Richard Harrod

1997 Pew Fellow

Pew Fellow, 1997
Visual Arts


The Center’s 2014 Year in Review celebrates a spectacular year of innovative cultural presentations and stimulating discussions.

Grants & Grantees

“You can do what you want within the space of the paper,” says visual artist and 2009 Pew Fellow Ben Peterson. “Whereas in the three-dimensional world, there’d be limitations.”

Using the arts as a catalyst for community dialogue and engagement around race and class in Philadelphia’s diverse Germantown neighborhood, this multi-part project joins artists such as Benjamin Volta and poet Sonia Sanchez, and historians from across the US to create public art installations, educational programs, and community events.

Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble celebrated its 40th anniversary with the world premiere of Carnival, an original dance piece by contemporary choreographer Mark Morris.

As part of the ongoing Center-funded project Re-PLACE-ing Philadelphia, Painted Bride Art Center presents The Avenues, an exhibition of portraits by photographer Shawn Theodore exploring urban African American identity.

The City of Philadelphia’s Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy manages the largest and oldest public art program in the country, while The Mayor’s Fund for Philadelphia seeks to improve quality of life for all Philadelphians by facilitating collaborations between the city’s public, private, and non-profit sectors.

Grants & Grantees

The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center is a nonprofit organization devoted to the study, practice, and appreciation of photography in the Philadelphia region.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Lane Czaplinski is the artistic director of Seattle’s On the Boards, founded in 1978 to introduce audiences to international innovators in contemporary dance, theater, and music.

Zoe Strauss: Ten Years, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, received media attention from a number of publications.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Thom Collins is executive director and president of the Barnes Foundation.

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.

Grants & Grantees

The Arden Theatre Company produced a musical that sketched the artistic life and thoughts of Impressionist painter Georges Seurat and his great-grandson, also an artist.