Fabric Workshop & Museum
1315 Cherry St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 561-8888

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The Fabric Workshop and Museum is the only organization of its kind in the United States. Devoted to creating new work in fabric in collaboration with emerging and nationally and internationally recognized artists, the Museum has grown in its twenty years to become a renowned institution with a widely recognized Artist-in-Residence Program.

The Museum's exhibition program presents an ongoing series of unique exhibitions drawn from its permanent collection of more than 3,500 objects. Exhibitions change throughout the year; call for a current schedule, or visit the Museum's official website.

Installations, sculpture, performance costumes, furniture, print multiples, monoprints, painting, and works on paper are among the media represented in exhibits, each object the creation of one of the artists participating in the Residence Program. Current exhibitions are often accompanied by lectures and other presentations by artists, curators, historians, and conservators, offering a unique opportunity for exchange of ideas between artist and audience.

People around the world have also enjoyed these artists' work through Museum loans to other institutions such as The Whitney Museum of American Art, Museum of Modern Art, London's Institute of Contemporary Art, the Nederlands Textielmuseum, and others.

Individual artists can participate in the Artist-in-Residence Program, as well as an Apprentice Training Program covering all aspects of textile design and printing. Weekend Workshops and a variety of other activities are available for all levels.

School and other Groups can enjoy a great one-hour Study Tour. Each Tour includes the print studios, dye and pigment mixing rooms, and current exhibition. The Workshop's Master Printers and Construction Technicians can be observed at work in the studio as they print and construct artists' silkscreen projects. A video presentation introduces students to the silkscreen printing process. Tours can be adapted to all age groups. A sales shop offers unique and useful textile objects created by artists.

Hours: Open Monday - Friday from 10am - 6pm and Saturday & Sunday, 12 - 5pm. Closed major holidays and Christmas and New Years Eve. Call before visiting.
Admission: FREE.
Groups: Call for Group info.
Group Reservations: At least 4 weeks in advance.
Lunch: Nearby restaurants.
Handicapped Access: Accessible.
Directions: Located at Cherry St., just west of 13th St., on the 5th floor of the Gilbert Building.

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