The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia will develop a contemporary exhibition plan to restage the Philadelphia City Planning Commission’s 1947 Better Philadelphia Exhibition—a pivotal historic project that helped define urban redevelopment in the region. The original exhibition was the brainchild of architect Oskar Stonorov and civic leader Walter Phillips, and was installed on two floors of the Gimbels department store in downtown Philadelphia. Drawing nearly 400,000 visitors in 1947, the exhibition promoted the work of the Planning Commission and the importance of urban planning, civic responsibility, and residential growth. Marking the 70th anniversary of the original staging, Revisiting a Better Philadelphia: 1947-2017 will ground the city’s current period of economic redevelopment within a deeper historical context, while inviting dialogue about how to strengthen diverse community growth and preserve Philadelphia’s architectural heritage.
Additional unrestricted funds are added to each grant for general operating support.
Marginal Utility’s Five Acts: Chronicles of Dissent was featured on Artforum’s website.
Nette Compton is senior director of ParkCentral and City Park Development for the Trust for Public Land in New York City.
Ann Philbin has directed the Hammer Museum at UCLA since 1999. Prior to her arrival at the Hammer, she was director of the Drawing Center in New York.
Susan Stockton recently retired as the president of the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, a position she held since September of 2003. She is currently studying creative writing at Oxford University. Stockton served as a 2015 Performance LOI panelist.
Curatorial planning informed a series of exhibitions presented during the 2010 National Council on Education in the Ceramic Arts Conference.
Thomas Lax, curator of performance at MoMA, addresses the reality that many museum visitors “lead with their iPads and smartphones.”
One of the first venues in the United States dedicated to the appreciation of limited edition prints, the Print Center has expanded its purview to include photography and ephemera.
Interdisciplinary artist Martha McDonald presents a site-specific installation and performance at RAIR’s recycling facility and artist space.
This exhibition, the first major survey of Kasten’s work, broadly situates her legacy in relationship to contemporary art, beyond a strictly photographic history.
Dubbed a “master storyteller” by The Independent, William Dalrymple is a renowned historian, bestselling author, essayist, curator, and co-founder and co-director of the Jaipur Literature Festival, the largest literary festival in the world.
Founded in 1824 in Philadelphia, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania is home to 600,000 printed items and more than 21 million manuscript and graphic items.
The members of the Liberian Women’s Chorus for Change will adapt existing folk songs and write new ones in traditional styles, in the hopes of subverting historical narratives in which women are blamed, stigmatized, or victimized.