The Wagner Free Institute of Science, dedicated to providing free public education in science since 1855, seeks to develop new partnerships with higher education institutions to respond to growing demand from college and graduate students for access to its resources. The Wagner’s annual audience has grown significantly, from 16,000 visitors in 2000 to 35,000 in 2011, with an increase in student attendees of over 200 percent. After devoting resources to children’s science education programs over the past decade, as well as building and collection maintenance, the Wagner is now developing its capacity to work with colleges and universities. The Wagner has assembled an advisory group of academics and museum professionals to research possibilities for partnerships and the forms they might take, and to develop a structure for collaborations that enrich current programming. The planning process, which is broadening the Wagner’s network of scholars and field leaders, is also providing the institute with useful information on other successful models in the field, resulting in a recommended framework for establishing new alliances.1
Established in 1963, Pennsylvania Ballet has extended its important Balanchine-based repertoire by presenting new works by a variety of contemporary choreographers.
Michael Hurwitz is a visual artist and a 1999 Pew Fellow.
As curator of visual arts at MASS MoCA since 2006, Susan Cross has organized a string of major exhibitions.
Hellmut Gottschild is a dancer and a 1992 Pew Fellow.
In the second segment of our three-part conversation with Center Visiting Artist Ain Gordon, he discusses his work throughout his residency period, including his role in the Center’s Push Me, Pull You project.
In August 2011, the Philadelphia Inquirer hailed Opera Philadelphia’s transformation as a “haven for new opera.”
André Kimo Stone Guess is an internationally respected leader with more than two decades of combined experience in arts management, finance, and nonprofit executive leadership.
Vox Populi is a member-run artist collective that presents exhibitions, performances, and other gallery talks, performances, lectures, and related events.
Dr. Emil Kang serves as executive director for the arts at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, a post created in 2005 to help unify and elevate the performing arts at the university.
Opera Philadelphia will develop the American Repertoire Council, a national advisory body charged with assessing and deconstructing the company’s process for creating new operatic works.
AUX Curatorial Fellow Jamillah James presents a screening of The Fantasies Given to Us May Never Be Fixed, followed by a performance from Philadelphia-based artists Kris Harzinski and Will Haughery.
The Philadelphia Inquirer featured the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts’ fundraising campaign for its Pennsylvania’s Top 10 Endangered Artifacts project.