Making Art with Accumulated Materials

May 27, 2023
2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Woven structure sample prepared by Katie Parry, Museum Tour Manager. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño.

Trash or treasure? During his visits to Philadelphia, Henry Taylor found inspiration at a construction and demolition waste management site and was able to source many materials through a partnership with RAIR (Recycled Artist in Residency). Following Henry’s example, join us to glean materials and inspiration from FWM’s own recycled materials archive to create assemblages and found object sculptures. Learn more about RAIR at

Organized in conjunction with Henry Taylor: Nothing Change, Nothing Strange.


Major support for Henry Taylor: Nothing Change, Nothing Strange has been generously provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional support from Katie Adams Schaeffer and Tony Schaeffer, Hauser & Wirth and Anonymous donors.

In-kind support has been provided by RAIR (Recycled Artists in Residency) and Hauser & Wirth.

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.