Projects

The Women’s Committee’s current projects include the nationally acclaimed Philadelphia Museum of Art Contemporary Craft Show and The Philadelphia Show: Antiques, Art, Design. The Philadelphia Show is held each year in the Spring while the Craft Show is held in early November.

The 45th annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Contemporary Craft Show will run from Friday, November 5 through Sunday, November 7, 2021. A Gala Preview Night will be held on Thursday, November 4. All events will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.

The Women’s Committee and the Craft Show Committee present the Craft Show each November. This premier exhibition and sale of contemporary American craft and design includes emerging artists, art schools as well as the finest craft artists in the United States. Since 2001, guest and international artists have been invited to represent their country at the Show. In 2020, the first all virtual Show was produced in response to COVID, making it possible to continue the tradition of supporting the makers as well as the museum. A portion of each year’s proceeds is dedicated to the purchase of a craft object for the museum’s permanent collection.

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Judith Kaufman - Jewelry
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James Pearce - Furniture
"Leaf Bowl" by Carrie Gustafson
Carrie Gustafson - Glass
 
The annual Philadelphia Show runs from Friday, April 29 through Sunday, May 1, 2022, with a Preview Night on Thursday, April 28. For the first time ever, all events will be held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. In 2018, the Philadelphia Museum of Art assumed responsibility to produce The Philadelphia Antiques Show which was founded in 1962 under the leadership of Penn Medicine. The museum formed a partnership with The Women’s Committee both to continue the show’s history of excellence as well as to attract a larger audience and greater public interest thus the new title – The Philadelphia Show: Antiques Art and Design. Each year, The Philadelphia Show features a loan exhibit, a tradition since the Show’s founding in 1962. The curated loan exhibit changes annually and allows visitors a closer look at a specific genre of antiques. Proceeds from the Show benefit the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Past beneficiaries have included the Division of Education and Public Programs which enables the museum’s award-winning educators to engage the broader community and provide programming for veterans, school children, college students and adults throughout the year. In total, the programs have served over 200,000 of our 700,000 visitors annually, including over 20,000 students from the School District of Philadelphia, all of whom received free admission.
Nakashima Desk
Burns - Navajo Rug
Somerville Manning - Bartlett Fairgrounds