Since its inception in the late 1970s, The Fabric Workshop and Museum set out to be a space for artists to collaborate with in-house artists and experiment with new materials and methodologies. FWM Artists-in-Residence are encouraged to push beyond their comfort zones and treat their time with the Studio as a creative laboratory of limitless possibilities. To date, FWM has worked with over 385 artists on projects that range from screenprinting to performance, from weaving to installation. Oftentimes, these artists leave FWM having created artwork using an entirely different method, forever impacting their approach to art.
Still, the name of The Fabric Workshop and Museum remains misleading to some. To better understand its origins, FWM has organized three exhibitions with each centered around a singular element in its name. Drawing from FWM’s extensive collection, these exhibitions welcome visitors to discover the many facets of fabric, workshop, and museum. Museum As… is the third and final exhibition in this series.