Furniture Beyond the Curve

(Above: By Mick Whitcomb)

Furniture at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show goes beyond most people’s imagination. In addition to the fine woodworking found throughout the Show floor, this year’s representation of fine furniture artists bends the definition of furniture beyond any reasonable expectations.


The Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show


Friday, November 8 – Sunday, November 10, 2019

Gala Preview Party – Thursday November 7, 2019


Meet the Furniture Artist Q&A: 2013 Award Winner Barry Newstat

Newstat, who holds a degree in industrial technology from Illinois State University, has nurtured an interest in woodcraft since shop class at age 12. After a brief stint as a teacher, he has been making furniture since 1987. Today, his studio is located in Chicago. Click here to read more from an article about Newstat’s 2013 Craft Show win of the Wharton Esherick Museum Prize for Excellence in Wood.

Event With Craftsman Peter Korn: Why We Make Things And Why It Matters, May 4

The 38th Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Contemporary Craft Show is still months away, but we’re already giving you a behind the scenes look at the creative process by sponsoring a talk with author, furniture maker and 2014 Craft Show juror Peter Korn. Peter will discuss and sign his book Why We Make Things and Why It Matters at the Philadelphia Museum of Art on May 4. We hope you’ll join us!

Peter Korn Author Talk and Book Signing

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