November 5th-7th, Preview Gala on November 4th
Pennsylvania Convention Center
Join Us for the 45th Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Contemporary Craft Show
Selected by an esteemed panel of jurors, the 2021 Craft Show will feature 170 of the finest craft artists in the United States in person at the Pennsylvania Convention Center with an additional 25 artists participating online only. The 195 talented artists represent a vast array of work in 13 diverse categories of art created by hand. In addition, we welcome select student artists from local universities to exhibit and share their work with the public.
Browse the artists’ online shops to explore their work, learn about their techniques, and discover the inspiration behind their art.
Note that all transactions, communications, and shipping arrangements are made directly with the artists and are not the responsibility of the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show or The Women’s Committee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
About the Craft Show
The Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, the premier show and sale of contemporary craft and design, has supported a variety of programs, publications, and acquisitions of the Philadelphia Museum of Art since 1977.
All of the museum quality work is for sale and each artist receives 100% of their sale proceeds.
The Philadelphia Museum of Art is the Show’s sole beneficiary. When you purchase a ticket to the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show or become a sponsor of the Show, you are directly supporting the work of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Thanks to your support, the Craft Show has contributed more than $13.5 million over the past 44 years.
Webinar Series: Conversations with the Curators featuring Philadelphia Museum of Art curators and 2021 Craft Show artists
Seamstress, Dressmaker, Designer
Recorded: October 13, 5:30 p.m.
Curator Kristina Haugland discusses how clothing was made in the past and designer Kim Schalk tells how these historical garments inspire her work.
Medieval Meets Contemporary
Recorded: Wednesday, October 20, 5:30 p.m.
Curator Jack Hinton and contemporary metalsmith Matthew Naftzger discuss how medieval relics inspire today’s makers to create timeless modern artifacts.
Crafting Stories in Ceramics
Wednesday, October 27, 5:30 p.m.
Hear how ceramics tell the visual stories of their makers. Artist Ahrong Kim will share the process she uses to create her ceramic sculptures with curator Hiromi Kinoshita.