Museum Collection

As a contemporary art museum that also facilitates experimental, collaborative artist residencies as a core tenet of its mission, The Fabric Workshop and Museum encourages and supports new directions in each artist’s practice, providing an opportunity for residents to open up an aspect of their work with the highly skilled FWM Studio staff.

Numbering over 5,000 objects, the Museum Collection contains the results of many of these ambitious projects and by extension, traces many major movements in contemporary art. Included are significant works by artists such as Louise Bourgeois, Reverend Howard Finster, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Ann Hamilton, Anish Kapoor, Robert Kushner, Glenn Ligon, Robert Morris, Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown, Nari Ward, and Carrie Mae Weems. Ranging from large-scale installations and sculptures, to drawings and paintings, to hand screenprinted fabric garments and textiles, the Museum Collection is as varied as the field itself.