Dancing around the Bride in the New York Times

Art handlers install Philippe Parreno’s marquee at the entrance of Dancing around the Bride at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Photo by Constance Mensh, courtesy of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

During Dancing around the Bride’s run at the Philadelphia Museum of Art from October 2012 to January 2013, the exhibition received a string of glowing reviews from the New York Times.

Holland Cotter wrote, “Just under the wire, I’ve found a top candidate for favorite museum show of the year. […] An ensemble performance entirely of stars, with an elusive sun, Marcel Duchamp, at the center, it focuses on a transformative moment in American Modernism when a heroic view of art ended, and another view, cool, wry, and brainy, began.” Read more >

In a 1968 Newsweek interview, Johns called Cunningham his “favorite artist in any field” and described his work as having a “fascinating richness and multiplicity of direction.” Alastair Macaulay expanded on these threads and others after speaking with the then 82-year-old artist about working with Merce Cunningham and Marcel Duchamp and the interconnectivity of their professional lives. Read more >

In another article by Macaulay, he called the exhibit “a triumph,” saying that it “successfully illustrated many (by no means all) of the connections among these five very different men—still provocative, still rightly controversial—and proved stimulating, informative, enlightening.” Read more >

Composer and Pew Fellow Andrea Clearfield on what inspired her to dedicate her first opera to the life of an 11th-century Tibetan yogi, the influence of composer Margaret Garwood on her practice, and more.

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Canuso’s new solo work Midway Avenue built on research initiated with UK-based choreographer Wendy Houstoun, premiered in May 2014 as part of FringeArts’ year-round programming.

Located in Independence National Historical Park, the Independence Visitor Center is the official visitor center of Philadelphia and the region and is the primary point of orientation for Independence National Historical Park, the City of Philadelphia, and the Southern New Jersey and Delaware River Waterfronts, as well as Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties in Pennsylvania.

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Lamont B. Steptoe is a poet and a 2006 Pew Fellow.

The Philadelphia Mural Arts Program’s 2014 psychylustro murals are now preserved in a striking, full-color exhibition catalogue published by Walther König, Köln, alongside documentation of the sites’ pre-existing graffiti. The Print Center has also recently released a meticulously crafted artist’s book, Demetrius Oliver: Canicular, designed by Jeff Ramsey and featuring fold-out images of the 2014 exhibition,

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Linh Dinh is a poet and a 1993 Pew Fellow.

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Mei-ling Hom is a visual artist and a 1998 Pew Fellow.

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Ars Nova Workshop, a free jazz and experimental music presenter, has programmed nearly 500 events since 2000, often in atypical settings.

Join the museum staff and community members for a thoughtful conversation regarding various topics raised in the Creative Africa exhibition.

Drozdowski, a curator of performance, will host European duo Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion for a two-week retrospective of their collaborative career.

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Annenberg Center Live presented Basil Twist’s Petrushka and held workshops for local puppeteers, which included a tour of Twist’s studio.

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The Philadelphia Singers is a professional choral ensemble with a commitment to preserving and strengthening America’s rich choral heritage.