Robert H. Browning, born in Singapore and educated in London, was the founding director of New York City’s World Music Institute, a position from which he retired in 2011. He came to New York in 1975 and co-founded the Alternative Center for International Arts (Alternative Museum) where he was director of music programs and special projects. He has produced and/or presented more than 1,800 concerts of traditional and contemporary music from around the world in New York over the 30-plus years. Browning also exhibited as a painter and kinetic artist and lectured at various art colleges from 1967–74. He was a Pew Fellowships panelist in 2010 and he and his wife Helene were subjects of the Center’s American Impresario project.
In 2002 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 12 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 57 dance, music, theater, and visual arts organizations and practitioners in the greater Philadelphia region.
Pew Fellow Geoff Sobelle’s award-winning production of The Object Lesson travels to Ohio’s Wexner Center for the Arts.
Leah Stein Dance Company conducted on a year of research and training with electronic music pioneer Pauline Oliveros, who coined the practice of “Deep Listening.”
In 1994 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 16 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 34 dance and music organizations in the greater Philadelphia region.
Syd Carpenter is a sculptor and a 1992 Pew Fellow.
Jan Howard was appointed curator of prints, drawings, and photographs at the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in 2000.
In 2005 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 12 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 66 dance, music, theater, and visual arts organizations and practitioners in the greater Philadelphia region.
The Library Company of Philadelphia hosts an opening reception for Common Touch: The Art of the Senses in the History of the Blind.
Nathalie Anderson is a poet and a 1993 Pew Fellow.
David White is the executive and artistic director of The Yard, the chair of the National Council at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, and the principal and manager of Public Imaginations.
History and Reconstruction will pair formerly incarcerated African-American individuals and at-risk youth with public historian Phillip Seitz and a team of professional historians and psychologists.
Lee is the publisher at Corollary Press and author of the poetry collections Underground National, That Gorgeous Feeling, and Solar Maximum, forthcoming from Futurepoem Press.