The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society will open Pop Up Garden: An Exploration of the Philadelphia Rail Park on June 1. The pop up garden will include a series of imaginative installations and creative community interventions by local artists and historians that will introduce audiences to the rich architectural heritage of the three-mile Philadelphia Rail Park. A sound installation created by artist Abby Sohn and archival images provided by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania will engage visitors with the emerging ecology and cultural history of the rail line.
Susan Franano offers services through Franano Arts Management Consulting following nine years as executive director of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra.
The New Year brings to the region an exciting array of Center-funded projects that promise to inspire, inform, and captivate audiences—from interdisciplinary works that blur boundaries in imaginative ways to unique commissions from international artists.
These catalogues provide insights from a variety of artists and scholars and delve into the projects’ artistic and community engagement processes.
As part of Cliveden’s Living Kitchens, Cliveden presents a series of “Kitchen Conversations”—moderated discussions with scholars, community members, and activists about issues surrounding race, history, and memory.
The International House presented Pop Cinema, curated by William Kaizen, the first exhibition to offer its subject as a distinct film genre.
Edmunds, executive and artistic director of the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA, is The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage’s first visiting scholar. Paula Marincola, the Center’s executive director, spoke with her about the opportunity.
Three concerts showcased classical Carnatic music of Southern India.
Built in Germantown from 1765–68, the Johnson House is a National Historic Landmark, documented as a site for Underground Railroad activities.
Philadelphia Photo Arts Center presents a community exhibition comprised of crowd-sourced photographs from residents of Philadelphia’s South Kensington neighborhood.
The Legacy Center at Drexel holds the records of the Women’s Medical College of Pennsylvania, which was established in 1850 as the first medical school for women in the United States.
As the Center has opened the cycle for 2016 grants, the program directors share insights into the application process.
Informed by first-person accounts of the Women, Infants, and Children (W.I.C.) nutritional assistance program, this mobile exhibition and series of public programs will explore the lived experience of welfare and expand the Philadelphia Public History Truck’s programmatic focus.