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(L) Photo credit: Thibault Jeanson. (R) Artist Box contents for Ann Hamilton, habitus, 2016. Bell sally sample, fabric swatches, book and sample exhibition labels. Collection of The Fabric Workshop and Museum. Photo credit: Carlos Avendano.
(L) Photo credit: Thibault Jeanson. (R) Artist Box contents for Ann Hamilton, habitus, 2016. Bell sally sample, fabric swatches, book and sample exhibition labels. Collection of The Fabric Workshop and Museum. Photo credit: Carlos Avendano.
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Unpacking History: Four Decades of Contemporary Art Making at FWM with Susan L. Talbott

January 25, 2018–6:30 to 7:30 pm

Opening Reception:
Center for Architecture and Design
1218 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.


The Fabric Workshop and Museums's history is inextricably linked to the history of contemporary art in the late 20th and early 21st centuries, and its collection is a time capsule of art making. Join Executive Director Susan L. Talbott as she reveals what it was like to unpack history as Curator of FWM's 40th anniversary exhibition, Process and Practice: 40 Years of Experimentation. Talbott will provide a behind-the-scenes perspective on her curatorial research and discuss FWM's renowned Artist-in-Residence program, history of innovation, and numerous contributions to the international art world.

About Susan L. Tablott
Susan L. Talbott became The Fabric Workshop and Museum’s second Executive Director in 2016 following her retirement as Director and CEO of the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT. Previously, Talbott was Director of Smithsonian Arts, Washington, DC, and in that capacity also served as Acting Director of the National Museum of African Art. Throughout her 40 year career, she held other museum directorial positions and curated numerous exhibitions including Patti Smith: Camera Solo; My Reality: Contemporary Art and the Culture of Japanese Animation and Fred Wilson: Memory.

Major support for Process and Practice: 40 Years of Experimentation is provided by the Coby Foundation, Ltd., with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Joy of Giving Something, Inc., the Lenore G. Tawney Foundation, the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation and the Center for Architecture and Design which supported programming for this exhibition.

Major support of FWM is provided by the Marion Boulton “Kippy” Stroud Foundation. FWM receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Additional support is provided by the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, Agnes Gund, and the Board of Directors and Members of The Fabric Workshop and Museum.

The Coby Foundation, Ltd.National Endowment for the ArtsJoy of Giving Something

Pennsylvania Council on the ArtsThe Philadelphia Cultural Fund