pm to 7:30pm
 
September 16, 2017, two tours from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm and 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm
 
October 6, 2017, from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
 
October 7, 2017, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
 
October 9, 2017, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
 
 
October 25, 2017, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
 
October 28, 2017 and November 4, 2017, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
 


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Photo credit: Ed Wheeler

The Meaning Within Materials: Louis Kahn's Gift to Us with Stephen Kieran

September 14, 2017–6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Opening Reception:
Lecture and Reception:
Center for Architecture and Design
1218 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
 
Free and open to the public
RSVP suggested, Walk-ins welcome
 
Click here to register for this event.
 
For questions about this program, please contact The Fabric Workshop and Museum at reservations@fabricworkshopandmuseum.org or (215) 561-8888.


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Photo credit: Interior of Normal & Doris Fisher House by Louis I. Kahn (1960-67). Image courtesy of: William Whitaker

Private Tour of Pennsylvania Kahn Residences with William Whitaker

September 16, 2017–two tours at 9:30 am – 1:00 pm and 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Opening Reception:
Tickets: $50 before August 15, 2017
Regular admission: $65.00
Pre-registration required
 
Pickup and drop-off at 1214 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107. Morning tour begins promptly at 9:30 am and ends at 1:00 pm. Afternoon tour begins promptly at 1:30 pm and ends at 5:00 pm.
 
Click here to purchase tickets. 
 
Tickets include round trip transit on a private bus, admission to both houses and light refreshments. This an exclusive opportunity not to be missed! Tickets will go fast and encourage you to make your reservations before August 18, 2017. Please note that tour space is limited and tickets are nonrefundable.
 
For questions about this program, please contact The Fabric Workshop and Museum at reservations@fabricworkshopandmuseum.org or (215) 561-8888.


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Teen Event: Dream House!

October 6, 2017–4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Opening Reception:
The Fabric Workshop and Museum
6th Floor Studio
 
Free and open to all teens
RSVP suggested, walk-ins-welcome
Recommended ages: 13-19 years old
 
Click here to register for this event.
 
For questions about this teen program, please contact The Fabric Workshop and Museum at reservations@fabricworkshopandmuseum.org or (215) 561-8888.


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Family Program: Kahn-Struct

October 7, 2017–1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Opening Reception:
The Fabric Workshop and Museum
6th Floor Studio
 
Free and open to all families
RSVP suggested, walk-ins welcome
Recommended ages: 4-12 years
 
Click here to RSVP.
 
For questions about this family program, please contact The Fabric Workshop and Museum at reservations@fabricworkshopandmuseum.org or (215) 561-8888.


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DesignPhiladelphia: Center City Open House Crawl

October 9, 2017–4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Opening Reception:
Free and open to the public
No pre-registration required
 
For questions about this program, please contact The Fabric Workshop and Museum at reservations@fabricworkshopandmuseum.org or (215) 561-8888.


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Photo credit: Naqib Houssain, National Assembly Building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Louis Kahn, 1962-83

Healthy Happy Hour and Fitness Tour of Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture

October 12, 2017–4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Opening Reception:
Free and open to the public
RSVP suggested
Tour times TBD
 
Registration open soon.
 
For questions about this program, please contact The Fabric Workshop and Museum at reservations@fabricworkshopandmuseum.org or (215) 561-8888.


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Image credit: Barrett Doherty

Uncrating Kahn with William Whitaker

October 25, 2017–6:30 pm

Opening Reception:
The University of Pennslyvania
Meyerson Hall
210 South 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
 
Free and open to the public
RSVP suggested, walk-ins-welcome
 
For questions about this program, please contact The Fabric Workshop and Museum at reservations@fabricworkshopandmuseum.org or (215) 561-8888.


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Architecture Photography Workshop with Lonnie Graham

October 28, 2017–10:00 am to 1:00 pm, rain or shine

Opening Reception:
Workshop will begin at Rodin Museum
2151 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130

Saturday, October 28 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, rain or shine 
and
Saturday, November 4 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, rain or shine
 
Registration open soon.
 
RSVP required, $20 entry fee
Class size limited to 20 participations
All levels of experience welcome
Participants encouraged to bring their own camera and tripod
 
For questions about this program, please contact The Fabric Workshop and Museum at reservations@fabricworkshopandmuseum.org or (215) 561-8888.


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Coming at Kahn 20 Years Apart with David Brownlee and Wendy Lesser

November 2, 2017–6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Opening Reception:
Lecture and Reception:
Center for Architecture and Design
1218 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
 
Free and open to the public
RSVP suggested, walk-ins welcome
 
Event schedule:
Doors open: 5:30 pm
Conversation begins: 6:00 pm
Book signing: 7:30 - 8:00 pm
 
Click here to register for this event.
 
For questions about this program, please contact The Fabric Workshop and Museum at reservations@fabricworkshopandmuseum.org or (215) 561-8888.


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Ursula von Rydingsvard, Krypta I, 2014. Cedar, graphite.125 x 77 x 56 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Lelong, New York.

Ursula von Rydingsvard: The Contour of Feeling

April 27, 2018–August 26, 2018

Opening Reception:
April 27, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00 pm


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