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for meaningful dialogue and creative expression.
We believe in the unique power of art to address the deep rifts in our nation.

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Welcome back to the Center for Art in Wood! We have missed you! 
We have made every effort to ensure a safe, enjoyable visit to the Center’s exhibition gallery, collection, and store. In order to do this, we have established some safety protocols that, closely followed, will protect you and the Center’s staff.  
These are the safeguards that are in place:
  • The Center is open Thursday2 – 7 pm, and Fridays and Saturdays12 – 5 pm.
  • Maximum of 15 visitors in the Center at one time. 
  • Mandatory wearing of masks for staff and visitors.  
  • Plexiglas screen at front register and workstation in gallery, limiting exposure to/from staff and visitors.  
  • Hand sanitizing stations are located throughout the Center.
  • Visiting the permanent collection area is limited to members of one household at a time.
  • In order to limit the risk of virus spread and exposure, the Center’s restrooms are closed (until further notice).  
Additionally, any staff members who report feeling ill are required to quarantine and shelter in place at home. We recommend and require that patrons do the same in order to ensure the safety of everyone. 
Whether near or far, you can always visit the Center at theWoodShed.org! Both this micro-site and our main website are constantly updated, hosting live talks, studio tours, demonstrations, and much more, on an ongoing basis.   
And the best handmade objects, jewelry, art, and books are always a couple of clicks away at the Center’s online store! https://centerforartinwood.org/store/ 
We continue to adhere to the guidelines set forth by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Philadelphia municipality. Please keep in mind that most of the restrictions are temporary and we hope to gradually provide more access as circumstances and best practices permit. The Center will continue to provide updates via its website, social media channels, and email correspondence.    
We wish you continued good health and we look forward to reconnecting at the Center and/or connecting online.  
Be safe and well. We hope to see you soon!  
Questions or concerns about these safeguards? Email us at info@centerforartinwood.org (and please allow us at least one business day to get back to you!).   
 
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.

Events

Tue 22

A Conversation with Robert Rising, aka BlackLumberjack

September 22 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Virtual, 141 N 3rd Street
Wed 30

Sip & Wip

September 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virtual, 141 N 3rd Street
Oct 22

Catland: The Soft Power of Cat Culture in Japan

October 22 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 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: Thursdays 2:00PM – 7:00 PM Fridays & Saturdays 12:00 PM-5:00 PM

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.