Elisabeth Sussman

Elisabeth Sussman.

Elisabeth Sussman is curator and Sondra Gilman Curator of Photography at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Most recently, she co-curated the 2012 Whitney Biennial with independent curator Jay Sanders. Sussman’s Gordon Matta-Clark: “You Are the Measure” was awarded the AICA award for best monographic show in New York (2007–08). She has organized many other Whitney exhibitions including William Eggleston: Democratic Camera, Photographs and Video, 1961–2008 (with Thomas Weski); Remote Viewing: Invented Worlds in Recent Painting and Drawing; Mike Kelley: Catholic Tastes; Nan Goldin: I’ll Be Your Mirror (with David Armstrong); Keith Haring; and the museum’s 1993 Biennial Exhibition. Her exhibitions have received critical acclaim including an International Art Critics Association First Prize for the full retrospective of Eva Hesse she co-organized with Renate Petzinger in 2001. She has been awarded fellowships from the Rockefeller Foundation at the Rockefeller Study and Conference Center in Bellagio, Italy in 1999, and at the Getty Research Institute in 2003. She sat on the Center’s Pew Fellowships panel in 2010. Most recently, she served as a 2014 panelist and LOI panelist in Exhibitions & Public Interpretation, as well a 2014 Pew Fellowships evaluator.


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By connecting people with wildlife, the Philadelphia Zoo creates joyful discovery and inspires action for animals and habitats, and is home to more than 1,300 animals, many of them rare and endangered.

A trio of concerts from the world-acclaimed pianist Jonathan Biss, tenor Mark Padmore, violist Hsin-Yun Huang, and the Brentano String Quartet will provide new insights on the forms of expression found in the late stages of the lives of nine great composers, including Bach, Kurtág, Mozart, and Schubert.

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Dushko Petrovich is a painter and writer who lives in New York. He is a co-founder of *Paper Monument *and teaches at Yale University.

As the United States’ finest museum of medical history, the Mütter Museum displays its beautifully preserved collections in a 19th-century “cabinet museum” setting.

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This creative “place-keeping” project will put Fleisher’s spaces and resources into the hands of Southeast Philadelphia community members, in an effort to make exhibitions more responsive to area residents and to preserve and promote the diverse cultural life of immigrant-rich neighborhoods.

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Over the course of its 2013–14 and 2014–15 seasons, Tempesta di Mare will present a concert series of French baroque orchestral music played on period-specific instruments.

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Syd Carpenter is a sculptor and a 1992 Pew Fellow.

Pew Fellow and poet Brian Teare (2015) has been awarded a residency through the Center’s ongoing partnership with MacDowell Colony.

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Bo Bartlett is a painter and a 1993 Pew Fellow.

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Moments of grace or insight or good writing actually are dependent on a day-to-day process.

Through the Center-funded project An Artist Embedded in History, Ain Gordon unveils the first part of his new play, created in residency at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

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Jennifer Levonian (Pew Fellow, 2009) creates cut-paper animations that explore the ambivalence of everyday life.