Current Exhibitions

Allora & Calzadilla, The Great Silence, 2014. 3-channel HD video installation. 16:22 minutes. Courtesy of the artists. In collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño.

Allora & Calzadilla: Intervals

December 12, 2014–April 5, 2015

Opening Reception:
Public Opening Reception: Friday, December 12, 2014, 5:00-9:00 pm
5:00–7:30 pm | Reception at FWM
5:30 and 6:30 pm: Performances of Lifespan, a new vocal work
6:30–9:00 pm | Reception at Perelman Building, PMA
8:00 pm: Performance of In the Midst of Things, a new choral work
 
Reservations are recommended for this public event. RSVP by Thursday, December 4 to openings@philamuseum.org, call (215) 235-7469, or register on-line through Eventbrite®.
 
A shuttle will be provided between FWM and the Perelman Building on a loop
from 6:30 to 9:30 pm.
 
Artist Talk:
Saturday, December 13, 2014, 3:00 pm at FWM
 


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Joy Feasley and Paul Swenbeck, in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia. A Hatchet to Kill Old Ugly (installation view, The New Temporary Contemporary, 1222 Arch), 2014. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño.

Joy Feasley and Paul Swenbeck: A Hatchet to Kill Old Ugly

October 2, 2014–Winter 2015

Opening Reception:
Public Opening Reception: Thursday, October 2, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm
The New Temporary Contemporary, 1222 Arch Street
 
 
 
Philadelphia New Art Writing Challenge: Spring 2015
Free Art Writing Workshop: Saturday, March 28 from 2:00 to 3:30 pm
The Artblog and The St.Claire are teaming up to find the best new approaches in art writing. The goal of this competition is to get more people writing about art and foster a culture of art writing that incorporates a wide spectrum of methods, styles and ideas. The best writing will not only address the art in question, but also progress the conversation into unexpected and unclaimed territories. This contest is in conjunction with Philadelphia's first ever New Art Writing Symposium -- a collaboration between the Artblog and The St.Claire to bring together over a month of activities designed to examine, expand and celebrate the state of art writing in Philadelphia.
 
Join Artblog founder, editor, and writer Roberta Fallon at The Fabric Workshop and Museum, 1214 Arch on Saturday, March 28 from 2:00 to 3:30 pm for a free art writing workshop. Fallon will discuss her approach to looking, talking and writing about art and lead participants through observational writing exercises. This workshop will focus on Joy Feasley and Paul Swenbeck’s exhibition, A Hatchet to Kill Old Ugly on view at The New Temporary Contemporary, 1222 Arch. Please click here for the calendar of events.
 
Past Performances
Shaker Inspired Craft Workshop Series, March 2015
at 1222 Arch Street
Free and Open to the Public

In conjunction with collaborative exhibition A Hatchet to Kill Old Ugly by Philadelphia artists Joy Feasley and Paul Swenbeck three craft events will take place within their exhibition space and guided by Joy Feasley, Kelly Cobb, and Suzanne Maruska. 
 

Create the Spring Equinox with Crafty Bouquets! 
This event is part of the Shaker Inspired Craft Workshop Series at 1222 Arch Street.
Saturday, March 7 drop in sessions between 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Sunday, March 8 drop in sessions between 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Betwixt and Between! Make Your Own Loom
This event is part of the Shaker Inspired Craft Workshop Series at 1222 Arch Street.
Saturday, March 14 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Fabulous Felt! Make a Needle-Felted Mushroom
This event is part of the Shaker Inspired Craft Workshop Series at 1222 Arch Street.
FWM is pleased to announce that this craft event has been rescheduled for:
Saturday, March 21 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
 
 

Shake out all the starch and stiffening: a performance of Shaker songs
by interdisciplinary artist Martha McDonald

Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7, 2014
Saturday, December 13 and Sunday, December 14, 2014
 
These 15 minute performances are at 12:30, 1:30, and 2:30 pm
Space is limited; please arrive early for this free event to reserve your spot.


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Past Exhibitions

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Workshop Residence, San Francisco at The New Temporary Contemporary, 1222 Arch Street
An excerpt from Rowland Ricketts' lecture at FWM on October 17, 2014 Growing Blue: Traditional Japanese Indigo in the Work of Rowland Ricketts
Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown with Queen Anne chair (left), 1979, and Empire chair (right), 1979. Denise Scott Brown wears the Grandmother dress she designed. Photo credit: Robert Adelman (from Life magazine). Learning from Bob and Denise, an evening of influences, reminisces, and a plea for pattern all over
Question Bridge: Black Males, Courtesy of Question Bridge. Question Bridge: Black Males
Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown with Queen Anne chair (left), 1979, and Empire chair (right), 1979. Denise Scott Brown wears the Grandmother dress she designed. Photo credit: Robert Adelman (from Life magazine). Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown & Associates: Venturi, Scott Brown and Grandmother: Patterns for Production
Kazumi Tanaka. Silk fabric made with Shibori-Zome technique (traditional Japanese resist and dye processes), 2014. Silk. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño. Kazumi Tanaka: Mother and Child Reunion
Will Brown, New Tin II, 1973/2014. Silver gelatin print. 4 7/8 x 7 1/4 inches. Edition 1 of 6. Courtesy of the artist, © 2014. Philadelphia Photographers: Will Brown
Ray K. Metzker, Chicago, 1956. Silver gelatin print. 15 ¼ x 18 ¼ inches. Edition 1 of 3. Courtesy Laurence Miller Gallery, New York. Philadelphia Photographers: Ray K. Metzker
Abelardo Morell, Painting and Sculpture, Pennsylvania Academy of The Fine Arts, 2014. 40 x 45.4 inches. Pigment print on archival paper. Courtesy of Edwynn Houk Gallery/New York. Abelardo Morell: Pictures in Three Museums and Two Views of Philadelphia
David Graham, Best Company, Langhorne, PA, 1981. Chromogenic color prints. 26.75 x 32.75 inches. Edition 12 of 25. Façade Panels from Best Products Showroom by Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown, Langhorne, PA. Philadelphia Photographers: David Graham
Sarah Sze in conversation with Hal Foster and Carlos Basualdo
Footage of Tristin Lowe's installation, Comet: Grace, (2012) -- currently featured at FWM. Tristin Lowe: Tristin Lowe – Comet: Grace, 2012, and Giandomenico Cassini (1625-1712): Lunacy #2, 2014
On this day, families with kids ages 4-10 came to the Fabric Workshop and Museum’s inaugural Family Day event. FWM’s Family Day engaged over 135 children and adults with a range of hands-on art processes and contemporary art experiences. Rock! Paper! Scissors!
Dr. John Tancock, Duchamp and China, Lecture on Febuary 7th 2014. Photo Carlos Avendaño Dr. John L. Tancock: Duchamp and China
Yinka Shonibare MBE at The Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM), Philadelphia, 2002 Yinka Shonibare MBE: Space Walk, 2002
Sarah Sze at The Fabric Workshop and Museum. 2013. Sarah Sze: Sarah Sze at The Fabric Workshop and Museum
Len Davidson, Neon Signage, window installation at The New Temporary Contemporary, 1222 Arch Street, Philadelphia, 2013.
Len Davidson: Neon Signage
Ann Hamilton, in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Untitled (detail), 1993. Horse hair, linen, and antique buttons. Diameter: 20 inches. Edition of 12 Selections of Artist Multiples from the Permanent Collection
Cynthia Hopkins, Convergence: Declarations of Independence Lecture Series, 2013. The Fabric Workshop and Museum  Convergence: Declarations of Independence Lecture Series

The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia,in collaboration with Ruth Fine, FWM Quilt, 2013 (detail).
A Riot of Color: The Fabric Workshop and Museum in collaboration with Ruth Fine

Mary Heilmann, in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM), Philadelphia, Serape 1, 1995 (detail). Made through FWM Artist-in-Residence Program.
Beyond the Selvage: A History of Screen-printing at The Fabric Workshop and Museum

Cynthia Hopkins, The Success of Failure (or, The Failure of Success).
Photo Credit: Paula Court.
Convergence: Declarations of Independence Lecture Series
Kiki Smith, in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, Owl and Pussycat, 2002. Pigment on cotton sateen, Liberty print fabrics 24 x 12 x 2 inches. Unlimited edition. Multiplied: Editioned Works from The Fabric Workshop and Museum
Mario Ybarra, Jr. working at The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia. 2013. Mario Ybarra, Jr.: Books Of Drawings, Beyond Our Dreams, Blame Our Dads, Brains On Drugs, Better Off Dead