Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Philly Visitors Guide
The Trestle Inn held its 3rd annual Bourbon Battle featuring bartenders from Trestle Inn, The Olde Bar, The Industy, and Sassafras competing for the title of Philly´s best bourbon cocktail. Along with a portion of the proceeds from the event, a silent auction and 50/50 raffle were also included to benefit the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society ( PAWS ). Thursday March 26, 2015. ( Tim Blackwell / )
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PAWS benefit, flea market & more

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