Collection on Loan

Collection on Tour

Explorations in Wood: Selections from The Center for Art in Wood
The Center for Art in Wood is pleased to offer a traveling exhibition to museums and venues throughout the country entitled Explorations in Wood: Selections from The Center for Art in Wood. Curated by Andy McGivern, former Curator of Exhibitions, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum.The exhibition opened on December 2, 2018 at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, Wisconsin and will travel to four other venues, ending its tour April 30, 2021. For the artwork and the touring venues, click here.

This touring exhibition of select items from the Center’s permanent collection is generously supported by a grant from the Henry J. Luce Foundation.


Collection Loan to the Michener Art Museum

Stephan Goetschius, Relic, Tawa, poplar, paint, (2008)

For their ongoing exhibition, Intelligent Design. For more information about this exhibition, please visit the Michener Art Museum website.

Collection Loan to Penn Medicine

Daniel Ostrov, Her Fingers Move Like Water, Ash, walnut,  (2012 ITE)

Collection Loan to Germantown Friends School

Eric Adjetey Anang, What Fish Get, Poplar, milk paint, (2014 ITE)

Collection Loan to Historic St. George’s Methodist Church

Daniel Forest Hoffman, Ram, Poplar, basswood, felt, glass, dye, (2011 ITE)
Manesa-Burloiu & Nicolae Purcarco, Sculptured Stand with Egg, Pear, beads, wax,  (1997)
Mark Salwasser, Wood Bullets, Mulitple woods, (1996)
Michael Korhun, Plate, Paduak, silver (1992)

Renewable loan January 25, 2019 – January 24, 2024

Collection Loan to Bucks County Community College Library


Mark Sfirri and Robert Dodge
Secretaire, 1989
Lacewood, purpleheart, plywood, acrylic paint, gold leaf

Mark Sfirri and Amy Forsyth
“Figurati…” (go figure yourself), 2002
Walnut, milk paint, pau amarillo, macassar ebony, purpleheart, tulip wood, king wood, chatke kok, mahogany, maple, plywood, paper, leather, chipboard, ink, colored pencil.

Joanne Shima, Child’s Chair, 1987, Maple, birch, medium-density fiberboard, lacquer

Mark Sfirri, Bugs and Thugs, 1987, Poplar wood, acrylic & gold leaf, paint & gold leaf by Robert Dodge

April 23, 2019 – December 31, 2020 (renewable)



Collection Loan to Center for Furniture Craftmanship

Tom Kealy, Somerset Sidechair, Ash, willow, (1987)

October 20, 2019 – December 31, 2020 (renewable)