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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

PHILADELPHIA |Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Process and Practice: 40 Years of Experimentation at The Fabric Workshop and Museum

Start Date: 2/21/2018 4:00 PM EST
End Date: 2/21/2018 6:00 PM EST

Venue Name: The Fabric Workshop and Museum?

1214 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA  United States  19107

Organization Name: ArtTable PA

Imogen Fairbairn
Email: programs@arttable.org
Phone: 212 343 1735 Ext. 13

Members | Free 
Guests | $10


Join ArtTable PA and The Fabric Workshop and Museum’s (FWM) Executive Director and ArtTable board member, Susan L. Talbott for a special curator-led tour of Process and Practice: 40 Years of Experimentation. The tour will provide a comprehensive look into FWM’s history of experimentation, creation, presentation, and documentation. Light refreshments will be served.

Process and Practice: 40 Years of Experimentation highlights FWM’s renowned Artist-in-Residence program and explores the experimental essence of art making through the unpacking of its unique collection of Artist Boxes. Displayed are notes, sketches, tests and models from more than 100 boxes, including those of such celebrated artists as Laurie Anderson, Chris Burden, Roy Lichtenstein and Carrie Mae Weems. Paired with completed works from the permanent collection, the boxes reveal the private thoughts and creative leaps of artists exploring unfamiliar materials, testing ideas and ultimately producing new works. The exhibition offers a behind-the-scenes look at FWM’s significant place in the history of contemporary art and serves as a tribute to the enduring vision of its late founder, Marion Bouton “Kippy” Stroud.

For additional information about the exhibition visit: www.fabricworkshopandmuseum.org

Susan L. Talbott became The Fabric Workshop and Museum’s second Executive Director in 2016 following her retirement as Director and CEO of the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT. Previously, Talbott was Director of Smithsonian Arts, Washington, DC, and in that capacity also served as Acting Director of the National Museum of African Art. Throughout her 40 year career, she held other museum directorial positions and curated numerous exhibitions including Patti Smith: Camera Solo; My Reality: Contemporary Art and the Culture of Japanese Animation and Fred Wilson: Memory. Talbott serves on the boards of ArtTable and the French American Museum Exchange (FRAME). She is an alumna of Pratt Institute and Harvard University’s Art Museum Directors’ and Executive Education Program. Talbott was inducted as a Chevalier in the French Order of Arts and Letters (Ordre des Arts et des Lettres) in November 2015.

Thank you to Susan Talbott, Laurie McGahey, and the entire staff of The Fabric Workshop and Museum for organizing this program.

Artist Box contents for Do Ho Suh, Paratrooper II, 2005. Monofilament, resin, nylon, poly organza, stainless steel armature. Collection of The Fabric Workshop and Museum. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño.
Bottom Left: Susan L. Talbott, Executive Director, The Fabric Workshop
and Museum. Photo credit: Thibault Jeanson
Bottom Right: Artist Box contents for Ann Hamilton, habitus, 2016. Bell sally sample, fabric swatches, book and sample exhibition labels. Collection of The Fabric Workshop and Museum. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño.

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ArtTable is a 501.c.3 organization. All programs are non-refundable.

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