Current Exhibitions

National Assembly Building in Dhaka, Bangla-desh, Louis Kahn, 1962–83 © Raymond Meier. Courtesy of the Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein.

Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture

August 11, 2017–November 5, 2017

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 6:00–8:00 pm 
 

Public Programs:

September 14, 2017, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
 
September 16, 2017, two tours from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm and 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm
 
October 6, 2017, from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
 
October 7, 2017, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
 
October 9, 2017, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
 
 
October 14, 2017, two tours from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm and 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
 
October 25, 2017, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
 
October 28, 2017 and November 4, 2017, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
 
 


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Upcoming Exhibitions and Events

Image credit: Carlos Avendaño

Teen Event: Dream House!

October 6, 2017–4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Opening Reception:
The Fabric Workshop and Museum
6th Floor Studio
 
Free and open to all teens
RSVP suggested, walk-ins-welcome
Recommended ages: 13-19 years old
 
Click here to register for this event.
 
For questions about this teen program, please contact The Fabric Workshop and Museum at reservations@fabricworkshopandmuseum.org or (215) 561-8888.


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Carlos Avendaño

Family Program: Kahn-Struct

October 7, 2017–1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Opening Reception:
The Fabric Workshop and Museum
6th Floor Studio
 
Free and open to all families
RSVP suggested, walk-ins welcome
Recommended ages: 4-12 years
 
Click here to RSVP.
 
For questions about this family program, please contact The Fabric Workshop and Museum at reservations@fabricworkshopandmuseum.org or (215) 561-8888.


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Carlos Avendaño

DesignPhiladelphia: Center City Open House Crawl

October 9, 2017–4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Opening Reception:
Free and open to the public
No pre-registration required
 
For questions about this program, please contact The Fabric Workshop and Museum at reservations@fabricworkshopandmuseum.org or (215) 561-8888.


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Photo credit: Naqib Houssain, National Assembly Building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Louis Kahn, 1962-83

Healthy Happy Hour and Fitness Tour of Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture

October 12, 2017–4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Opening Reception:
Free and open to the public
RSVP suggested
Tour times TBD
 
Registration open soon.
 
For questions about this program, please contact The Fabric Workshop and Museum at reservations@fabricworkshopandmuseum.org or (215) 561-8888.


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Image by Anne Todd, courtesy of the Wharton Esherick Museum

Making Connections with Louis I. Kahn: Private Tour of the Wharton Esherick Museum and 1956 Kahn-designed Workshop

October 14, 2017–two tours at 12:00 - 2:00 pm and 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Opening Reception:
Wharton Esherick Museum
1520 Horseshoe Trail,
Malvern, PA 19355
 
Tickets: $20
Pre-registration required, space is limited
Transportation to the Wharton Esherick Museum is not included.
For driving directions, click here.
 
Click here to register for this event.
 
For questions about this program, please contact The Wharton Esherick Museum at info@whartonesherickmuseum.org or (610) 644-5822
 


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Image credit: Barrett Doherty

Uncrating Kahn with William Whitaker

October 25, 2017–6:30 pm

Opening Reception:
The University of Pennslyvania
Meyerson Hall
210 South 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
 
Free and open to the public
RSVP suggested, walk-ins-welcome
 
Click here to register for this event.
 
For questions about ths program, please contact, news@design.upenn.edu.


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Image credit: Jeremy Drey

Architectural Photography Workshop with Lonnie Graham

October 28, 2017–10:00 am to 1:00 pm, rain or shine

Opening Reception:
Workshop will begin at Rodin Museum
2151 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130

Saturday, October 28 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, rain or shine 
and
Saturday, November 4 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, rain or shine
 
RSVP required, $20 entry fee; high school and college students free
Class size limited to 20 participants
All levels of experience welcome
Participants encouraged to bring their own camera and tripod
 
Click here to register for the Workshop on Saturday, October 28.
Click here to register for the Workshop on Saturday, November 4. 
 
For questions about this program, please contact The Fabric Workshop and Museum at reservations@fabricworkshopandmuseum.org or (215) 561-8888.


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Image courtesy of Nathaniel Kahn

Louis I. Kahn: My Teacher, My Friend, My Father, My Architect

October 28, 2017–10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Opening Reception:
University of Pennsylvania School of Design
Meyerson Hall, Lower Gallery and B1 Auditorium
210 South 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
 
Tickets: $25; $10 for film screening only
Free for University of Pennsylvania students with valid I.D., space is limited
Pre-registration required
 
Click here to purchase tickets.
 
Event Schedule:

10:30 am – 11:15 am Panel featuring Kahn’s children, Nathanial Kahn, Alexandra Tyng and Sue Ann Kahn moderated by FWM Executive Director Susan L. Talbott

11:15 am – 12:30 pm Panel with architects Henry Wilcots, Roy Vollmer, Reyhan Larimer and Luis Vincent Rivera moderated by William Whitaker, Curator of the Architectural Archives at PennDesign 

12:30 – 2:00 pm Lunch on your own

2:00 – 4:30 pm Screening of “My Architect” followed by Q&A with the filmmaker, Nathaniel Kahn



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Image credit: Libby Saylor (L); Richard Rizzo (R)

Coming at Kahn 20 Years Apart with David Brownlee and Wendy Lesser

November 2, 2017–6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Opening Reception:
Lecture and Reception:
Center for Architecture and Design
1218 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
 
Free and open to the public
RSVP suggested, walk-ins welcome
 
Event schedule:
Doors open: 5:30 pm
Conversation begins: 6:00 pm
Book signing: 7:30 - 8:00 pm
 
Click here to register for this event.
 
For questions about this program, please contact The Fabric Workshop and Museum at reservations@fabricworkshopandmuseum.org or (215) 561-8888.


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(L) Do-Ho Suh, Artist Box contents: prototypes and fabric samples for Paratrooper II installation, 2015. Monofilament, resin, nylon, poly organza, stainless steel armature. Photo by Carlos Avendaño, 2017. (R) Do-Ho Suh in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia. Paratrooper II, 2005. Monofilament, resin, nylon, poly organza, stainless steel armature. Installation at the Morris Gallery of Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia.192 x 180 inches (487.7 x 457.2 cm). Photo by Aaron Igler.

Process and Practice: 40 Years of Experimentation

December 15, 2017–March 25, 2018

Opening Reception:
Friday, December 15, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00 pm


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Ursula von Rydingsvard, Krypta I, 2014. Cedar, graphite.125 x 77 x 56 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Lelong, New York.

Ursula von Rydingsvard: The Contour of Feeling

April 27, 2018–August 26, 2018

Opening Reception:
April 27, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00 pm


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