Current Exhibitions:


David Stephens: Auguries of Idolatry
Feb 7 – Apr 18, 2014

Nationally recognized sculptor David Stephens lost his vision as an adult practicing artist over a period of years. During that time, he planned projects that include the four wall-mounted and freestanding installations he is currently completing for his solo show at The Center for Art in Wood. View the Exhibition online

Roy Superior:
Patent Models For a Good Life

Feb 7 – Apr 19, 2014

The Center for Art in Wood will host a visual biography of painter, sculptor, and wood worker Roy Superior, featuring his functional furniture, pen and ink drawings, and patent models of imaginary machines. View the Exhibition online

Upcoming Events:




Center News:


We are happy to  announce some exciting upcoming events
Our upcoming exhibition, Bartram’s Boxes Remix will open on May 2nd, 2014. Come out and celebrate opening weekend with us, join us for dinner with the artists, or for a boat tour to Bartram’s Garden to visit the site that inspired the exhibition pieces!

The Center is happy to share the new Old City Highlights video created by Old City District. Showcasing the large variety of great businesses, attractions & activities in our neighborhood that take place every day! Watch the video.

The Center is pleased to announce that Karen Schoenewaldt has been hired to coordinate all exhibition and collection duties. Karen comes to the Center with 18 years of experience in registrar and project management duties, thirteen of which were recently at the Rosenbach Museum and Library in Philadelphia. Her title is Registrar. Welcome Karen!

Karen installs donor plaques on collection cabinet.

The Center for Art in Wood announces the kickoff of a $5 million campaign with a lead gift from the Windgate Charitable Foundation of $2 million. Half of the Windgate funds will endow the Center’s annual residency program, to be renamed the Windgate ITE International Residency. The remainder of the gift will be used for Center operations to support exhibitions, publications, programing outreach and staffing. Find out more.

View the Annual Event Program from the Center’s gala event!

Windgate Three Year Challenge Grant- We are thrilled to announce the Center has been awarded a 3 year, $600,000 challenge grant by the Windgate Charitable Foundation. Every dollar we raise up to $100,000 each year in 2012, 2013, and 2014, will be matched by Windgate with two dollars. More info or Join as a member today!

Bartram’s Boxes Remix- The Center for Art in Wood is pleased to offer a traveling exhibition to museums and venues throughout the country titled Bartram’s Boxes Remix. The Center invited artists to a unique opportunity to “remix” the history, inspirations and materials from one of America’s oldest gardens into sculptural objects and installations.  Learn more.