Jamillah James

Jamillah James is assistant curator at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, where she has organized the exhibitions Hammer Projects: Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Charles Gaines: Gridwork 1974–1989, and assisted Connie Butler on the exhibition and publication Mark Bradford: Scorched Earth. She recently organized the group exhibition A Shape that Stands Up, and the first solo presentation of Pew Fellow and visual artist Alex Da Corte in Los Angeles. Previously, James held curatorial positions at The Studio Museum in Harlem, the Queens Museum, and the Hyde Park Art Center. Her writing has been featured in publications by the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles Nomadic Division, The Studio Museum in Harlem, and in the International Review of African American Art, among others. James has taught seminars on curatorial practice and contemporary art at ArtCenter College of Design and the Rhode Island School of Design. In 2016, she served as a Pew Fellowships panelist.


Collaborators & Colleagues

A conductor of opera and of choral-and-orchestral works, Robert Porco has been the director of choruses for the Cleveland Orchestra since 1998.

Grants & Grantees

Robert Asman is a photographer and a 1997 Pew Fellow.

Grants & Grantees

James Primosch is a composer and a 1996 Pew Fellow.

Pew Fellow Geoff Sobelle’s award-winning production of The Object Lesson travels to Ohio’s Wexner Center for the Arts.

Grants & Grantees

The staff and board members of Wyck worked with a marketing firm to develop a new marketing plan and brand identity, in order to attract potential audiences.

Pew Fellow Raphael Xavier takes his Center-supported autobiographical dance, The Unofficial Guide to Audience Watching Performance, to Chicago.

Grants & Grantees

In 2006 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 12 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 73 dance, music, theater, and visual arts organizations and practitioners in the greater Philadelphia region.

Grants & Grantees

Eleone Dance Theatre is a Philadelphia-based troupe dedicated to dance that celebrates intergenerational and multicultural themes.

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Carol Antrom is a musician and a 1999 Pew Fellow.

For the past four years, Meg Foley has been inserting unexpected performance into ordinary life with her 3:15 dance project, in which she creates a dance, wherever she is, at exactly 3:15 p.m.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Adam D. Weinberg has been the Alice Pratt Brown Director of the Whitney Museum of American Art since 2003.

Grants & Grantees

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.