Virtual Tour with the James Renwick Alliance

Sunday, August 2, 2020
3:00pm – 6:00pm

The James Renwick Alliance is partnering with CraftNOW to design a new kind of virtual craft tour to Philadelphia’s Craft Capital.  This unique experience will feature some of the most important craft destinations and influencers in the City.  

Midway through the discussion, guests will be invited to break for a drink and have a conversation with the presenters.

The tour will be hosted on Zoom.  After signing up, you will receive a link to attend. 

Click here to register!




Enjoy an insider’s view of several private collections that include works by Robert Arneson, Ruth Duckworth, Wharton Esherick, Wayne Higby, Michael Hurwitz, Mi-Kyoung Lee, Roberto Lugo, George Nakashima, Robert Winokur, and many more.

The Clay Studio’s Jennifer Zwilling, Curator of Artistic Programs, will present the the history of craft in Philadelphia from 1876 to today, weaving in the 46-year history of The Clay Studio and introducing plans for their new facility currently under construction.

The Center for Art in Wood presents Humaira Abid: Searching for Home with the curator and the Center’s Artistic Director, Jennifer-Navva Milliken. 

​Tour Gravers Lane Gallery with metalsmith John J. Rais and receive a trip discount on the one-time online sale made exclusively for this event.

Visit the South Philadelphia studio of world-renowned stained glass artist Judith Schaechter as she discusses her recent transition away from human figure toward the ornamental.

Emily Zilber, Director of Curatorial Affairs at Wharton Esherick Museum, invites us into the home of Paul Savidge and Dan Macey, owners of the Louis Kahn Esherick House.

Eavesdrop on a conversation between Elisabeth Agro, Philadelphia Museum of Art‘s Curator of Contemporary Craft and Decorative Arts, and Doug Bucci, renowned Jeweler and Professor of Metal/Jewelry/CAD-CAM, Tyler School of Art. 

Speak with artist Warren Muller at Bahdeebahdu and see his current exhibition on view at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens with director Emily Smith.


The James Renwick Alliance celebrates and advances American Craft and craft artists by fostering education, connoisseurship, and public appreciation through programs, educational trips, publications, and recognition of excellence in the field. In addition, we provide support to craft artists and museums, including the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.