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Virtual Study Tour Offerings 

For more information or to schedule a tour, please contact Advance registration required; booking at least two weeks in advance is appreciated. Tours and workshops can be scheduled for Tuesday through Friday between 10:00 am – 6:00 pm and Saturdays between 12:00 – 5:00 pm. Weekday onsite visits can be booked for a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 10 participants. Education staff is also available on Saturdays to host groups of at least 8 participants onsite.

Exhibition Tours 

Elisabeth Kley: Minutes of Sand 

Decoration takes on deeper significance as it travels through time, circles the world, and reemerges through new hands. Join us as we explore the mysteries of pattern and follow the arch of its transformation in Elisabeth Kley’s new work. Participants will tour Kley’s first solo museum exhibition, Minutes of Sand, followed by a virtual visit to our sixth-floor print studio to learn about the process of large-scale repeat pattern printing on fabric.  

 $5 per person 



What becomes possible when you ask artists to think outside of their normal practice? Spanning era, media, and distance, Hard/Cover looks closely at the notion of time, and its relationship to an interdisciplinary practice. With special attention paid to screenprinting and ceramics, Hard/ Cover celebrates artworks from the FWM Collection by Louise Bourgeois, Viola Frey, Toshiko Takaezu, and Betty Woodman and features new works by Woody De Othello, Jane Irish, Mark Barrow & Sarah Parke, and Shino Takeda. Participants will hear the stories behind these groundbreaking residencies and explore the artist boxes (containing archives of the artistic process) for Viola Frey, Toshiko Takaezu, and Betty Woodman. 

$5 per person 


Collection Tours: 

Fabric Memory: 

We connect to one another through memory, and memory is held in the fabric which surrounds us. Gather your students, friends, and family and join us as we tell the story of our own fabric archive, learn the story of yours, and create something new together.  

The Fabric Workshop and Museum has an extensive fabric archive, comprised of screenprinted designs created at FWM by contemporary artists, apprentices, and students through the process of collaboration. Our archive tells the printed stories of countless experiences, places, and memories. Join us as we share the story of more than 40 years of collaborative printing at FWM, delve deeply into the process of repeat pattern printing on fabric, and create a three-color memory print design inspired by your own personal fabric archive! 

Participants will bring their own three pieces of copy paper and three colored pencils. 

$5 per person 


Unpacking Process: An Inside Look at the Artist Box  

Groups can request to view any artist box in our extensive archive. Learn the stories of material experimentation and collaboration with artists such as Nick Cave, Louise Bourgeois, Faith Ringgold, Kara Walker, Ann Hamilton, and the Maisin Artists of Papua New Guinea, just to name a few. FWM staff will open an artist box to reveal process stories, notes, and materials from the deep recesses of our collection. This is a rare and exciting opportunity to revisit past projects and open artist boxes that are seldom viewed by the public! 

$5 per person 

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