What the Craft Show Funds

The Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show is a leading showcase for the best of the best in contemporary craft, but from its inception, it’s always been an important fundraiser for the Philadelphia Museum of Art. When you purchase a ticket to the Show and take home a beautiful ceramic bowl or stunning gold necklace, you’re supporting the artist who created this work by hand while also helping to enhance the lives of museum goers.

Proceeds from the Craft Show help support a wide variety of exhibition, conservation and art education programs. In its 38-year history, the Craft Show has contributed more than $10.9 million to the Museum. 

One of the education programs funded annually is the Museum’s “Form in Art” program, a studio and art history course that serves 50 legally blind adults ages 25 to 95. The program, the first of its kind at a major American museum, offers four classes a semester that culminate in an art exhibition that travels throughout the Delaware Valley. Students receive individualized instruction as well as the opportunity to interact with teachers, staff, visitors and volunteers. By providing access to the Museum’s collection, the classes inspire visually impaired adults to explore their own artistic identities and creative goals and the result is enriching for all involved.


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