Cultures of Making Exhibitions
Exhibition spaces throughout Philadelphia present the most honored and innovative artists working today in wood, clay, fiber, metal, and glass. For five years, CraftNOW has highlighted exhibits and events to correspond with the Philadelphia Museum of Art Contemporary Craft Show in November showcasing Philadelphia as a destination for craft and making.
In 2020, the exhibition venues listed here have been in varying stages of scheduling due to the outbreak of COVID-19. Click below to discover how CraftNOW partners are continuing to adapt and remain dedicated to their programming.
*An asterick indicates updated exhibition listed below.
Top image courtesy of Stacey Lee Webber
Our Say in Clay
*The Center for Art in Wood
Center for Emerging Visual Artists
Cherry Street Pier
*The Clay Studio
Lisa Naples: Using the Sun to Find North
*Fabric Workshop + Museum
Samara Golden: Upstairs at Steve’s
Touching from a Distance
The Galleries at Moore
*Gravers Lane Gallery
Doug Herren: Chroma Structure
*Gross McCleaf Gallery
Emily Richardson’s This Moment: New Fiber Works
National Liberty Museum
Seth Clark and The Jaunt Chicago
John Preus: On Patriotism and Oikophobia
Philadelphia Dumpster Divers at the Community Education Center
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens
Mosaic Visionary Art of Isaiah Zagar
Taro Yaguchi, Kambel Smith, Hope Hummingbird, Natalie Flor Negron, and Ambrella
*University of the Arts
Innovation in Fiber Art with Tsinghua University, Beijing
Wayne Art Center
Wharton Esherick Museum
During CraftNOW’s inaugural year in 2015, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Center for Art in Wood and The Clay Studio honored 14 American Craft Council Fellows from Philadelphia who have had an enduring national impact through their works in wood, clay, fiber, metal, and glass.
Masters of Craft is documented, in its entirety, with a 160-page publication, including essays, artist profiles, and a full-color catalog of the included works. To purchase your hard copy today, email your request to email@example.com. You can also view the catalog free of charge online at the link below.