The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) presented Pop Up Garden: An Exploration of the Philadelphia Rail Park, a series of imaginative public installations and creative community programs led by local artists and historians that introduced audiences to the rich architectural heritage of the three-mile Philadelphia Rail Park. Utilizing archival research and community feedback gathered during a series of interpretive programs, local artists, designers, and historians created public installations inspired by the Reading Viaduct. These included Auditus Natura Terminale, a new ephemeral sound work by research-based artist Abby Sohn. The project culminated in a summer 2016 installment of PHS’ popular Pop Up Garden, inspired by the rail park’s native plant life and rich architectural heritage, while also considering its future.
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Made up of over 100 local Quaker Meeting communities in Eastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, Delaware, and Eastern Maryland, the Arch Street Meeting House is a regional hub for the Quaker community.
The new web-based publication In Terms of Performance provokes dialogue, debate, and discovery in an anthology of keywords designed to generate shared literacies.
The first in a series of events programmed around the exhibition Barbara Kasten: Stages, the ICA hosts a conversation with artist Sarah Crowner and art historians Christine Poggi and Jenni Sorkin.
Opera Philadelphia seeks to create productions of classic and new operatic works that assemble the finest international creative artists, and present a wide array of programming that educates, deepens, and diversifies opera audiences.
The Wilma Theater developed a new play with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel and a full company of actors, charting a Marine’s complicated return home from war.
Filmmaker and Pew Fellow Mark Kendall on the first work of art that inspired his practice, his experimental approach to filmmaking, and more.
Jenny Sabin writes about designing a “Greenhouse for the Future,” part of the American Philosophical Society’s Center-funded Greenhouse Projects.
Supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, the Chester Cultural Corridor Initiative takes a novel approach to city planning, using theater and community dialogue to inform the revitalization of the Chester Cultural Corridor (C3) along Avenue of the States between City Hall and Widener University.
Cesar Garcia is the founding director and chief curator of the Mistake Room, Los Angeles. A curator, writer and educator, Garcia formerly served as the associate director and senior curator of LAXART.
Alice Schell is a fiction writer and a 1994 Pew Fellow.
Commissioned by the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University with Center support, A Fierce Kind of Love is a new play by theater artists Suli Holum and David Bradley.
Choreographer and dancer Jungwoong Kim was born and raised in South Korea, where he studied traditional Korean dance and martial arts, and now resides in Philadelphia.