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.
Vessel: Embodiment, Autonomy, and Ornament in Wood
November 4, 2022 – February 12, 2023 Exhibition curator: Jennifer-Navva Milliken
WHO WE ARE & WHAT WE DO
The Center for Art in Wood interprets, nurtures, and champions creative engagement and expansion of art, craft, and design in wood to enhance the public’s understanding and appreciation of it.
The Center for Art in Wood comprises the Gerry Lenfest Gallery for changing exhibitions, the permanent collection, The Fleur & Charles Bresler Research Library, the Len Scherock Museum Store, and The Earl Powell Artist Research Files. It also organizes arts residencies, which are held on an annual basis, and The Wood Shed, a virtual site for accessing programs, talks, activities, and information.
LEARN + MAKE + EXPLORE IN THE WOOD SHED
We’ve updated our online store to include our entire selection of artwork, kitchenware, home goods, jewelry, and more! The Center’s store offers a wide range of handmade objects and artworks that will inspire and delight you and yours.
The Center for Art in Wood interprets, nurtures, and champions creative engagement and expansion of art, craft, and design in wood to enhance the public’s understanding and appreciation of it. You can support the Center’s mission by donating or by becoming a member today.
FROM OUR STORIES
WE ARE OPEN
The Center has expanded its public hours and is now open
Wednesday through Sunday, 12—5PM
The Center is open for extended hours on First Fridays
We continue to adhere to the guidelines set forth by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Philadelphia municipality. The Center will continue to provide updates via its website, social media channels, and email correspondence if there is any change in our hours or access.
There are still safeguards in place to ensure a safe and comfortable visit:
- Social distancing (six feet apart) is still encouraged, especially in the collection area.
- 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.
We wish you continued good health and we look forward to reconnecting at the Center and/or online.