Since its inception in 1996, Peter Taub has overseen the dance, music, performance, and theater program at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago as director of performing arts. He has commissioned new works from Elevator Repair Service, the Builders Association, and other theater companies. Previously, he was the director of the Randolph Street Gallery, one of Chicago’s premier venues for performance art. Taub served as a Center exhibitions panelist in 2013 and a Pew Fellowships panelist in 2006.
Philadelphia Mural Arts Program commissioned an impermanent public art project by artist Katharina Grosse: a massive episodic painting along a five-mile stretch of Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor.
Internationally recognized artist Cai Guo-Qiang will energize the Benjamin Franklin Parkway with an interactive public artwork of 27 “fireflies”—luminous, kinetic sculptures inspired by Chinese pedicycles—which the many daily Parkway visitors can experience in motion as carriage passengers, pedestrians, and motorists.
The Philadelphia Museum of Art presented the first full-scale exhibition of the artist’s work in more than 30 years.
On Monday, June 16, 2014, The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage honored its 2014 grantees. Browse our slide show for exclusive photos from this celebratory event.
Meg Foley presents an exhibition of improvisational research and performance documenting up to 750 dances, which Foley performs on a daily basis at 3:15pm.
Sarah Wilke became managing director of Seattle’s On the Boards at the start of its 2004–05 season. She is responsible for day-to-day and long-term strategic management.
Barbara Attie is a media artist and a 2005 Pew Fellow.
Natasha Bakht is an Indian contemporary dancer and choreographer. In 2015, she was a panelist in Performance.
Bassist, composer, and Pew Fellow Jymie Merritt discusses the early influence of Duke Ellington on his artistic practice, his interest in digital composition tools, and more.
This nationally touring exhibition, presented at Vox Populi in spring 2014, is the first to critically examine the lasting impact that the Riot Grrrl movement has had on artists today.
Phoebe Adams is a visual artist and a 1998 Pew Fellow.