Current Exhibitions

Suzanne Bocanegra, Lemonade, Roses, Satchel (video still), 2017. 3:38 mins. Music by Shara Nova. Courtesy of the artist.

Suzanne Bocanegra: Poorly Watched Girls

October 5, 2018–February 17, 2019

Opening Reception:
Friday, October 5, 2018, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
 

Upcoming Public Programs:
A Conversation with Suzanne Bocanegra and Hal Foster
November 28, 2018, 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Teen Happening: What Lies Beneath?
Friday, November 30, 2018, 3:30 – 5:30 PM

Poet Talk-Back and Literary Open Mic
In partnership with Interfaith Philadelphia
Monday, December 10, 2018, 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Gallery Walk-through with Executive Director Susan L. Talbott
Thursday, December 13, 2018, 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Family Program: Watchful Eyes!
Saturday, January 19, 2019, 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Farmhouse/Whorehouse: An Artist Lecture by Suzanne Bocanegra Starring Lili Taylor
Friday, February 8, 2019, doors open at 6:30 PM
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, John and Richanda Rhoden Arts Center, 118-128 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Film Screening: Night with Nuns at Lightbox Film Center
Friday, February 15, 2018, doors open at 6:00 PM 3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Past Public Programs:
Adult Workshop: JUMPSUIT with Abigail Glaum-Lathbury and Maura Brewer
Saturday, October 13, 2018, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Gallery Walk-through and Behind the Scenes Tour
Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 2:30 – 3:30 PM

Adult Workshop: Traditional Indian Block Printing with Padmini Govind
Saturday, November 10, 2018, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

All programs at The Fabric Workshop and Museum, 1214 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107, unless otherwise noted.



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Upcoming Exhibitions and Events

Photo credit: Vincent Tullo for The New York Times, 2017.

Gallery Walk-through with Executive Director Susan L. Talbott

December 13, 2018–from 6:00 to 7:00 pm

Opening Reception:

Thursday, December 13, 2018—6:00 to 7:00 pm
The Fabric Workshop and Museum
1214 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 

Free and open to the public
RVSP suggested; walk-ins welcome 

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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Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño, 2017.

Family Program: Watchful Eyes!

January 19, 2019–from 1:00 to 3:00 pm

Opening Reception:

Saturday, January 19, 2019, 1:00 to 3:00 pm
The Fabric Workshop and Museum
1214 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 

Free and open to all families
RSVP suggested; walk-ins welcome
Recommended ages: 4-12 years 

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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FarmhouseWhorehouse, an Artist Lecture by Suzanne Bocanegra starring Lili Taylor. Photo credit: Georgia Nerheim. Image courtesy of the artist.

Farmhouse/Whorehouse: An Artist Lecture by Suzanne Bocanegra Starring Lili Taylor

February 8, 2019–from 7:00 to 8:15 pm

Opening Reception:

Friday, February 8, 2018
Doors open at 6:30 pm
Performance from 7:00 to 8:15 pm 

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
John and Richanda Rhoden Arts Center
118-128 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102 

RSVP required; $25 entry fee

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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Photo credit: Film still of Deborah Kerr in Black Narcissus, 1947.

Night with Nuns at Lightbox Film Center

February 15, 2019–from 6:00 to 10:00 pm

Opening Reception:

Friday, February 15, 2018

Lightbox Film Center
3701 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104 

RSVP required; $10 admission per film

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

Schedule:
6:00 pm: Ida
2013, Drama 1h 22m 

7:30 pm: Intermission with religious themed beer (Hell Hath No Fury, Not Today Satan etc.) 

8:00 pm: Black Narcissus
1947, Drama/Melodrama, 1h 42m 



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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
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