Lecture + Workshop

Herstory of Art with Stephanie Santana

September 24, 2022
2:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Faith Ringgold in collaboration with FWM, “Tar Beach 2,” 1991; Betty Woodman in collaboration with FWM, “Presenting Food,” 1985; Shahzia Sikander, in collaboration with FWM, “The Illustrated Page Series #3,” 2005–2006.

What does it mean to have an inclusive art history canon? Following a curated presentation of images and objects from our FWM collection prepared by artist Stephanie Santana of Black Women of Print, create your own work of art in fabric, paper, collage or paint. Together, we’ll develop a collective tableau with inspiration from the work of celebrated women artists such as Faith Ringgold, Betty Woodman, Lorna Simpson and Shahzia Sikander, whose artist boxes we’ll explore. All ages, no prior experience required!

Organized in conjunction with Jayson Musson: His History of Art and Narrative Terrain: Landscape as Storytelling.

Event Information

September 24, 2022
2:30 pm to 4:30 pm

The Fabric Workshop and Museum
1214 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

$20.00 Public | $15.00 Members | $10 Students | $5.00 Kids 4–12
Space is limited. Advance reservations encouraged


About the Participants

Stephanie Santana (b. 1984, Los Angeles, CA) is a textile artist and fine art printmaker based in Brooklyn, NY. Her exhibition record includes Claire Oliver Gallery, New York, NY (2022), Richard F. Brush Gallery, Canton, NY (2022) and Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Boston, MA (2021), and her work is held in both private and public collections, such as The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Getty Research Institute and Smith College Museum of Art. Her illustrations are featured in the film An Oversimplification of Her Beauty (The Criterion Collection, Official Selection of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival).

Santana is a Founding Member of Black Women of Print, and has been a Studio Member of Textile Arts Center since 2019. She is also a member of The Santana Project, an intergenerational, interdisciplinary art collective.



Major support for Jayson Musson: His History of Art has been provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, with additional support from The National Endowment for the Arts, The Wyncote Foundation, and All Ages Productions.

Major support of FWM is provided by the Marion Boulton “Kippy” Stroud Foundation. FWM receives state art funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Additional support is provided by Agnes Gund and the Board of Directors and Members of The Fabric Workshop and Museum.

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