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 reopen per the guidance of local, state, 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.

Wood Art collection

Our permanent collection consists of over 1,200 objects from around the world, and encompasses works of art, craft, and design in a wide range of approaches, including sculpture, handmade design, installation, works on paper, and new media. The collection serves to interpret, present, and conserve the history and evolution of wood turning wood working from an industrial craft into a contemporary art form. The Center’s collection is open by appointment to researchers, students, and the general public. You can view Recent Acquisitions and a selection of Collection Artwork on this page. To access the full catalog of collection objects, use the link to the Comprehensive Collection Search.

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