RAIR Move Nights in the Yard: WALL-E

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RAIR was invited to work with French artist Mohamed Bourouissa during his production of the feature length film Horse Day. Fletcher Street Stables rider Pee Wee and his horse Rosie came to RAIR for a fitting of the custom costume RAIR made for the ‘Horse Tuning’ component of Bourouissa’s film. Photo by Lucia Thomé.

As part of the Center-funded project RAIR: Live at the Dump, RAIR (Recycled Artist in Residency) will screen the children’s science fiction movie WALL-E at its outdoor recycling facility in Northeast Philadelphia. Families are invited to participate in games, a photo booth, and t-shirt printing before the film screening.

Live at the Dump is an interactive, site-specific program that utilizes a series of films, performances, and discussions to increase public awareness of the waste stream and the role of art in shaping social and environmental consciousness.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; movie with Spanish subtitles begins after sundown at 8 p.m. Rain date: May 1.


JG, a 26 1/2-minute work in 35mm anamorphic film, was made possible by Center funding in 2010. This week Dean’s film will be shown at Film Forum in New York City.

Grants & Grantees

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.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Mark Beasley is a curator and writer from the United Kingdom who is currently the Robert and Arlene Kogod Secretarial Scholar, Curator of Media and Performance Art at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.

Grants & Grantees

Gerald Cyrus, Jr. is a visual artist and a 2005 Pew Fellow.

Grants & Grantees

Classically trained on the harp since age 11, Mary Lattimore (Pew Fellow, 2014) incorporates experimental techniques and technologies into her music, thereby extending the conventions of her instrument.

In commemoration of the 200th anniversary of Frankenstein, this exhibition will highlight two seminal Gothic works—Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel and Bram Stoker’s Dracula—through a selection of rare books, manuscripts, and artifacts to illustrate how these horror stories reflect ethical and scientific questions that continue to challenge us today.

Temple Contemporary’s director, Rob Blackson, talks with us about the shifting relationship between artist and curator, audience engagement, and collective authorship.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Steven Lubar is a professor in the department of American Studies at Brown University, and teaches in Brown’s Public Humanities program. He was a Center heritage panelist in 2013, and an LOI panelist in Exhibitions & Public Interpretation in 2015.

Grants & Grantees

The Brandywine River Museum planned for a 2015 exhibition by Los Angeles-based conceptual photographer James Welling, whose work takes inspiration from and pays homage to 20th-century American artist Andrew Wyeth.

Institute of Contemporary Art Director Amy Sadao on the impact of audience feedback on curatorial and programmatic decision-making.

The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage is pleased to announce that the 2017 guidelines for Project grant applications are now available.

Located outside of West Philadelphia, The Woodlands Trust for Historic Preservation is a 54-acre, 18th-century garden, cemetery, and mansion that offers the public one of the nation’s most architecturally sophisticated neoclassical houses from the years following the American Revolution.