Janine Antoni

Janine Antoni in collaboration with Anna Halprin, Paper Dance, 2013. April 26, 2016 performance view from Ally, produced in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum. Photo by Carlos Avendaño. Courtesy of the artists and The Fabric Workshop and Museum.

Janine Antoni creates work in performance art, sculpture, and photography. Her work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; and others. Antoni has participated in the Venice Biennale, Whitney Biennial, and the Johannesburg Biennale, and has received numerous prestigious awards, including a MacArthur Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a Creative Capital Artist Grant. In 2016, Antoni presented the Center-funded performance-as-exhibition, Ally, at The Fabric Workshop and Museum, in collaboration with choreographer Stephen Petronio and modern dance pioneer Anna Halprin.


FringeArts presents South African theater artist Brett Bailey’s adaptation of Verdi’s opera Macbeth, performed by the performance group Third World Bunfight.

During Dancing around the Bride’s run at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the exhibition received a string of glowing reviews from the New York Times.

Grants & Grantees

A performance and newly commissioned album-length musical composition by Jace Clayton will take its inspiration from the artwork and record collection of Albert Barnes—including a recording which is credited with introducing African American spirituals to the wider world—offering audiences a way to reconnect with and to reimagine the Barnes Foundation collection through sound.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Kelly Kivland is an Assistant Curator at Dia Art Foundation, where she has been involved with exhibition and performance programs.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Executive director of Cliveden of the National Trust, a National Historic Landmark located in the Germantown section of Philadelphia.

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

Leading hip-hop artist Raphael Xavier brought together masterful street performers, extreme BMX riders, acrobatic contortionists, and live music by saxophonist and composer Bobby Zankel for a contemporary circus-style performance in City Hall’s courtyard that paid tribute to the soul of the urban street.

Artifact Suite by choreographer William Forsythe features 29 dancers in choreography that pushes them beyond their perceived physical limits, demanding sharp timing, precise syncopation, and coordination.

Grants & Grantees

An original composition by jazz pianist Jason Moran was developed in conjunction with the exhibition Gee’s Bend: The Architecture of the Quilt.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Jan Howard was appointed curator of prints, drawings, and photographs at the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in 2000.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Dr. Susan Leigh Foster is a choreographer, dancer, and scholar. Her “danced lectures” became a launching point for the third iteration of the Center’s danceworkbook series.

Legendary saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter performed with his quartet at the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Art After 5 series in the spring of 2010, after receiving support from Center to commission Shorter for a new work for its highly regarded series.