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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Photo Credit: Nicole Donnelly, 2018 Adult Workshop: Paper Pulp Printing with Nicole Donnelly
Photo Credit: David Allison, 2002 Ursula von Rydingsvard: Speaking About Her Sculpture and Conversation with Mark Rosenthal
Image credit: Barbara Katus The Museum as a Political Space
Photo Credit: Gabor Szitanyi. Film still from Coming Up for Air, 2003-2005. Image courtesy of the artist. Carrie Mae Weems: Special Lecture by Carrie Mae Weems: Ways and Means
Yinka Shonibare rendering a design for the creation of Space Walk, 2002, during his FWM Artist-in-Residency. Photo credit: Aaron Igler. Film Series: Rare Footage
Artist box contents for Yinka Shonibare, Space Walk, 2002. Printed proofs, color swatches, vintage record albums and mylars. Collection of The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño. Behind-the-Scenes Lunch Series: Material Explorations
Project Technician Joy Ude (left) and Studio Assistant Avery Lawrence (right) screen printing Hidden, 1980 by Artist-in-Residence Will Stokes Jr. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño. Behind-the-Scenes Lunch Series: Material Explorations
[Clockwise from left to right: Artist Box contents for Louise Bourgeois, "She Lost It" (1992/93), Yinka Shonibare MBE, "Space Walk," (2002), Robert Kushner, Hawaiian Punch cape (1977) and Leonardo Drew, "Number 80" (2002). Photo by Carlos Avendaño.] Teen Program: Inside the Box
Betty Woodman Window, 1980, in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia. Pigment on cotton canvas and cotton sateen, cut and pieced together with three repeat patterns: Floating Pots, Platters, and Meandering Stream. Pillow Pitcher, 1979 Earthenware. Photo credit: Phillip Unetic Connections in Clay with Dominique Ellis
Susan L. Talbott leads a gallery walk-through of Lenka Clayton’s 2017 exhibition, Object Temporarily Removed at The Fabric Workshop and Museum. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño Gallery Walk-through with Curator Susan L. Talbott
Lenore Tawney, Cloud Garment, 1982. Silk satin and silk pongee, stuffed with goose down. 75 1⁄2 x 50 inches. Finished work (right) and Artist Box contents (left). Photo credit: Pamela VanderZwan  A Legacy Made Visible with Matilda McQuaid, Nancy Princenthal and Patterson Sims
Artist Box contents for Laura Owens, Untitled, 2003. Embroidery floss, embroidery samples, printed color swatches and printers proof. Collection of The Fabric Workshop and Museum. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño Behind-the-Scenes Lunch Series: Material Explorations
Family program participants enjoy making a print together. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño Picture us Together: Make a Family Portrait!
(L) Photo credit: Thibault Jeanson. (R) Artist Box contents for Ann Hamilton, habitus, 2016. Bell sally sample, fabric swatches, book and sample exhibition labels. Collection of The Fabric Workshop and Museum. Photo credit: Carlos Avendano. Unpacking History: Four Decades of Contemporary Art Making at FWM with Susan L. Talbott
Artists-in-Residence Stephen Petronio and Janine Antoni with FWM Director of Studio Operations Nami Yamamoto preparing the woven cloth used for the performance-based exhibition Ally, 2016. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño. Behind-the-Scenes Lunch Series: Material Explorations
Curators Mary Anne Friel (left), Assistant Professor at Rhode Island School of Design and former FWM Project Coordinator/Master Printer; Ruth Fine (center), Curator of Special Projects in Modern Art, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; and Virgil Marti (right), Artist, prepare the layout for Close at Hand: Philadelphia Artists from the Permanent Collection, 2011. The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño. What it Takes to Collaborate with Mary Anne Friel and Virgil Marti
Artist Box contents for Do Ho Suh, Paratrooper II, 2005. Monofilament, resin, nylon, poly organza, stainless steel armature. Collection of The Fabric Workshop and Museum. Photo: Carlos Avendaño. Process and Practice: 40 Years of Experimentation
Image credit: Libby Saylor (L); Richard Rizzo (R) Coming at Kahn 20 Years Apart with David Brownlee and Wendy Lesser
Image courtesy of Nathaniel Kahn Louis I. Kahn: My Teacher, My Friend, My Father, My Architect
Image credit: Jeremy Drey Architectural Photography Workshop with Lonnie Graham
Image credit: Barrett Doherty Uncrating Kahn with William Whitaker
Image by Anne Todd, courtesy of the Wharton Esherick Museum Making Connections with Louis I. Kahn: Private Tour of the Wharton Esherick Museum and 1956 Kahn-designed Workshop
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
Carlos Avendaño DesignPhiladelphia: Center City Design Crawl