We are thrilled to welcome you to the Museum for Art in Wood! Access to our exhibitions and permanent collection is free of charge to all visitors.
Bandsaw Bash

Bandsaw Bash

Join us for the Museum for Art in Wood's fifth annual Bandsaw Bash celebration on April 19th!

Bandsaw Bash

Join us for the Museum for Art in Wood's fifth annual Bandsaw Bash celebration on April 19th!

Bandsaw Bash

Join us for the Museum for Art in Wood's fifth annual Bandsaw Bash celebration on April 19th!

Gina Siepel: To Understand a Tree

Gina Siepel: To Understand a Tree

o Understand a Tree functions as a small-scale way of exploring big questions about the place of humans in the environment, the scale and speed at which we consume natural resources, and which organisms are included or excluded in a definition of "community."

Gina Siepel: To Understand a Tree

o Understand a Tree functions as a small-scale way of exploring big questions about the place of humans in the environment, the scale and speed at which we consume natural resources, and which organisms are included or excluded in a definition of "community."

Gina Siepel: To Understand a Tree

o Understand a Tree functions as a small-scale way of exploring big questions about the place of humans in the environment, the scale and speed at which we consume natural resources, and which organisms are included or excluded in a definition of "community."

Experiencing Form: Phil Brown and the Museum’s Residency Artist Alumni

Experiencing Form: Phil Brown and the Museum’s Residency Artist Alumni

In this exhibition presents bowls and sculpture initiated by Phil Brown and finished by the residency alumni, in a laudatory act of collaboration with this influential and memorable artist.

Experiencing Form: Phil Brown and the Museum’s Residency Artist Alumni

In this exhibition presents bowls and sculpture initiated by Phil Brown and finished by the residency alumni, in a laudatory act of collaboration with this influential and memorable artist.

Experiencing Form: Phil Brown and the Museum’s Residency Artist Alumni

In this exhibition presents bowls and sculpture initiated by Phil Brown and finished by the residency alumni, in a laudatory act of collaboration with this influential and memorable artist.

The Museum for Art in Wood

Welcome

The Museum for Art in Wood engages, educates, and inspires the public through the exhibition, collection, and interpretation of contemporary art in wood.

Welcome

The Museum for Art in Wood engages, educates, and inspires the public through the exhibition, collection, and interpretation of contemporary art in wood.

Welcome

The Museum for Art in Wood engages, educates, and inspires the public through the exhibition, collection, and interpretation of contemporary art in wood.

Permanent Collection

Permanent Collection

The permanent collection celebrates contemporary and historic work and encompasses a variety of themes, processes, and materials.

Object Lesson

Join us for our First Friday speaker series and learn about stories from the Collection!

Permanent Collection

The Collection celebrates contemporary and historic work and encompasses a variety of themes, processes, and materials.

Workshops and Hands-on Activities

Workshops and Hands-on Activities

The Museum produces a number of events as well as workshops, master classes, and community engagements. Come for a family craft day, attend our signature salon series Object Lesson or join us for an exclusive talk with an artist or a figure from the craft community.

Workshops and Hands-on Activities

The Museum produces a number of events as well as workshops, master classes, and community engagements. Come for a family craft day, attend our signature salon series Object Lesson or join us for an exclusive talk with an artist or a figure from the craft community.

Workshops and Hands-on Activities

The Museum produces a number of events as well as workshops, master classes, and community engagements. Come for a family craft day, attend our signature salon series Object Lesson or join us for an exclusive talk with an artist or a figure from the craft community.

Artist Residencies

Artist Residencies

For over two decades, the Museum has hosted fellows from around the world for its unique Windgate Arts Residency Program in Wood (WARP Wood). Each summer the residency brings together working artists, a student artist, a visual documentarian, and a scholar to live and work together in Philadelphia.

The Winter Residency is a collaboration between the Museum and NextFab, a network of membership-based maker spaces. The residency supports artists based in the Greater Philadelphia region working in wood and demonstrating a commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainable practices.

Artist Residencies

For over two decades, the Museum has hosted fellows from around the world for its unique Windgate Arts Residency Program in Wood (WARP Wood). Each summer the residency brings together working artists, a student artist, a visual documentarian, and a scholar to live and work together in Philadelphia.

The Winter Residency is a collaboration between the Museum and NextFab, a network of membership-based maker spaces. The residency supports artists based in the Greater Philadelphia region working in wood and demonstrating a commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainable practices.

Artist Residencies

For over two decades, the Museum has hosted fellows from around the world for its unique Windgate Arts Residency Program in Wood (WARP Wood). Each summer the residency brings together working artists, a student artist, a visual documentarian, and a scholar to live and work together in Philadelphia.

Guided group tours

Tours

Guided group tours of the exhibition and collection are $5 per person, lasting 45-60 minutes, and require a minimum of 10 guests. Please book your group tour one month in advance.

Tours

Guided group tours of the exhibition and collection are $5 per person, lasting 45-60 minutes, and require a minimum of 10 guests. Please book your group tour one month in advance.

Tours

Guided group tours of the exhibition and collection are $5 per person, lasting 45-60 minutes, and require a minimum of 10 guests. Please book your group tour one month in advance.

Museum Store

Museum Store

The Len Scherock Museum Store offers hand-crafted objects, furniture, and artwork from regional and local artists and makers as well as international artists. Visit our Museum store in person or online to enjoy our selection!

Museum Store

The Len Scherock Museum Store offers hand-crafted objects, furniture, and artwork from regional and local artists and makers as well as international artists. Visit our Museum store in person or online to enjoy our selection!

Museum Store

The Len Scherock Museum Store offers hand-crafted objects, furniture, and artwork from regional and local artists and makers as well as international artists. Visit our Museum store in person or online to enjoy our selection!

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.

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.

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.

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

Artist Talks

Engaging conversations with the Center’s artistic community

Object Lesson

Guests interpret objects from the Center’s Collection

Studio Tours

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

Home Crafts

The Center staff shares craft ideas you can do at home

Residency

Engaging conversations with the Center’s artistic community

Crafty Cocktails

Wind down in the Wood Shed 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 Center’s store offers a wide range of handmade objects and artworks that will inspire and delight you and yours.
Happy shopping!

DONATE
& JOIN!

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.

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 Center’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 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.

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