Fleisher Art Memorial

Fleisher Art Memorial is a community arts organization that provides access to tuition-free or low-cost classes and workshops for over 17,000 children and adults annually. Fleisher was founded in 1898 by textiles mogul Samuel S. Fleisher, who believed in empowering the individual to build a stronger community. The organization’s Community Partnerships in the Arts (CPA) program brings creative art-making experiences to children and youth in public schools and community after-school programs, while its FAMbassadors program connects grassroots community advisors with community members to deepen relationships and develop new approaches to outreach efforts through art. Center funding in 2013 supported an initiative to extend Fleisher’s reach to surrounding immigrant communities, allowing the organization to engage more diverse audiences and serve the neighborhood in which it resides. In 2016, Fleisher received Center support for Bring Your Own Project, a creative “place-keeping” project that will put Fleisher’s spaces and resources into the hands of Southeast Philadelphia community members through artistic residency partnerships with Casa de los Soles and VietLEAD.


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The Philadelphia Art Alliance commissioned the Miss Rockaway Armada, an internationally recognized group of artists and performers from all over the country, to install a building-wide exhibition.

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The Association for Public Art (formerly the Fairmount Park Art Association) is the nation’s first private, nonprofit organization dedicated to integrating public art and urban planning.

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Named for Doylestown’s most famous son, the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer James A. Michener, this museum was founded in 1988 with a regional focus, housing a collection of Pennsylvania impressionist paintings.

The Philadelphia Art Alliance’s 2011 exhibition Let Me Tell You About a Dream I Had: The Miss Rockaway Armada received media attention from a number of publications.

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Janet Pilla reconstructed, documented, and performed the 30-minute solo The Farewell, Pauline Koner’s iconic tribute to Doris Humphrey.

In the second segment of our three-part conversation with Center Visiting Artist Ain Gordon, he discusses his work throughout his residency period, including his role in the Center’s Push Me, Pull You project.

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Pig Iron is a company specializing in exuberant ensemble-devised works. The organization has begun to train the next generation of daring physical theater artists through the Pig Iron School of Advanced Performing Training.

In conjunction with its ongoing project Endless Shout, the Institute of Contemporary Art presents a conversation between visual artist Charles Gaines and poet Fred Moten.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Eungie Joo is the director of art and cultural programs at Instituto Inhotim in Brumadinho, Brazil, a contemporary art complex.

The William Way LGBT Community Center is a non-profit organization serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender populations of Philadelphia and its nearby communities.

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Michael Olszewski is a visual artist and a 2003 Pew Fellow.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Susan Bernofsky is an author and German-language literature translator. She directs the literary translation program in the School of the Arts MFA Writing Program at Columbia University.