Saturday, April 25, 2015

Philly Visitor Guide

What's happening
Friday April 25, 2014, Penn Relays Villanova´s Emily Lipari, left celebrates with  her teammates after crossing the finish line ahead of Stanford´s Jessica Tonn, left.  to win the 4x1500. Left to right, Tonn, Nicky Akande, Emily Lipari, Angel Piccirillo and Stephanie  Schappert ( ED HILLE / Staff Photographer )
The 121st Penn Relays take off
April 23-25, 2015

The Fabric Workshop And Museum

The Experience

The only museum of its kind in the world, The Fabric Workshop and Museum counts among its permanent collection works by well-known names (architects Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown, sculptor Louise Bourgeois, photographer Carrie Mae Weems, artist Robert Morris) working in, for them, a different medium.

Special exhibits run throughout the year and may be artist-specific or themed, such as one entitled “Comfort Zone” (exploring how artists have created textile-based objects and structures that responds to the human needs for warmth and protection). For unique gifts, a museum shop offers artist-designed canvas bags, scarves, napkins, ties, pillows, umbrellas, and t-shirts.

Founded in 1977, The Fabric Workshop initially offered artists and students the opportunity to explore silkscreen printing on fabric. Over the years, new materials and techniques entered the mix and, in 1996, the word "Museum" was added to its name, to reflect the growing collection of what now comprises more than 5,500 works by some 400 artists.

The Fabric Workshop And Museum
1315 Cherry Street 5th Floor & 6th Floor Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 568-1111