Offered in conjunction with the exhibition Designs for Different Futures, these one-on-one sessions with local designers offer new perspectives on your everyday life. Join public art curator and photographer Ryan Strand Greenberg and type your memories, thoughts, and stories in response to the project, "The History of NOW." Your words will be shared with future generations ( Typewriters provided by Philly Typewriter ). Ryan is an independent public art curator and photographer whose focus is unlocking stories of place through visual storytelling. He works with artists from all backgrounds on interdisciplinary projects that reinterpret public space and cultivate inclusive conversations about the past, present, and future of Philadelphia. This event is *Free w/ "Pay What You Wish" Museum Admission.
Center City restaurants are once again opening their kitchens for restaurant week ( 2 weeks ), and it offers the perfect opportunity for some design research by getting a (discounted) taste + feel for how these restaurants approach making an impression on their guests. From January 12 - 24, restaurants across Center City will offer three-course dinners for only $35* per person ( many will also offer a three-course lunch for $20 ). *There's some top notch design storytelling / inspiration out there - from decor, menus, the the presentation of the meal itself - the whole vibe; Designers, here's a shortlist of some places to keep an eye on: Abe Fisher, Audrey Claire, Blume, Bud & Marylin's, Butcher & SInger, The Dandelion, El Vez, Guiseppe & Sons, Harp & Crown, Max Brenner, Mission Taco, and Osteria. Not a bad way to start the decade!
The Fabric Workshop and Museum invites the public to join us for an afternoon of discourse and artmaking. FWM staff will lead participants through Echoes and Reverberations, a collections-based exhibition featuring work by artists Tommy Joseph of the Tlingit Tribe, Marie Watt of the Seneca Nation, James Luna of Puyukitchum, Ipai, and Mexican descent, Chilkat Weaver Anna Brown Ehlers, and Cheyenne-Arapaho artist Hachivi Edgar Heap of Birds. The tour will be followed by a hands-on screenprinting workshop and book discussion, delving deeper into themes of heritage and belonging. * ( This exhibition is presented in partnership with the One Book, One Philadelphia project of the Free Library of Philadelphia, whose 2019-2020 citywide book club selection is There There, a novel by Cheyenne and Arapaho author Tommy Orange described as a "multi-voiced epic of 12 Native characters whose contemporary lives intertwine across the urban landscape." )
The monthly creative breakfast series starts the year off with the theme: Roots. Come before work to grab a coffee and get some morning inspiratio. This month's speaker is Nina Lyrispect. She is an award-winning lyricist, author, activist, educator and voiceover artist whose work empowers, challenges and inspires through the compelling marriage of multiple art forms. She is an activist and advocate for girls, women, people of color and marginalized communities. Free to attend. Coffee provided ** attendees who bring their own mug will not only help the environment but will be eligible to win a raffle prize.** Registration opens January 26th ( see link for details ), attendance limited so be sure to sign up!
Today, the Barnes spotlights women in the arts and business to celebrate our upcoming exhibition on Marie Cuttoli, a visionary entrepreneur who revived the art of tapestry for the modern era. Included the programming is the Talk: Women in the Business of Art. Leaders of arts-related businesses in Philadelphia share their work and perspectives as entrepreneurs. Panelists include: Rebecca Fisher, cofounder of Beyond the Bell Tours; Dorothea Gamble, cofounder, co-owner, and CEO of Trunc Artisans; Maori Holmes, director of the BlackStar Film Festival; Anula Shetty, media artist and co-director of Termite TV Collective.
Sip and sketch at the Museum with *Ladies, Wine & Design. Drawing materials provided; bar drinks available for purchase. Offered in conjunction with the exhibition Designs for Different Futures. *LW&D is a global non-profit initiative that aims to empower women and nonbinary creatives around the globe, with chapters in 250 cities worldwide. Only a small percentage of creative directors are women or non-binary, and LW&D wants to help change this through mentorship circles, portfolio reviews, talks & creative meetups. This event is *Free w/ "Pay What You Wish" Museum Admission.
Help expand the story of art history. Join us for a communal updating of Wikipedia entries about women, trans-men, nonbinary, and gender-fluid people in art and design. Please be sure to bring your own laptop. Free event; museum admission not included.