Brandywine Conservancy and Brandywine River Museum

James Welling, Olsen House in Snow, 2010. Photo courtesy of James Welling.

The major repository of the art of three generations of Wyeths (H.C, Andy, and Jamie), and steward of hundreds of acres of land where the artists worked, the Brandywine Museum is a national treasure. Today, it is expanding its focus beyond the 19th and 20th centuries to include contemporary art. In doing so, museum staff plans to maintain close ties to the spirit of their core holdings. New commissions and exhibitions both inside Brandywine’s historic galleries (a converted millhouse) and on its surrounding properties will likely explore the gap between realism and representation so central to the Wyeths’ work. In 2013, the Center provided the Brandywine Museum a grant for the first of these projects: an exhibition by Los Angeles neo-conceptual photographer James Welling.


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

Elizabeth Armstrong joined the Palm Springs Art Museum in January 2015 as the Chief Executive Officer and Director. She served as a Center exhibitions panelist and LOI panelist in 2012.

In part I of this short, two-part interview between Tate Modern curator Catherine Wood and choreographer Jérôme Bel, they discuss the concept of “amateurism.”

The Barnes Foundation presents a day-long symposium on the history of flânerie and the contemporary race and gender politics enmeshed in the act of walking.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art hosted a tour of the locations of billboards upon which Zoe Strauss’ photographs were displayed during Zoe Strauss: Ten Years.

Grants & Grantees

Quite possibly the largest single-artist mural project in the United States, Steve Powers’ Love Letter comprises 50 painted walls running parallel to the elevated train line in West Philadelphia.

Grants & Grantees

The Fabric Workshop and Museum is an internationally renowned artist residency program with an active exhibition program.

Founded in 1910, International House Philadelphia (IHP) presents cultural programs in the areas of music, exhibitions, and cinema—the latter being its flagship program.

Vox Populi teamed up with Brooklyn-based curatorial collective Cleopatra’s to explore the current role of artist-run spaces within the broader artistic community.

Grants & Grantees

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.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Ronen Givony is the founder and artistic director of the Wordless Music Series and Orchestra, and the music director of SubCulture, both in New York City. He served as a Pew Fellowships panelist in 2011, and a Performance LOI panelist in 2015.

Grants & Grantees

Roko Kawai is a dance artist and a 2003 Pew Fellow.