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Fabric Workshop and Museum
1214 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
The Fabric Workshop and Museum is a non-profit arts organization in Philadelphia. It began with a focus on fabric but later expanded to include other materials and media. Its stated goal is "to stimulate experimentation among leading contemporary artists and to share the process of creating works of art with the public." Founded in 1977, it has an Artist-in-Residence Program; a permanent collection of new work; in-house and touring exhibitions; and comprehensive educational programming.
The permanent collection contains work by artists such as Louise Bourgeois, Felix Gonzalex-Torres, Ann Hamilton, Reverend Howard Finster, Anish Kapoor, Robert Kushner, Glenn Ligon, Robert Morris, Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown, and Carrie Mae Weems. The collection includes completed works as well as preliminary sketches and other objects documenting the artists' progress throughout their stay. The Fabric Workshop and Museum has an additional gallery space that exhibits work done by the most recent artist in residence.
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