“I believe […] that one service I can give to these people is to not edit their stories.”
Daniel Heyman’s (b. 1963) works on paper capture the images and words of Iraqi torture victims from United States facilities like Abu Ghraib. Several of these images were created while sitting in the room with the victim and listening to his testimony. He says, “One service I can give to these people is to not edit their stories.” Heyman was honored with a 2010 Guggenheim Fellowship in fine arts. His work has been exhibited at Cade Tompkins Projects, Providence, RI; the Museum of Art, University of Iowa, Iowa City; the Katzen Center Museum of Art, American University, Washington, D.C.; the Print Center, Philadelphia; International Print Center, New York; and Crane Archive Space, Philadelphia. His work appears in numerous collections, some of which include the Baltimore Museum of Art, MD; the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH; the Library of Congress, Washington, DC; and the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT. Heyman received his A.B. from Dartmouth College, and his M.F.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.
The Barnes Foundation presents a series of artist lectures and gallery talks.
Odean Pope is a saxophonist and composer, and a 1992 Pew Fellow.
Vox Populi presented a group exhibition with guest-curator Malik Gaines that explored various tactics for representing the complex, contradictory legacies of cultural difference.
An untapped aspect of the Philadelphia region’s artistic heritage will be brought to light in an exhibition of painter and photographer Charles Sheeler’s little-known fashion photography created for Condé Nast between 1926 and 1931—a body of work that significantly informed the aesthetic vision of one of American modernism’s founding figures.
Zoe Strauss: Ten Years, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, received media attention from a number of publications.
Pew Fellow and poet Brian Teare (2015) has been awarded a residency through the Center’s ongoing partnership with MacDowell Colony.
An urban performing arts center on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania, the Annenberg Center presents touring theater, jazz, and world music.
“My thinking as a curator has been informed by ‘other lives’ that I’ve been fortunate to live and I continue to think about exhibitions from the perspective of what’s new that can be brought to the table.”
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.
Mural Arts hosts an exhibition of photojournalist Martha Cooper’s photographic preservation of graffiti and Steve Weinik’s documentation of psychylustro by Katharina Grosse.
The Community Education Center produced the 25th New Edge Artists Service Program and Performance Series, connecting emerging and established artists with resources to rehearse and showcase their work.
One of Philadelphia’s smartest and scrappiest small, no-profit art spaces, Marginal Utility is known for forging long-term commitments with artists.