Dr. Leslie King-Hammond is an artist, curator, and graduate dean emeritus and founding director of the Center for Race and Culture at the
Maryland Institute College of Art. In 2006 King-Hammond was appointed chairperson of the collections and exhibits committee at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture and in 2007 she became the chairperson of the board of the Lewis Museum. She also sits on the board of the Creative Alliance for the Artists, Baltimore, MD. Between 1985–98, King-Hammond was the project director for Ford/Phillip Morris Fellowships for Artists of Color at MICA. She has won lifetime achievement awards from the Studio Museum in Harlem, the DuBois Circle, Women’s Art Caucus-College Art Association, and the James A. Porter Colloquium, Howard University. In 2008, she was granted an Andy Warhol Curatorial Fellowship. The Detroit Institute of the Arts gave her the Alain Locke International Prize in 2010. She served as a Center panelist in Pew Fellowships in 2009.
Bob and Roberta Smith, also known as Patrick Brill, is a British contemporary artist working in text, persona, and public space.
Tyrone Brown is a musician and a 2003 Pew Fellow.
In this week’s Fellows Friday Q&A, we speak to poet Travis Macdonald, who questions authorship with written works that are lively and whimsical without being frivolous, and which offer critique and reflection of the contemporary moment.
We speak to filmmaker and Emmy-nominated director Ted Passon, whose work explores human relationships and how they shape our world.
Kukuli Velarde is a visual artist and a 2003 Pew Fellow.
Ars Nova Workshop’s six-concert series featured the music of trumpeter Don Cherry and saxophonist Tim Berne.
In 2003 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 12 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 63 dance, music, theater, and visual arts organizations and practitioners in the greater Philadelphia region.
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.
Pew Fellows Eileen Neff and Raphael Xavier are among the distinguished recipients of 2016 Guggenheim Fellowships.
Composer and Pew Fellow Andrea Clearfield on what inspired her to dedicate her first opera to the life of an 11th-century Tibetan yogi, the influence of composer Margaret Garwood on her practice, and more.
Ian Berry is Dayton Director of the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College.