Rafael Ferrer

1993 Pew Fellow

Pew Fellow, 1993
Visual Arts

References

This spring, the Free Library of Philadelphia is showcasing fraktur, the historical Pennsylvania German folk art style, with Framing Fraktur. This Center-funded exhibition places contemporary art, including drawings, paintings, woodblock prints, and embroideries, alongside traditional works drawn from the Library’s Rare Book Department collection.

Grants & Grantees

The Philadelphia Museum of Art will identify and implement optimal strategies for integrating contemporary art into all areas of the museum’s work and connecting with 21st-century audiences.

Dedicated to supporting and promoting Latin American culture, Raices Culturales LatinoAmericanas produces a variety of community programs and cultural showcases.

Grants & Grantees

Brent Wahl (Pew Fellow, 2014) works primarily in photography and time-based mediums, transforming everyday materials and detritus into mesmerizing compositions.

The Rosenbach of the Free Library of Philadelphia opened to the public in 1954 and is located in the former home of brothers Philip and Dr. A.S.W. Rosenbach, international dealers in rare books, manuscripts, and fine and decorative arts.

WHYY and Independence Visitor Center Corporation present the premiere a documentary film illuminating the 50-year history and progress of the LGBTQ civil rights movement.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Francine Prose is the author of many works of fiction, including Blue Angel, which was a finalist for the 2000 National Book Award.

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society is a nonprofit organization, founded in 1827, dedicated to creating beauty and building community through gardening, greening, and learning.

Questions of Practice

We speak to poet J.C. Todd, whose current work-in-progress is a collection of sonnets that “complicates and contemporizes the tradition of war poems.”

Grants & Grantees

Terrence Cameron is a musician and a 2000 Pew Fellow in folk and traditional arts.

Performance artist Zachary Fabri will present a performance work consisting of a series of walks and performative actions exploring the process of mourning in response to African American murders.

Paul Evans: Crossing Boundaries and Crafting Modernism, which opens on March 1 at the Michener Art Museum, is featured in the New York Times.