Amada Cruz is The Sybil Harrington Director of the Phoenix Art Museum. Prior to her appointment, Cruz served as executive director at San Antonio-based Artpace, known for its international artist residency and exhibition programs. She also previously served as program director for United States Artists in Los Angeles, where she was responsible for all programming activities of the Ford and Rockefeller Foundations initiative. Previous appointments include executive director of Artadia: The Fund for Art & Dialogue director of the Center for Curatorial Studies Museum at Bard College; acting chief curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; and associate curator at the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Born in Havana, Cruz began her career as a curatorial intern at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. Cruz has served as a juror and advisor for numerous selection panels for institutional and individual grants across the country. In 2016, she served as a Pew Fellowships panelist.
In 1996 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 12 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 28 dance and theater organizations in the greater Philadelphia region.
Pew Fellow and visual artist Benjamin Volta leads an artmaking workshop as part of Historic Germantown’s ongoing Center-funded project Elephants on the Avenue.
Tracie Morris is a poet, performer, and scholar and an associate professor of humanities and media studies at Pratt Institute.
Pew Fellow Raphael Xavier takes his Center-supported autobiographical dance, The Unofficial Guide to Audience Watching Performance, to Chicago.
Zoe Strauss is a visual artist and a 2005 Pew Fellow.
In 1999 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 12 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 46 dance, music, theater, and visual arts organizations and practitioners in the greater Philadelphia region.
Rose Sherman joined the Minnesota Historical Society in 1999 as director of enterprise technology.
Stephen Berg, a 1993 Pew Fellow in Literature and founder of the American Poetry Review and Zig Zag Press, passed away on June 12.
Eckes’ poetry documents the voices and histories of urban life through narrative-driven, investigative, and experimental texts that draw from sources such as news archives, personal accounts, and corporate correspondence.
Saxophonist and Pew Fellow Matthew Levy on what motivates his multi-faceted practice as a musician, composer, and commissioner/producer of new music, his daily art-making routine, and more.
Pew Fellow Yolanda Wisher leads a workshop exploring creative reflection in conjunction with the Center-funded Elephants on the Avenue, presented by Historic Germantown.
In 1993 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 16 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 13 dance organizations in the greater Philadelphia region.