Ian Berry

Ian Berry.

Ian Berry is Dayton Director of the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College. He joined the museum in 2000 as founding curator and was appointed director in 2012. A specialist in contemporary art, Berry has organized over 70 museum exhibitions including interdisciplinary collaborations on subjects from the Hudson River to Shaker furniture, and monographic exhibitions with artists such as Terry Adkins, Nicole Eisenman, Nancy Grossman, Jim Hodges, Nina Katchadourian, Sister Mary Corita Kent, Nicholas Krushenick, Shahzia Sikander, Amy Sillman, Fred Tomaselli, and Kara Walker. In his role as Professor of Liberal Arts at Skidmore he teaches a seminar on the history, theory, and practice of the modern museum. Berry is also the author and editor of many volumes devoted to contemporary art practice, most recently Terry Adkins: Recital (Prestel) and Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent (Prestel). He was a Pew Fellowships panelist at the Center in 2009 and most recently, an LOI panelist in Exhibitions and Public Interpretation in 2015.


Grants & Grantees

“I have never had a shortage of ideas for creating music,” says 2007 Pew Fellow Jamey Robinson.

Questions of Practice

Painter Dushko Petrovich offers his perspective on Katharina Grosse’s epic psychylustro—a five-mile-long “painting” sprayed intermittently along a stretch of train tracks in northeast Philadelphia.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Bebe Miller, the artistic director of Bebe Miller Dance Company in Columbus, Ohio, investigates a mix of text, performance, and visual presentation.

SAADA is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating a more inclusive society by giving voice to South Asian Americans through documenting, preserving, and sharing stories that represent their unique and diverse experiences.

Grants & Grantees

Glen Weldon is a writer and a 1994 Pew Fellow.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Jeanne van Heeswijk is a Dutch visual artist whose work centers on the complex relationship between public space and urban renewal.

Grants & Grantees

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.

The Rosenbach of the Free Library of Philadelphia opened to the public in 1954 and is located in the former home of brothers Philip and Dr. A.S.W. Rosenbach, international dealers in rare books, manuscripts, and fine and decorative arts.

A planning process prepared for a major preservation plan and historic resources survey for the city of Philadelphia.

The sixth event in a seven-part series organized by AUX Performance Space’s fifth Curatorial Fellow, Katya Grokhovsky.

The Way of Chopsticks, on view at the Philadelphia Art Alliance through December 29, 2013, has received recent media attention from a number of publications.

Grants & Grantees

PAFA presented the most comprehensive exhibition of Peter Saul’s work to date, featuring over 50 artworks spanning from 1958 to present.