The African American Museum in Philadelphia will present Tone Poems & Light Stories: The Great Migration, an exhibition of works originally commissioned for Scribe Video Center’s Center-funded project The Great Migration: A City Transformed (1916-30). An opening reception will be held Thursday, April 13, 6-8 p.m.
The Great Migration: A City Transformed was a multimedia exhibition exploring the history and impact of the Great Migration (1916–30) on Philadelphia, when blacks fled the South for economic opportunities in the Northern states, giving rise to new African American neighborhoods. Based on oral histories from Philadelphia residents who experienced the Great Migration first-hand, several artists created site-specific installations, interactive games, and audio tours to contribute to a comprehensive narrative of this significant cultural event.
The Philadelphia Mural Arts Program’s 2014 psychylustro murals are now preserved in a striking, full-color exhibition catalogue published by Walther König, Köln, alongside documentation of the sites’ pre-existing graffiti. The Print Center has also recently released a meticulously crafted artist’s book, Demetrius Oliver: Canicular, designed by Jeff Ramsey and featuring fold-out images of the 2014 exhibition,
As part of Historic Germantown’s ongoing project Elephants on the Avenue, visual artist and designer Ife Nii Owoo will lead a notebook and collage art workshop.
Orchestra 2001 commissioned and premiered works by three composers: Pulitzer Prize winners Paul Moravec and George Crumb, and Guggenheim Fellow Robert Maggio.
An experimental choreographer, Bel provokes his audiences with witty, cerebral presentations that pose questions about virtuosity and the nature of dance.
Coming up in May, take part in multidisciplinary Center-funded installations and participatory events that consider representations of Philadelphia through monumental public art, a community’s and artist’s response to the loss of a school, and the intersections of historical and theatrical storytelling.
Jim Hinz is a visual artist and a 2003 Pew Fellow.
Bartram’s Garden’s new nursery propagates and promotes native plants, including some first discovered by the Bartram family, the founders of the 45-acre National Historic Landmark.
Zoe Strauss: Ten Years, on view at the International Center of Photography in New York, has received recent media attention from a number of publications.
Kelsey Halliday Johnson is an independent curator whose work brings to light alternative and underrepresented histories and voices.
David Levine is an artist working in theater, performance, video, and photography. In 2015, Levine served as an LOI panelist in Performance.
The fourth event in a seven-part series organized by AUX Performance Space’s fifth Curatorial Fellow, Katya Grokhovsky.
Conceptual artist Hank Willis Thomas will recreate a city block with a series of 1:1 scale photographs of North Philadelphia’s people and buildings, installed in the galleries of the PPAC, inviting audiences to consider issues related to gentrification, and setting the stage for public forums and a crowd-sourced neighborhood image archive and exhibition.