Current Exhibitions


Process image of typewriter drawing by Lenka Clayton. Photo credit: Tom Little.

Lenka Clayton:

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February 10, 2017–July 9, 2017

Opening Reception:
Friday, March 17, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

7:00 pm: Artist Talk by Lenka Clayton

 

Public Programs:

March 24, 2017, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm
 
April 8, 2017, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm
 
May 12, 2017, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
 
May 13, 2017, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
 
June 24, 2017, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm


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Left: Magnus Peterson Horner, Nature, Fall 2014 High School Apprentice. Right: Todd Stong, Night Flowers, Spring 2016 Post-Graduate Apprentice. Photo credits: Carlos Avendaño.

Surface Forms

February 10, 2017–Sunday, June 25, 2017

Opening Reception:
Friday, March 17, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
 
 

Public Program:

Thursday, February 16, 2017: Spring 2017 Public Apprentice Talks


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Upcoming Exhibitions and Events


Lenka Clayton. Photo credit: Lisa Marie Jakab.

Public Conversation: Lenka Clayton and Dan Byers

May 12, 2017–from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Opening Reception:
The Fabric Workshop and Museum
8th Floor
Doors open at 5:30 pm. Event begins at 6:00 pm.
 
RSVP suggested, walk-ins welcome
To make reservations, click here

For questions about the Public Conversation event, please contact The Fabric Workshop and Museum at reservations@fabricworkshopandmuseum.org or (215) 561-8888.


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Lenka Clayton Leads Artist Residency in Motherhood Workshop

May 13, 2017–from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Opening Reception:
The Fabric Workshop and Museum
6th Floor
 
RSVP required, $5.00 entry fee
To make reservations, click here
 
For questions about the Adult Program event, please contact The Fabric Workshop and Museum at reservations@fabricworkshopandmuseum.org or (215) 561-8888. 


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Family Program participants. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño.

Family Program: Sole, Stamp, and Stomp!

June 24, 2017–from 2:00 to 4:00 pm

Opening Reception:
The Fabric Workshop and Museum
6th Floor Studio

Free and open to all families
Recommended ages: 4–12 years
 
For questions about the Family Program event, please contact The Fabric Workshop and Museum at reservations@fabricworkshopandmuseum.org or (215) 561-8888.


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Past Exhibitions

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Workshop Residence, San Francisco at The New Temporary Contemporary, 1222 Arch Street
Allora & Calzadilla, The Great Silence, 2014. 3-channel HD video installation. 16:22 minutes. Courtesy of the artists. In collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño. Allora & Calzadilla: Intervals
An excerpt from Rowland Ricketts' lecture at FWM on October 17, 2014 Growing Blue: Traditional Japanese Indigo in the Work of Rowland Ricketts
Joy Feasley and Paul Swenbeck, in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia. A Hatchet to Kill Old Ugly (installation view, The New Temporary Contemporary, 1222 Arch), 2014. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño. Joy Feasley and Paul Swenbeck: A Hatchet to Kill Old Ugly
Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown with Queen Anne chair (left), 1979, and Empire chair (right), 1979. Denise Scott Brown wears the Grandmother dress she designed. Photo credit: Robert Adelman (from Life magazine). Learning from Bob and Denise, an evening of influences, reminisces, and a plea for pattern all over
Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown with Queen Anne chair (left), 1979, and Empire chair (right), 1979. Denise Scott Brown wears the Grandmother dress she designed. Photo credit: Robert Adelman (from Life magazine). Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown & Associates: Venturi, Scott Brown and Grandmother: Patterns for Production
Question Bridge: Black Males, Courtesy of Question Bridge. Question Bridge: Black Males
Kazumi Tanaka. Silk fabric made with Shibori-Zome technique (traditional Japanese resist and dye processes), 2014. Silk. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño. Kazumi Tanaka: Mother and Child Reunion
Abelardo Morell, Painting and Sculpture, Pennsylvania Academy of The Fine Arts, 2014. 40 x 45.4 inches. Pigment print on archival paper. Courtesy of Edwynn Houk Gallery/New York. Abelardo Morell: Pictures in Three Museums and Two Views of Philadelphia
David Graham, Best Company, Langhorne, PA, 1981. Chromogenic color prints. 26.75 x 32.75 inches. Edition 12 of 25. Façade Panels from Best Products Showroom by Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown, Langhorne, PA. Philadelphia Photographers: David Graham
Ray K. Metzker, Chicago, 1956. Silver gelatin print. 15 ¼ x 18 ¼ inches. Edition 1 of 3. Courtesy Laurence Miller Gallery, New York. Philadelphia Photographers: Ray K. Metzker
Will Brown, New Tin II, 1973/2014. Silver gelatin print. 4 7/8 x 7 1/4 inches. Edition 1 of 6. Courtesy of the artist, © 2014. Philadelphia Photographers: Will Brown
Sarah Sze in conversation with Hal Foster and Carlos Basualdo
Footage of Tristin Lowe's installation, Comet: Grace, (2012) -- currently featured at FWM. Tristin Lowe: Tristin Lowe – Comet: Grace, 2012, and Giandomenico Cassini (1625-1712): Lunacy #2, 2014
On this day, families with kids ages 4-10 came to the Fabric Workshop and Museum’s inaugural Family Day event. FWM’s Family Day engaged over 135 children and adults with a range of hands-on art processes and contemporary art experiences. Rock! Paper! Scissors!
Dr. John Tancock, Duchamp and China, Lecture on Febuary 7th 2014. Photo Carlos Avendaño Dr. John L. Tancock: Duchamp and China
Yinka Shonibare MBE at The Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM), Philadelphia, 2002 Yinka Shonibare MBE: Space Walk, 2002
Sarah Sze at The Fabric Workshop and Museum. 2013. Sarah Sze: Sarah Sze at The Fabric Workshop and Museum
Len Davidson, Neon Signage, window installation at The New Temporary Contemporary, 1222 Arch Street, Philadelphia, 2013.
Len Davidson: Neon Signage
Ann Hamilton, in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Untitled (detail), 1993. Horse hair, linen, and antique buttons. Diameter: 20 inches. Edition of 12 Selections of Artist Multiples from the Permanent Collection
Cynthia Hopkins, Convergence: Declarations of Independence Lecture Series, 2013. The Fabric Workshop and Museum  Convergence: Declarations of Independence Lecture Series

Mary Heilmann, in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM), Philadelphia, Serape 1, 1995 (detail). Made through FWM Artist-in-Residence Program.
Beyond the Selvage: A History of Screen-printing at The Fabric Workshop and Museum

The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia,in collaboration with Ruth Fine, FWM Quilt, 2013 (detail).
A Riot of Color: The Fabric Workshop and Museum in collaboration with Ruth Fine

Cynthia Hopkins, The Success of Failure (or, The Failure of Success).
Photo Credit: Paula Court.
Convergence: Declarations of Independence Lecture Series