We are thrilled to welcome you to our museum! Access to our exhibitions and permanent collection is free of charge to all visitors.

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 Museum for Art in Wood's 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

Vessel: Embodiment, Autonomy, and Ornament in Wood

November 4, 2022 – February 12, 2023 Exhibition curator: Jennifer-Navva Milliken

We can't do this without you!

Your gift to the Museum enables us to provide the programs, exhibitions, and outreach that inspire, challenge, and draw our community closer together.

We can't do this without you!

Your support allows the Museum for Art in Wood to offer the programs, exhibitions, and outreach that inspire, challenge, and draw our community closer together.

VISIT US

Free
Admission!

Guided

Drop in
tours
available

Who We Are
and What We Do

Museum 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.

Museum 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

Artist Talks

Engaging conversations with the Museum’s artistic community

Object Lesson

Guests interpret objects from the Museum’s Collection

Studio Tours

Visit the creative spaces of the Museum’s artists and makers

Home Crafts

The Museum’s staff shares craft ideas you can do at home

Residency

Engaging conversations with the Museum’s artistic community

Crafty Cocktails

Wind down with a specialty cocktail

Mindfulness

Explore breathing, meditation, yoga exercises, and more

OUR
STORE

We’ve updated our online store to include our entire selection of artwork, kitchenware, home goods, jewelry, and more! The Museum’s store offers a wide range of handmade objects and artworks that will inspire and delight you and yours.
Happy shopping!

DONATE
& JOIN!

Museum 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 museum’s mission by donating or by becoming a member today.

UPCOMING EVENTS

FROM OUR STORIES

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 Museum’s permanent collection consists of some 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.

WE ARE OPEN

The Museum has expanded its public hours and is now open

Wednesday through Sunday, 12—5PM

The Museum 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 Museum 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 Museum and/or online.

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