Pew Fellow and choreographer Kate Watson-Wallace created Store, the third installment of a trilogy of site-specific dance works performed in everyday spaces. Store was preceded by House, performed in a row home, and Car, in which the audience viewed the performance as passengers in a car. Performed inside an abandoned megastore, Store addressed concerns of how and why we buy, chronicling the “inner life of the American consumer,” according to Watson-Wallace. Watson-Wallace was joined on stage by Makoto Hirano, Jaamil Kosoko, Lorin Lyle, John Luna, and Heather Murphy. Following its Philadelphia premiere, the work traveled to the Kelly Strayhorn Theater in Pittsburgh.
Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, founding director of Urban Bush Women, on why “wanting profound social change and being an artist [are] not contradictory or binary places.”
Dutch artist Jeanne van Heeswijk will initiate collaborations that reimagine Philadelphia’s changing landscape through a series of installations and events across the city, laying the foundation for an installation that will activate the Museum’s Perelman Building.
On Monday, June 15, 2015, we announced and honored the 2015 grantees of The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage with a celebration at the Curtis Institute of Music.
Dance and choreographer Megan Bridge co-directs < fidget >, a platform for her collaborative work with composer, designer, and musicologist Peter Price.
Legendary saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter performed with his quartet at the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Art After 5 series in the spring of 2010, after receiving support from Center to commission Shorter for a new work for its highly regarded series.
An artist talk with Michael Rakowitz, who will discuss his participatory performance and radio project, A Desert Home Companion.
As a presenting arts organization, the Painted Bride offers a wide range of work in music, dance, spoken word, and theater.
Wu Peter Tang is a musician and a 2004 Pew Fellow in folk and traditional arts.
A weeklong series honored the prolific composer’s 75th birthday with concerts, lectures, and workshops.
A Philadelphia dancer/choreographer with a penchant for humor and surprise, Gabrielle Revlock is a former Jeanne Ruddy Dance company member.
Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series has been presenting innovative works in the Philadelphia area since 1984, most recently showcasing the work of choreographer Trisha Brown, as well as John Jasperse and Urban Bush Women, and international artists Khmer Arts Ensemble and Compagnie Jant-Bi.
In response to its expanded focus on collecting and presenting regional studio crafts, the James A. Michener Museum organized the first retrospective of the sculpted-bronze art furniture of Paul Evans, the Bucks County, Pennsylvania artist.