Rajendra Roy

Rajendra Roy.

Rajendra Roy joined the Department of Film at The Museum of Modern Art as Chief Curator in July 2007, overseeing the museum’s film collection, and their preservation and exhibition efforts. In 2009, he organized the first museum retrospective of the films of Mike Nichols, and in the same year co-organized the exhibition Tim Burton. He is also a member of the selection committee for New Directors/New Films. From 1996 to 2000 he was Executive Director of the Mix Festival in New York. At the Guggenheim Museum, from 2000 to 2002, he served as Film and Media Arts Program Manager in New York and Bilbao. At The Hamptons International Film Festival, he served as Director of Programming from 2002 to 2005 and Artistic Director in 2006 and 2007. From 2004 to 2008 he was the sole American on the Competition Selection Committee for the Berlin International Film Festival, and continues to serve as an advisor to the Berlinale. Roy served as a Pew Fellowships panelist in 2015.

Edmunds, executive and artistic director of the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA, is The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage’s first visiting scholar. Paula Marincola, the Center’s executive director, spoke with her about the opportunity.

Grants & Grantees

Sheryl Robin David is a craft artist and a 2000 Pew Fellow in folk and traditional arts.

Mayor Michael Nutter hails Sherlock, Philadelphia’s second-ever poet laureate, as one of the city’s “most talented homegrown artists.”

In conjunction with its ongoing project Endless Shout, the Institute of Contemporary Art presents a conversation between visual artist Charles Gaines and poet Fred Moten.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art hosted a tour of the locations of billboards upon which Zoe Strauss’ photographs were displayed during Zoe Strauss: Ten Years.

The Arden Theatre Company will bolster its capability to produce new children’s theater through a one-year artistic exchange and collaboration with Seattle Children’s Theatre and Children’s Theatre Company of Minneapolis.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Claire Aguilar is the director of programming and industry engagement at Sheffield Doc/Fest, an international film festival that celebrates the art and business of documentary filmmaking.

Filmmaker and Pew Fellow David Scott Kessler on creating environmentally-conscious art, turning limitations into creative assets, and more.

Grants & Grantees

Among the largest art museums in the United States, the Philadelphia Museum of Art is a pilgrimage site for modern and contemporary art professionals.

Grants & Grantees

In 2007, the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 12 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 83 dance, music, theater, and visual arts organizations and practitioners in the greater Philadelphia region.

Grants & Grantees

Over her 40-year career in performance, Merián Soto (Pew Fellow, 2015) has focused on investigating the living body and its relationship to consciousness. Her conceptual and process-based pieces work towards, in the artist’s words, “a dance of the future, a dance of healing, transformation, and transcendence.”