Dan Byers is Senior Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. Previously, he served as the Richard Armstrong Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Carnegie Museum of Art. Byers was co-curator, with Daniel Baumann and Tina Kukielski, of the 2013 Carnegie International. Other recent projects include solo exhibitions of Cathy Wilkes, Ragnar Kjartansson, and James Lee Byars, as well as the group exhibitions Reanimation, featuring William E. Jones, Joachim Koester, and Nashashibi/Skaer; Ordinary Madness, a large-scale, wide-ranging exhibition drawn from the Carnegie’s collection of contemporary art; and the Pittsburgh Biennial, which featured artists such as Lenka Clayton, Zak Prekop, Peggy Ahwesh, and Frank Santoro. Byers contributed to the Center’s 2013 publication Pigeons on the Grass, Alas: Contemporary Curators Talk About the Field. He was a 2014 panelist and a 2015 LOI panelist, both in Exhibitions & Public Interpretation.
An array of imaginative public installations and creative community programs led by local artists and historians introduced audiences to the rich architectural heritage of the three-mile Philadelphia Rail Park, and culminated in a summer 2016 installment of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s popular Pop Up Garden.
Bebe Miller, the artistic director of Bebe Miller Dance Company in Columbus, Ohio, investigates a mix of text, performance, and visual presentation.
Sheila Hicks: 50 Years, the local iteration of the first US survey of the Paris-based American’s textile work at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, was curated by Jenelle Porter, who took time to answer a few brief questions.
Albert C. Barnes founded The Barnes Foundation in 1922 in Merion, Pennsylvania, to house his growing collection of modern art, African sculpture, and metalwork.
Ars Nova Workshop, a free jazz and experimental music presenter, has programmed nearly 500 events since 2000, often in atypical settings.
Visual artist and Pew Fellow Pepón Osorio talks about the relationship between artistic practice and “the local.”
Katharina Grosse and Carlos Basualdo will talk about Grosse’s psychylustro, a series of installations installed at seven locations between 30th Street and North Philadelphia stations.
Tacita Dean is esteemed for her drawings, photographs, prints, and sound works. In early 2013, her new film, JG, was on view at the Arcadia University Art Gallery.
Gabriel Martinez is a visual artist and a 2001 Pew Fellow.
Composer Jace Clayton and Barnes Foundation executive director and president Thom Collins on presenting a site-specific performance informed by the artworks of the Barnes.
This interactive, site-specific program invited audiences to explore a Northeast Philadelphia recycling facility from the artist’s perspective, with a series of films, performances, and discussions focused on increasing public awareness of the waste stream and the role of art in shaping social and environmental consciousness.
Tim Grove is chief of museum learning at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., where he oversees programming and works on exhibition and web development.