The Design Center at Philadelphia University

A program of Philadelphia University, The Design Center presents exhibitions, tours, programs, college courses, and special events that demonstrate how design shapes everyday life. In 2008, The Design Center received Center support to develop Lace in Translation, an immersive exhibition of site-specific installations by three international artists, inspired by the Center’s historic Quaker Lace collection.

Grants & Grantees

Pew Fellow Lori Waselchuk’s photographs of post-Katrina New Orleans and the hospice at Angola Prison in Louisiana bring us into intimate contact with complex subjects.

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Tina Davidson is a composer and a 1992 Pew Fellow.

Pew Fellow and Philadelphia Poet Laureate Yolanda Wisher leads a poetry workshop and story circle in Historic Germantown.

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Theatre Exile produces risky and challenging plays that contain a sense of grit and passion.

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FringeArts underwent a major organizational and artistic expansion from June 2011 through May 2013, in order to launch a new visual arts program for its 2013 festival.

In this month’s Pew Fellows news highlights, CAConrad wins the Believer Poetry Award, Geoff Sobelle’s play The Object Lesson heads to Australia, and Opera Philadelphia presents Jennifer Higdon’s Cold Mountain.

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.

The New Year brings to the region an exciting array of Center-funded projects that promise to inspire, inform, and captivate audiences—from interdisciplinary works that blur boundaries in imaginative ways to unique commissions from international artists.

Grants & Grantees

Fleisher Art Memorial is a community arts organization dedicated to the ideal that people of all ethnicities and socioeconomic backgrounds have a right to experience art.

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The Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania is widely known for giving artists exhibitions at critical points in their careers.

The Association for Public Art presents an interactive, site-specific work by internationally recognized Chinese contemporary artist Cai Guo-Qiang.

Grants & Grantees

The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center is a nonprofit organization devoted to the study, practice, and appreciation of photography in the Philadelphia region.