Pew Fellow, 1996
The Village of Arts and Humanities supports the voices and aspirations of the community and inspires people to be agents of positive change through programs that encompass arts and culture, engage youth, revitalize community, preserve heritage, and respect the environment.
Nicholas Kripal is a visual artist and a 1999 Pew Fellow.
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.
“There is a hunger for a conversation about process,” says dancer and choreographer Tania Isaac, when asked about changes in audience expectations.
With the city as its subject, this gallery exhibition, along with newly commissioned installations in unexpected Philadelphia locations, and citizen-created photos and videos, will capture urban life in novel ways.
In an article for The Pew Charitable Trusts’ Trust Magazine, Tom Infield explores how the Center fulfills Pew’s long-standing commitment to arts and heritage in the region by supporting projects that reach a wide range of audiences.
As part of its exhibition Charles Sheeler: Fashion, Photography, and Sculptural Form, the James A. Michener Art Museum presents a series of films from the 1920s.
Kinan Abou-afach is a cellist, composer, and classical Arab musician born in Damascus, Syria, who performs extensively with Philadelphia Arabic cultural organization Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture.
FringeArts presents, develops, and commissions a range of high-quality contemporary performing and visual arts in Philadelphia.
The 2012 Pew Center for Arts & Heritage Residency at the MacDowell Colony was awarded to visual artist Kara Crombie and free jazz bassist Jamaaladeen Tacuma.
Scribe Video Center is currently producing an oral history media project that explores the rich and diverse history of Muslim communities in the region.
Elizabeth Armstrong joined the Palm Springs Art Museum in January 2015 as the Chief Executive Officer and Director. She served as a Center exhibitions panelist and LOI panelist in 2012.