Pew Fellow, 1994
A 2002 MacArthur Fellow and early member of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, George Lewis is the Edwin H. Case Professor of American Music at Columbia University.
This new theater work was a cowboy-clown odyssey presenting fragments of a mythic American desertscape.
Tanya Hamilton is a filmmaker and a 2004 Pew Fellow in media.
In 1998 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 12 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 52 dance, music, theater, and visual arts organizations in the greater Philadelphia region.
Playwright and Pew Fellow James Ijames talks about how history influences his work, the importance of failure, and more.
The Village of Arts and Humanities supports the voices and aspirations of the community and inspires people to be agents of positive change through programs that encompass arts and culture, engage youth, revitalize community, preserve heritage, and respect the environment.
Song ErRui, the daughter of artists Song Dong and Yin Xiuzhen, talks about her contribution to her parents’ exhibition, “The Way of Chopsticks,” her life as a young artist, and artistic collaboration.
Francine Prose is the author of many works of fiction, including Blue Angel, which was a finalist for the 2000 National Book Award.
Theatre Exile produced the Philadelphia premiere of Martin McDonagh’s darkly comic bloodbath.
Joy Bivins is director of curatorial affairs at the Chicago History Museum.
At the time of Occupy Wall Street, the Center commissioned this essay by Moore, one of the instigators of The Real Estate Show, a 1980 exhibition in New York’s Lower East Side on gentrification and property ownership.
This spring, the Free Library of Philadelphia is showcasing fraktur, the historical Pennsylvania German folk art style, with Framing Fraktur. This Center-funded exhibition places contemporary art, including drawings, paintings, woodblock prints, and embroideries, alongside traditional works drawn from the Library’s Rare Book Department collection.