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Since its founding in 1915, the PAA has presented the work of artists and designers working in a wide variety of media, from ceramics and jewelry to textiles and sculpture. Each year we present up to twelve new exhibitions featuring the work of emerging and established artists. Rather than understanding “craft” as a class of objects, the PAA encourages visitors to consider “craft” as a verb. This broader definition means that our exhibitions encompass a range of topics and types of work, from useful and decorative objects to sculpture and installations. Our diverse program of exhibitions, inspired by our setting in a masterfully crafted domestic space, can thus be communicated to visitors in engaging and unexpected ways.

Philadelphia Art Alliance provides the perfect setting for groups to experience craft and design.   Within the halls of our 100 year old home, teachers and professors have plenty of space to discuss the work with their students.

We also provide touring services, where our curator can guide you through Wetherill Mansion and share with you not only fascinating knowledge about the artwork, but the building itself.

Contact us at info@philartalliance.org or call us at 215-545-4302  to arrange for Group Pricing or Tour Pricing.

Groups → 5 -10 persons 

   $.50 reduction per ticket

   10+ persons

   $1.00 reduction per ticket


Tours →  5 -10 persons 

   $.50 reduction per ticket

   10+ persons

   $1.00 reduction per ticket 

+ $15 for tour guide 

Home Is Where You Hang Your Hat

May 28, 2015 to Aug 24, 2015

Home Is Where You Hang Your Hat

May 28, 2015 to Aug 24, 2015



As part of the 100th anniversary of the PAA, Home Is Where You Hang Your Hat is an exhibition that incorporates newly commissioned works by five Philadelphia-based design/build firms--Austin + Mergold, ISA, Moto Designshop, Plumbob, and Qb3--to create five separate but interrelated installations based on the history of the Wetherill mansion as well as the contemporary concept of the “house.” Each firm takes into account the ideological meanings associated with the history of domestic architecture, the original function of the building as a residence, and the physical features of the first and second floor galleries of the Art Alliance. The resulting installations are not an historical recreation of the building as a private home, but an interpretation of the concept of home—as a reflection of both social anxieties and desires—for a contemporary audience. Ultimately, the exhibition invites connections between design, architecture and conceptual art practices, bringing the usual assumptions of a design practice into the realm of installation art.

Support for Home Is Where You Hang Your Hat is provided by The Samuel S. Fels Fund, INTECH Construction, Drexel University, Saint-Gobain in North America, Stockton Real Estate Advisors, and Church Brick Company.

Additional support is provided by Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and members of the PAA.

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