Current Exhibitions

Ursula von Rydingsvard, Ocean Floor (detail), 1996. Cedar, graphite, cow intestines. 3 x 13 x 11 feet. Courtesy Ursula von Rydingsvard and Galerie Lelong & Co., 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
 
Public Programs:
Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 2:00 to 4:30 PM
 
Friday, June 29, 2018 from 3:30 to 5:30 PM
 
Saturday, July 21, 2018 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM
 
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM
 
Past Programs:
 
Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM


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Upcoming Exhibitions and Events

Photo Credit: Courtesy Ursula von Rydingsvard Studio, 2016

"Ursula von Rydingsvard: Into Her Own” Preview Screening of a Film by Daniel Traub and Ken Kobland

June 2, 2018–2:00 to 4:30 pm

Opening Reception:
Saturday, June 2, 2018, 2:00-4:30 pm
Perelman Auditorium, 2525 Pennsylvania Avenue, Philadelphia, PA  19130
 
RSVP 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: Carlos Avendaño, 2018

Teen Program: Feeling Free!

June 29, 2018–3:30 to 5:30 pm

Opening Reception:
Friday, June, 29, 2018, 3:30 to 5:30 om
Fabric Workshop and Museum
1214 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
 
Free and open to all teens
RSVP suggested, walk-ins welcome
Recommended ages: 13–19 years
 
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: Film Still of Marianne Faithfull in The Girl on a Motorcycle, 1968 (detail)

Adult Program: Naked Under Leather Film Series

July 11, 2018–August 1, 2018

Opening Reception:
Lightbox Film Center
3701 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
 
RSVP required; $10 admission
Tickets available now—click on film title below.
 
For questions about this program, please contact The Fabric Workshop and Museum at reservations@fabricworkshopandmuseum.org or (215) 561-8888.
 
Schedule:
Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 7:00 to 9:00 pm
The Wild One (Laslo Benedek, 1953, 79 min)
 
Wednesday July 18 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Girl on a Motorcycle (Jack Cardiff, 1968, 91 min.)
 
Wednesday July 25 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Scorpio Rising (Kenneth Anger, 1963, 28 min.)
Black Jackets and Choppers (John Carney, 1979, 25 min.)
Pedagogue (Stuart Marshall/Neil Bartlett, 1988, 10 min)
The Troublemakers (G.B. Jones, 1990, 20 min.)
 
Wednesday August 1 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Cry Baby (John Waters, 1990, 85 min)


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Photo Credit: Carlos Avendaño, 2017

Family Program: Feeling Fun!

July 21, 2018–1:00 to 3:00 pm

Opening Reception:
Saturday, July 21, 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Fabric Workshop and Museum
1214 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
 
Free and open to all families
RSVP suggested, walk-ins welcome
Recommended ages: 4-12 years
 
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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Suzanne Bocanegra in her Chinatown studio, New York City. Photo: Vincent Tullo for The New York Times, 2017.

Suzanne Bocanegra: Poorly Watched Girls

October 5, 2018–February 17, 2019

Opening Reception:
Friday, October 5, 2018, 6:00 - 8:00 pm


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Past Exhibitions

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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

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

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

Cynthia Hopkins, The Success of Failure (or, The Failure of Success).
Photo Credit: Paula Court.
Convergence: Declarations of Independence Lecture Series
Kiki Smith, in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, Owl and Pussycat, 2002. Pigment on cotton sateen, Liberty print fabrics 24 x 12 x 2 inches. Unlimited edition. Multiplied: Editioned Works from The Fabric Workshop and Museum
Mario Ybarra, Jr. working at The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia. 2013. Mario Ybarra, Jr.: Books Of Drawings, Beyond Our Dreams, Blame Our Dads, Brains On Drugs, Better Off Dead
Jean Shin, in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM), Philadelphia, TEXTile, 2006. Computer keycaps, fabric, and projection. 36 x 46 x 276 inches.  Photo Credit: Carlos Avendaño Selections from the Permanent Collection
Opening remarks by guest curator John G. Hanhardt, April 5th, 2013.
Changing Scenes: Points of View in Contemporary Media Art. Changing Scenes: Points of View in Contemporary Media Art
Sō Percussion performing Clapping Music by Steve Reich (In Memoriam of Clinton Darlington Swingle, 1928-2013) at The Fabric Workshop & Museum, February 2, 2013. Sō Percussion
Tacita Dean giving an artist talk at The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia. February 2, 2013. Tacita Dean: Merce Cunningham performs STILLNESS…(six performances, six films), 2008
Theaster Gates making pottery for Soul Manufacturing Corporation: To Make the Thing that Makes the Things at The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia. 2013. Photo Credit: Carlos Avendaño. Theaster Gates: Soul Manufacturing Corporation— To Make the Thing that Makes the Things
Daniel Arsham, in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia. Reach Ruin (installation view), 2012. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño. Daniel Arsham: Reach Ruin
Daniel Arsham X Jonah Bokaer: Study for Occupant, 2012.  Performed at The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia.  December 12, 2012. Daniel Arsham X Jonah Bokaer: Study for Occupant

Youth participants engaged at The Fabric Workshop and Museum’s (FWM) hands-on educational Family Workshop event held in the Museum’s print studio.
Share Your Story! Family Fun Workshop
"Lunar Rabbit, 2011" exhibition at Luceplan. Images courtesy of More Art, New York Joan Jonas: Lunar Rabbit
Left: Mark Rosenthal, July 2012. Photo credit: Eric Roman.Right: Louise Bourgeois in her installation at The Fabric Workshop and Museum, December 1992. Photo credit: Kelly & Massa Photography. An Odyssey: A Narrative of The Fabric Workshop and Museum

 Michel Garcia and Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada in Lauris, Provence, France. Video still from Natural Dye Workshop with Michel Garcia, Colors of Provence Using Sustainable Methods, 2011 
Natural Dye Workshops offered by Slow Fiber Studios with artist, author, curator, textile researcher Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada and botanist, chemist, dyer, and naturalist Michel Garcia