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.
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.
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.
Three international designers created new works that reconceptualized conventional notions of lace.
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.
Muhsana Ali is a visual artist and a 2002 Pew Fellow.
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.
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.
We asked the 2013 Pew Fellow poets to share samples of their work. Watch Frank Sherlock read a selection from his poem “Little Sensation.”
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.
Tracie Morris is a poet, performer, and scholar and an associate professor of humanities and media studies at Pratt Institute.
This exhibition, the first major survey of Kasten’s work, broadly situates her legacy in relationship to contemporary art, beyond a strictly photographic history.