Pew Fellow, 2005
Located in Independence National Historical Park, the Independence Visitor Center is the official visitor center of Philadelphia and the region and is the primary point of orientation for Independence National Historical Park, the City of Philadelphia, and the Southern New Jersey and Delaware River Waterfronts, as well as Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties in Pennsylvania.
Piffaro, the Renaissance Band, produced a two-part program recreating a royal christening that occurred in Stuttgart, Germany in 1616.
Elizabeth (Elee) Wood, M.Ed., Ph.D., is a practitioner and scholar in the field of informal and non-formal learning in museums and community settings. She served as a Center heritage panelist in 2012.
“I see my work as representation of the first generation to grow up entirely under the umbrella of a ‘read-write’ culture,” 2010 Pew Fellow Kara Crombie states.
The Philadelphia Folklore Project will undergo a major organizational restructuring and launch the Folklore Congress, an annual event that serves over 300 members of the folk arts community.
A multimedia exhibition exploring the history and impact of the Great Migration (1916–30) on Philadelphia, when blacks fled the South for economic opportunities in the Northern states.
Tacita Dean speaks about time’s myriad forms, from the geological and the celestial to the biological or the structural.
MacArthur Fellow and visual artist Ann Hamilton, whose installations incorporate textiles and fabric, will create a major off-site installation and organize a loan exhibition of historical and contemporary fabrics.
Russian folktales and South African music and puppetry united in a multidisciplinary interpretation of Igor Stravinsky’s composition for the 1910 ballet The Firebird, featuring The Philadelphia Orchestra, Grammy Award-winning South African vocal ensemble Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and larger-than-life puppets by Janni Younge of South Africa’s renowned Handspring Puppet Company.
Kate Watson-Wallace is a Philadelphia-based choreographer, 2007 Pew Fellow, and the co-director of anonymous bodies.
Visual artist Ann Hamilton leads a workshop exploring the intersection of texts and textiles in modern literature at the Free Library of Philadelphia.
April welcomes a number of Center-funded performances to the region.