Current Exhibitions

Jacolby Satterwhite, Room for Demoiselle Two, 2019. Image courtesy of the artist and Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York.

Jacolby Satterwhite: Room for Living

September 13, 2019–January 19, 2020

Opening Reception:
Friday, September 13, 2019, 6:00 – 8:00 pm 
 
Public Programs: 
Friday, October 4, 2019, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Saturday, October 5, 2019, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Co-Sponsored by The Department of Fine Arts, University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design, and The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation
University of Pennsylvania, B1, Meyerson Hall, 210 S 34th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
 
Friday, October 25, 2019, 4:00 – 6:30 pm
 
 
Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
BalletX, 1923 Washington Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19146
 
Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
 
Thursday, November 14, 2019, 7:00 – 8:00 pm
The African American Museum in Philadelphia, 701 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
 
Saturday, December 14, 2019, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
 
Reception: Friday, January 10, 2020, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Public Program: Saturday, January 11, 2020, 12:00 – 5:00 pm
 
Thursday, January 16, 2020, 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, John and Richanda Rhoden Arts Center
118-128 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102


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Upcoming Exhibitions and Events

Artist-in-Residence Jacolby Satterwhite and Project Coordinator Avery Lawrence (right) in the FWM studios. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño.

Jacolby Satterwhite Public Lecture

October 23, 2019–from 6:30 to 7:30 pm

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
6:30 – 7:30 pm
University of Pennsylvania
B1, Meyerson Hall, 210 S 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
 
$10 (FWM members and students free)
 
Co-Sponsored by The Department of Fine Arts, University of Pennsylvania
Stuart Weitzman School of Design, and The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation
 
For questions about this program, please contact
The Fabric Workshop and Museum at
info@fabricworkshopandmuseum.org or (215) 561-8888.


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From ‘What Lies Beneath,’ 2018 Teen Program. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño.

Teen Program: A Room for Creating

October 25, 2019–from 4:00 to 6:30 pm

Opening Reception:
Friday, October 25, 2019
4:00 – 6:30 pm
The Fabric Workshop and Museum
1214 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
 
Free (registration required)
 
For questions about this program, please contact
The Fabric Workshop and Museum at
info@fabricworkshopandmuseum.org or (215) 561-8888.


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Photo credit: Alvernian Davis

Kiki Kinship: Ball Culture Film and Discussion Series

October 28, 2019–from 7:00 to 9:00 pm

Opening Reception:
Monday, October 28, 2019
7:00 – 9:00 pm 
LGBT Center
3907 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 
 
For questions about this program, please contact
The Fabric Workshop and Museum at
info@fabricworkshopandmuseum.org or (215) 561-8888.


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James Luna, in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum, “Indian Lounge Suit”, 1997.

Echoes and Reverberations

November 1, 2019–March 15, 2020

Opening Reception:
Friday, November 1, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
 
 
 


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FWM Curator Karen Patterson. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño.

Gallery Tour with FWM Curator Karen Patterson and Room for Living Print Hour

November 1, 2019–from 6:30 to 8:00 pm

Opening Reception:
Friday, November 1, 2019
6:30 – 8:00 pm
The Fabric Workshop and Museum
1214 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
 
Free (registration encouraged)
 
For questions about this program, please contact
The Fabric Workshop and Museum at
info@fabricworkshopandmuseum.org or (215) 561-8888.
 


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Stanley Glover with BalletX.

Come as You Are: Sublime Movement Workshop with BalletX Instructor Stanley Glover

November 6, 2019–from 7:00 to 8:30 pm

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
7:00 – 8:30 pm
BalletX
1913 Washington Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19146
 
$10 workshop fee (FWM members and students free)
 
For questions about this program, please contact
The Fabric Workshop and Museum at
info@fabricworkshopandmuseum.org or (215) 561-8888.



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Padmini Govind of Tharangini Studios. Image courtesy of Holi & Love. Photo credit: Julie Wouters.

Lecture and Trunk Show with Padmini Govind of Tharangini Studios

November 8, 2019–from 6:30 to 8:00 pm

Opening Reception:
Friday, November 8, 2019
6:30 – 8:00 pm
The Fabric Workshop and Museum
1214 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
 
Free (registration required)
 
or questions about this program, please contact
The Fabric Workshop and Museum at
info@fabricworkshopandmuseum.org or (215) 561-8888.
 


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Printing an Endless Sky: Traditional Indian Block Printing with Padmini Govind

November 9, 2019–from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Opening Reception:
Saturday, November 9, 2019
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Fabric Workshop and Museum
1214 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
 
$90 workshop fee 
$72 for FWM members (20% discount)
 
For questions about this program, please contact
The Fabric Workshop and Museum at
info@fabricworkshopandmuseum.org or (215) 561-8888.


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Jacolby Satterwhite, in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia. Throne, 2019. LED, plexiglass, silicone, velvet chairs, and plastic plants. Dimensions variable. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño.

Hello Goodbye: Gallery Walkthrough with Executive Director Susan L. Talbott and FWM Curator Karen Patterson

November 13, 2019–from 6:00 to 7:00 pm

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
6:00 – 7:00 pm 
The Fabric Workshop and Museum
1214 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 

Free (registration encouraged)
 
For questions about this program, please contact
The Fabric Workshop and Museum at
info@fabricworkshopandmuseum.org or (215) 561-8888.


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On Jacolby Satterwhite and Queer Utopics: Lecture with Dr. Christina Knight

November 14, 2019–from 7:00 to 8:00 pm

Opening Reception:
Thursday, November 14, 2019
7:00 – 8:00 pm
The African American Museum in Philadelphia
701 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
 
Free (registration encouraged)
 
For questions about this program, please contact
The Fabric Workshop and Museum at
info@fabricworkshopandmuseum.org or (215) 561-8888.



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High School Apprentice screenprints by Lexy O'Malley and Lewis Shaw, 2019. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño.

Drawing New Places: Graphic Novel Writing Workshop

December 14, 2019–from 1:00 to 4:00 pm

Opening Reception:
Saturday, December 14, 2019
1:00 – 4:00 pm 
The Fabric Workshop and Museum
1214 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 

Free (registration encouraged)
 
For questions about this program, please contact
The Fabric Workshop and Museum at
info@fabricworkshopandmuseum.org or (215) 561-8888.


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© 2019 Jacolby Satterwhite. Courtesy Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York,Reifying Desire 6: Island of Treasure, video still, 2013.

Endgame: Black Artists on an Urgent Black Future

January 11, 2020–from 12:00 to 5:00 pm

Opening Reception:
Reception: Friday, January 10, 2020
6:00 – 8:00 pm 
Free
 
Public Program: Saturday, January 11, 2020
12:00 – 5:00 pm 
$10 (FWM members and students free)
 
Both events located at The Fabric Workshop and Museum
1214 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 
 
For questions about this program, please contact
The Fabric Workshop and Museum at
info@fabricworkshopandmuseum.org or (215) 561-8888.


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Jacolby Satterwhite, in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia. Room for Doubt, 2019. 5-channel HD color video, insulation foam, expanding glue, resin, fairing filler, plywood, faux-leather vinyl, double-faced chiffon, polyester rope, thread, automotive paint, and inkjet print on synthetic cotton. 93 x 96 x 96 inches.

Making Space: Conversation with Jacolby Satterwhite, Jack McGrath, and Stuart Comer, Moderated by FWM Curator Karen Patterson

January 16, 2020–from 7:00 to 8:00 pm

Opening Reception:
Thursday, January 16, 2020
7:00 – 8:00 pm 
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
John and Richanda Rhoden Arts Center
118-128 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
$10 (FWM members and students free)
 
For questions about this program, please contact
The Fabric Workshop and Museum at
info@fabricworkshopandmuseum.org or (215) 561-8888.


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Marie Watt, in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia. Engine (interior view), 2009. Image courtesy of Marie Watt Studio.

Echoes and Reverberations: Exhibition Tour + Screenprinting Workshop

January 25, 2020–from 1:00 to 3:00 pm

Opening Reception:
Saturday, January 25, 2020
1:00 – 3:00 pm 
The Fabric Workshop and Museum
1214 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 


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Past Exhibitions

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An excerpt from Rowland Ricketts' lecture at FWM on October 17, 2014 Growing Blue: Traditional Japanese Indigo in the Work of Rowland Ricketts
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
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
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
Question Bridge: Black Males, Courtesy of Question Bridge. Question Bridge: Black Males
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
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
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
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

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

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

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