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Blueberry Wreath with Damselfly
Blueberry Wreath with Damselfly, 1996
Paul J. Stankard, American
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Techné: Ambassadors for International Craft

Techné puts you at the center of international craft. Immerse yourself in this expanding field and celebrate with fellow collectors and enthusiasts with a mutual passion for ceramics, glass, fiber and textiles, metal, and woodwork from around the world. Located in a city known for its rich craft tradition, the museum remains at the forefront of this vibrant, international field.

Techné offers dynamic programming that will inspire you through stimulating dialogue, the exchange of ideas, and shared experiences while drawing on the museum’s expertise, outstanding collection, and connections to the broad international spectrum of artists, media, and scholarship.

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Join Techné

Your membership funds Techné activities and supports a variety of craft-related programs and events at the museum. Become a Techné member at the $500 level or a Techné Benefactor at $1,000. You will enjoy members-only experiences related to our curatorial areas of American art, contemporary art, costume and textiles, East Asian art, European decorative arts, and South Asian art, including a private collection visit for Techné Benefactors only.

Membership in Techné is available exclusively to members of the museum.
Select your museum membership level and add Techné under Enhancements.

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A Leader in the Field

The museum has been a leader in contemporary craft since its founding in 1876, both promoting it as an important art form and acquiring outstanding examples. In 1977, The Women’s Committee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art launched its preeminent Craft Show, showcasing the highest-quality works for the widest possible audience. In 2003, Robert L. McNeil, Jr. made a transformative gift to endow the first curatorship in the United States dedicated to craft. Now, you can help shape the next generation of craft at the museum as a member of Techné.

For more information, please contact Development by phone at 215-684-7766 or by e-mail at .