The James A. Michener Art Museum presents Charles Sheeler: Fashion, Photography, and Sculptural Form, an exhibition of painter and photographer Charles Sheeler’s little-known fashion photography created for Condé Nast between 1926 and 1931—a body of work that significantly informed the aesthetic vision of one of American modernism’s founding figures. Through a collection of paintings, photographs, textile designs, and mannequins styled in original fashions that replicate his photographic strategies, the exhibition will enable visitors to make connections between Sheeler’s photographic experimentations at Condé Nast and how the artist translated this work into the industrial paintings and photographs that established his career.
Vox Populi is a member-run artist collective that presents exhibitions, performances, and other gallery talks, performances, lectures, and related events.
taisha paggett is a Los Angeles-based artist whose individual and collaborative work for the stage, gallery, and public space takes up questions of the body, agency, and the phenomenology of race and gender. In 2015, paggett served as a Performance LOI panelist.
Louis Massiah is a filmmaker and a 1994 Pew Fellow.
A choreographer best known for her work in contemporary Cuban dance, Boan shared her work with the Philadelphia community from 2005–10.
“The major concern of my work is to paint the invisible,” says Joy Feasley, a painter and a 2011 Pew Fellow.
Phillip Seitz is a curator with a particular interest in using history to address legacies of slavery in the United States, and to attempt to begin processes of healing for African-Americans living with those legacies.
Published in 2006, What Makes a Great Exhibition? is vital reading for arts professionals, art and curatorial studies students, art historians, practicing artists, and anyone curious about exhibition-making today.
Fleisher Art Memorial is a community arts organization dedicated to the ideal that people of all ethnicities and socioeconomic backgrounds have a right to experience art.
The Library Company of Philadelphia hosts an opening reception for Common Touch: The Art of the Senses in the History of the Blind.
Internationally recognized artist Cai Guo-Qiang will energize the Benjamin Franklin Parkway with an interactive public artwork of 27 “fireflies”—luminous, kinetic sculptures inspired by Chinese pedicycles—which the many daily Parkway visitors can experience in motion as carriage passengers, pedestrians, and motorists.
Leigh Ann Hahn plays a crucial role in Grand Performances’ capacity to fund and present up to 70 performances and themed festivals each summer.