Jan Howard was appointed curator of prints, drawings, and photographs at the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in 2000. Prior to her position at RISD, she was a curator for 14 years in the department of prints, drawings, and photographs at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Her exhibitions have primarily focused on modern and contemporary art, including Interior Drama: Aaron Siskind’s Photographs of the 1940s (2003); Adrian Piper: Food for the Spirit (2001–02); African Affinities: Contemporary Connections (2001); Laurie Simmons: The Music of Regret (1997); and the series Drawing Now (1987–89), which included shows for the artists Ellen Phelan, Mel Bochner, Susan Rothenberg, and Pat Steir, among others. She was a Pew Fellowships panelist in 2009.
Fall begins with a lively schedule of Center-funded projects, including ambitious artistic collaborations, performance premieres, exhibition openings, and experimental installations.
The Slought Foundation is a small and dynamic organization with great ambitions, founded in 2002 to present art projects and lectures from a storefront in University City.
Commissioned by the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University with Center support, A Fierce Kind of Love is a new play by theater artists Suli Holum and David Bradley.
Eric Fredericksen is a Seattle-based curator and writer and the Art Program Manager for Waterfront Seattle, a project to rebuild the Seattle central waterfront. In 2015, Fredericksen served as an LOI panelist in Exhibitions & Public Interpretation.
The Brandywine River Museum planned for a 2015 exhibition by Los Angeles-based conceptual photographer James Welling, whose work takes inspiration from and pays homage to 20th-century American artist Andrew Wyeth.
The Fabric Workshop and Museum presents a poetry reading by Natalie Shapero, who will discuss her writing process as it relates to themes presented in habitus.
In 1995 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 16 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 23 dance and music organizations in the greater Philadelphia region.
Gabriel Quinn Bauriedel is a theater artist, director of the Pig Iron School for Advanced Performance Training, a co-founder and co-artistic director of Pig Iron Theatre Company, and a 2002 Pew Fellow.
Becky Birtha is a writer and a 1993 Pew Fellow.
The first museum in the nation focused on families with children ages seven and younger, Please Touch Museum enriches the lives of children by creating learning opportunities through play.
Nunally Kersh works as an independent consultant and producer. Most recently, she served as senior producer of Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, SC.
Dave Burrell is a pianist and a 1996 Pew Fellow.