The Center for Art in Wood believes we can do better.
We stand with the Black community.
We reaffirm our commitment to creating and supporting spaces
for meaningful dialogue, creative expression,
and the deployment of art to address the deep rifts in our nation.

Humaira Abid

On View: Humaira Abid

Humaira Abid: Searching for Home presents a human-scaled look at the worldwide refugee crisis through stories told by exquisitely carved wood sculpture and miniature paintings.

On View: Humaira Abid

Humaira Abid: Searching for Home presents a human-scaled look at the worldwide refugee crisis through stories told by exquisitely carved wood sculpture and miniature paintings.

The Wood Shed

Welcome to the Wood Shed, the Center for Art in Wood's new home for virtual studio tours, artist talks, craft tutorials, and more!

The Wood Shed

Welcome to the Wood Shed, the Center for Art in Wood's new home for virtual studio tours, artist talks, craft tutorials, and more!

The Wood Shed

Welcome to the Wood Shed, the Center for Art in Wood's new home for virtual studio tours, artist talks, craft tutorials, and more!

Explore the Exhibitions

The Center showcases four to five exhibitions a year, ranging from functional, everyday works of art to contemporary sculptures.

Explore the Exhibitions

The Center showcases four to five exhibitions a year, ranging from functional, everyday works of art to contemporary sculptures.

Object Lesson Speaker Series

Object Lesson is a monthly First Friday speaker series that creates fresh dialogues about the Collection and its objects.

Object Lesson

Join us for our First Friday speaker series and learn about stories from the Collection!

Object Lesson Speaker Series

Object Lesson is a monthly First Friday speaker series that opens wide the cases of the Center’s Museum Collection to create fresh dialogues about the Collection and its objects.

Update: The Center is closed until further notice, in compliance with the latest COVID-19 developments

As of March 16, 2020, the Center is currently closed to the public, effective immediately. We are acting in compliance with the latest CDC guidelines and with the most recent Philadelphia Department of Health advisory. The Center will be closed for at least four weeks and will reopen per the guidance of local and federal authorities. We invite you to visit our website for updates, browse our online store, explore our new micro-site, The Wood Shed, and visit our various social media platforms for special online offerings throughout this period. Thank you for your support during this time. We support all efforts aimed at keeping our community healthy and well.

Events

Wed 10

Sip & Wip

June 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virtual, 141 N 3rd Street
Thu 11

A View from Left Field with Mark Sfirri

June 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual, 141 N 3rd Street
Wed 24

Sip & Wip

June 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virtual, 141 N 3rd Street
Fri 26

Artist Talk with Erez Nevi Pana

June 26 @ 2:00 pm
Virtual, 141 N 3rd Street

Become a Member

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Museum Store

Len Scherock Museum Store

Purchase handcrafted artwork, toys, jewelry, home and kitchen items and much more.
Store Hours: Tuesdays through Fridays 11:00 AM-5:00 PM; Saturdays 11:00 AM-6:00 PM; First Friday Store Hours: 11:00 AM- 9:00PM

The Center for Art in Wood

Windgate ITE International Residency

A collegial experience in which Resident Fellows explore new work through research, exploration, and collaboration.

The Center for Art in Wood

Permanent Collection

The Center’s permanent collection consists of over 1,200 hand-made objects from around the world, ranging from functional, everyday objects to contemporary sculptures.

The Fleur & Charles Bresler Research Library

The Fleur & Charles Bresler Research Library

The Fleur & Charles Bresler Research Library helps preserve the rich history of wood working.