Presentations + Workshop

POSTPONED—Storytellers of Art Histories with Alpesh K. Patel

October 18, 2022
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Visitors enjoy Episode 1: “Hey Young World.” Jayson Musson, in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia. “His History of Art,” 2022. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño.

Please Note: This event has been postponed. Ticketholders will be reimbursed and notified when the event is rescheduled.

In our future, the history of art could be taught as a story—or, rather, stories that embrace the possibility of multiple voices, many frameworks for seeing, and a philosophy of both/and instead of either/or. These are some of the ideas put forth in Storytellers of Art Histories, edited by Alpesh Kantilal Patel and Yasmeen Siddiqui.  Join us for a night of non-visual storytelling, where  PhD art history candidates from Temple University’s Tyler School of Art and Architecture introduce recorded excerpts from some of the anthology’s contributors narrating their stories in their own voices.

Following the presentations, share your own stories of art via a hands-on workshop to screen-print your own conversational tote bag, sparking the exchange of future stories of art!

Organized in conjunction with Jayson Musson: His History of Art.

Event Information

October 18, 2022
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

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

$10.00 Public | $8.00 Members | $5.00 Students with ID
Space is limited. Advance reservations encouraged


About the Participants

Alpesh Kantilal Patel is an associate professor of contemporary art and visual culture at Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University. His art historical scholarship, curating, and criticism reflect his queer, anti-racist, and transnational approach to contemporary art.  He is the author of Productive failure: writing queer transnational South Asian art histories (2017) and co-editor of Storytellers of Art Histories (2022). As well as publishing numerous book chapters and journal articles, he has contributed essays to many catalogs.  His curatorial practice most recently includes lecture series focusing on social justice and queer voices. As an art critic, he writes frequently for Artforum and other art presses. His research has been supported by grants and fellowships from the Fulbright Foundation, Arts Council England, NEH, Cranbrook Academy of Art, and New York University. He is currently working on his next monograph, Multiple and One: Global Queer Art Histories.


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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