Fabric Workshop & Museum


  • Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm
  • Saturday and Sunday, Noon-5pm

2017 Holiday Hours
FWM will be closed to the public on the following days:
Monday, January 16, 2017
*Holiday closures are posted on FWM’s website and social media accounts.

*Photography rules depend on the exhibition. Visitors are informed about photography rules upon arrival.

The Fabric Workshop and Museum is an unique contemporary art museum and collaborative art studio with a visionary purpose: to stimulate experimentation among leading contemporary artists and to share the collaborative creative process with the public. Providing studio facilities, equipment, and expert technicians, FWM invites artists to experiment with fabric as well as a wide range of innovative materials and media. From its founding in 1977, FWM also serves as an education center for Philadelphia’s youth who, as printing apprentices, learn technical and vocational skills along with approaches to creative expression.

The FWM is distinguished as the only institution in the United States devoted to creating work in new materials and new media in collaboration with artists from diverse disciplines including sculpture, installation, video, performance, painting, ceramics, and architecture. Research, construction, and fabrication occur on-site in studios that are open to the public by appointment, providing visitors with the opportunity to see artwork from conception to completion. FWM seeks to bring this spirit of artistic investigation and discovery to the wider public and to local students in particular, to ensure and broaden their access to art, and to advance the role of art as a catalyst for innovation and social connection. FWM offers an unparalleled experience to artists, students, and the general public.

FWM handles admission in the museum shop (first door on right after entrance), so be sure to stop by. Visitors are generally accompanied by gallery staff throughout the visit, though they are encouraged to spend as much time as they wish in each gallery.

Be sure to keep up with FWM on Facebook and Twitter @fabricworkshop!

CLICK HERE to read about STAMP Teen Council member Teyin’s first visit to FWM!


1214 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107


FWM is easily accessible through public transportation: buses, subway (City Hall for Broad St Line, 13th St for MFL), PATCO (8th and Market), and regional rail (Market East).


FWM’s gift shop is artist-designed! Functional objects created by artists-in-residence are available for sale through the FWM Art Museum Sales Shop. Canvas bags, scarves, napkins, ties, pillows, umbrellas, and t-shirts are among the many objects-of-use available.


Find Fabric Workshop on Instagram at @fabricworkshop.
Fine print: Please note that photography of exhibits is only permitted where expressly noted.