2014 Year in Review

1/7: The sold-out audience at “Gospel Meets Symphony,” the finale concert of the Mann Center for the Performing Arts” Philadelphia Freedom Festival, July 19, 2014. Photo by Derek Brad.
2/7: Israel Galván of Nuevo Flamenco: The Galván Legacy, the centerpiece of Pasión y Arte’s 2014 Flamenco Festival, performing La Curva. Photo by Felix Vazquez.
3/7: 3711 Melon Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19104. Photo by Patrick Grossi, courtesy of Temple Contemporary.
4/7: New Paradise Laboratories’ The Adults, at the Painted Bride Art Center. Photo by Plate 3 Photography.
5/7: Creole United performs at ZYDECO CROSSROADS event at WXPN. Photo by John Vettese.
6/7: Ann Hamilton, the event of a thread (installation view), 2013. Score by David Lang. Commissioned by the Park Avenue Armory for the 55,000-square-foot Wade Thompson Drill Hall, New York. Photo by Thibault Jeanson.
7/7: Community feast on Pearl Street, using tables and chairs designed by Walter Hood, built by community members during an Asian Arts Initiative block party. Photo by Tim Kyuman Lee.

The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage’s 2014 Year in Review celebrates a spectacular year of innovative cultural presentations and stimulating discussions, as well as a look at some of the exciting Center-funded projects on the horizon.

In 2014, the Center awarded over $9.3 million for 35 Project Grants, 12 Pew Fellowships, and two of our new Advancement Grants. We asked cultural practitioners to engage in dialogue on issues critical to artistic practice, and we welcomed our newest visiting scholar to the Center.

View the 2014 Year in Review here>>.

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania invites the public to learn more about African American women of the early 1800s who worked to end slavery, and to consider how this history illuminates our lives today. This lecture is part of An Artist Embedded, which explores, via a series of public events with visiting artists and scholars, how historical events are related to contemporary issues in the United States.

Grants & Grantees

The first artistic collaboration between New Paradise Laboratories founding company members and newer, younger members, The Adults premiered at the 2014 Fringe Fringe Festival in Philadelphia.

Grants & Grantees

Three international designers created new works that reconceptualized conventional notions of lace.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Daniel Tucker is an artist, writer, and organizer who develops documentaries, publications, and events inspired by his interest in social movements and the people and places from which they emerge.

Grants & Grantees

Muhsana Ali is a visual artist and a 2002 Pew Fellow.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Paul Ha is a museum director widely recognized for his support of influential artists early in their careers, and with raising the visibility of the organizations he heads.

Questions of Practice

Osby is an award-winning contemporary jazz musician, a 2012 Pew Fellow, and the recipient of such honors as a Doris Duke Composition Fellowship and the Chamber Music America Composers Award.

Questions of Practice

We asked the 2013 Pew Fellow poets to share samples of their work. Watch Frank Sherlock read a selection from his poem “Little Sensation.”

Collaborators & Colleagues

Philip M. Katz, Ph.D., is the director of projects at the Council of Independent Colleges. Previously, he was assistant director for research at the American Alliance of Museums.

In the second iteration of the Center’s danceworkbook series, dancer and choreographer Roko Kawai reflects upon and shares images of her dance work since 1992.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Tracie Morris is a poet, performer, and scholar and an associate professor of humanities and media studies at Pratt Institute.

Grants & Grantees

This exhibition, the first major survey of Kasten’s work, broadly situates her legacy in relationship to contemporary art, beyond a strictly photographic history.