Pew Fellow Meg Foley presents action is primary, an exhibition and performance series featuring photographic, moving-image, sonic, and written documentation of up to 750 dances, which Foley performs on a daily basis at 3:15pm. Foley trained three additional dancers in her improvisational practice, who will contribute to the resulting exhibition that documents the development of the creative process, facilitated by New York City-based choreographer Jeanine Durning.
View the full schedule of performances and events here.
Pew Fellow Yolanda Wisher was appointed the third Philadelphia Poet Laureate by Mayor Jim Kenney on February 5, 2016.
The Voice of a Visionary explores the profound work of Schubert in his last year, featuring Piano Sonata in A Major and Schwanengesang.
Mei-ling Hom is a visual artist and a 1998 Pew Fellow.
Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture presents a talk by Dr. Dede Fairchild Ruggles on sound and scent in the Andalusian Garden, in conjunction with Words Adorned: Andalusian Poetry and Music.
A classical music composer and pianist, Michael Djupstrom (Pew Fellow, 2014) seeks to connect with audiences by bridging traditional and contemporary styles of musical expression.
We speak to postmodern dance pioneer Anna Halprin about her introduction to dance, various turning points in her artistic career, and the importance of creating dance that responds to pressing social and political issues.
Basekamp is a loose collective of artists and attenuated artist networks that produces, manages, and stewards projects outside of the art market and established arts institutions.
Two of India’s preeminent artists, Carnatic vocalist T.M. Krishna and bharata natyam dancer Priyadarsini Govind, will fuse classical South Indian music and dance in a world premiere that is the culmination of a two-year artistic collaboration, and is inspired by themes of liberty and freedom drawn from Philadelphia’s history.
The Barnes Foundation presented a major exhibition of work by Nigerian-born, London-based artist Yinka Shonibare, including a new commission, plus works of sculpture, photography, painting, and installation.
Cliveden of the National Trust is an 18th-century historic house and the site of the 1777 Battle of Germantown. A National Historic Landmark, Cliveden was the summer home of prominent colonial attorney Benjamin Chew.
Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2012 by collaborating with contemporary choreographer Mark Morris on an original Center-funded dance piece.
The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education commissions art that more directly fulfills its missions of land preservation, restoration, and education.