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Opening & Panel: From Storage to Studio

  • The Clay Studio 137 North 2nd Street, 19106 (map)

What inspiration awaits within a museum? Join us to celebrate this exhibition project over a year in the making with a free Reception and Panel Discussion for "From Storage to Studio" on Saturday, September 21 from 4 - 6 pm. A panel discussion at 4:15 will be moderated by Roberta Fallon, and recorded as a philly artblog Podcast.

In this rare venture, a group of 14 current and former Resident Artists from The Clay Studio worked with 7 curators to explore the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s storage vaults. The results were eye-opening and inspiring, for both artists and curators.

This unprecedented project allowed the artists to research the collections, explore storage, and choose an object to study and use as inspiration. Coinciding with the American Craft Council national conference in Philadelphia, the exhibition will present the artists' work at The Clay Studio alongside inspiration pieces from the collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

The participating curators’ collections include East Asian Art, Dutch Ceramics, European Contemporary Design, European Decorative Arts before 1700, historic American Decorative Arts and Contemporary Craft. We are honored and excited to be working with this generous group of curators. Learn more at:

The catalog From Storage to Studio accompanies this exhibition: 112 pages, hardbound, with essays by each artist and 3 of the curators. Illustrated with photos of pieces from the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the artists' works, their studios, and their visits to the storerooms at PMA. Pre-order your copy here:

Earlier Event: September 21
Later Event: September 21