As the culmination of its 18-month project Elephants on the Avenue: Race, Class, and Community in Historic Germantown, Historic Germantown presents a gallery exhibition of artworks created through the program’s various workshops and classes. The exhibition will feature works created by community members alongside commissioned pieces by visual artists Ife Nii Owoo, Diane Pieri, Barbara Bullock, and Pew Fellow Benjamin Volta, as well as poets and Pew Fellows Sonia Sanchez and Yolanda Wisher.
Elephants on the Avenue is a series of public programs and community events that use the arts as a catalyst for community dialogue and engagement around race and class in the diverse Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia. Led by collaborating artists and historians, these interpretive programs creatively explore such themes as indifference and respect, racism and tolerance, slavery and abolition, and exclusion and inclusion.
The sixth event in a seven-part series organized by AUX Performance Space’s fifth Curatorial Fellow, Katya Grokhovsky.
Michael Olszewski is a visual artist and a 2003 Pew Fellow.
The Philadelphia Museum of Art reopens its eight South Asian art galleries, featuring nearly 3,000 works spanning over 2,500 years.
In 2004 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 12 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 76 dance, music, theater, and visual arts organizations and practitioners in the greater Philadelphia region.
Swenbeck is a 2013 Pew Fellow and visual artist, and his fascination with the macabre has filtered into his idiosyncratic sculptures, paintings, photographs, and installations.
This exhibition, the first major survey of Kasten’s work, broadly situates her legacy in relationship to contemporary art, beyond a strictly photographic history.
Thelma Golden has been the director and chief curator at the Studio Museum in Harlem since 2000.
Al-Bustan’s concert series featured three virtuosic international guest artists making their Philadelphia debuts, each of whom performed with Al-Bustan’s resident takht ensemble.
Composer Jace Clayton and Barnes Foundation executive director and president Thom Collins on presenting a site-specific performance informed by the artworks of the Barnes.
Ally is a performance-as-exhibition, conceived by MacArthur Fellow Janine Antoni in collaboration with pioneering choreographer Anna Halprin and contemporary dance artist Stephen Petronio.
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.
WHYY is the region’s leading public media company and PBS/NPR member station serving one of the nation’s top 10 markets, with more than 2.9 million households in the 5-county greater Philadelphia region, the State of Delaware, and all of Southern New Jersey.