Sally Berger is a film and media curator, lecturer, and writer, and serves as assistant curator of the department of film at The Museum of Modern Art. She is director of the annual Doc Fortnight film festival, and is a participating curator in the selection of artists and films for series such as Contenders, Modern Mondays, and MoMA Presents. Berger has organized and collaborated on retrospectives of international artists and filmmakers, including Harun Farocki, Su Friedrich, Bahman Ghobadi, Mahamat Saleh Haroun, Alanis Obomsawin, Lourdes Portillo, Sally Potter, Vittorio De Seta, and Abderrahmane Sissako, and media installation shows of María Magdalena Campos-Pons, Emily Jacir, Patty Chang and David Kelley, Seoungho Cho, and Mary Lucier. Recent exhibitions include Chinese Realities/Documentary Visions, Deborah Stratman: The Thing Unnamed, Roddy Bogawa: If Films Could Smell, Bill Morrison: Compositions, and Naomi Kawase. In 2016, Berger served as a Pew Fellowships panelist.
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.
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.
Pew Fellow Geoff Sobelle’s award-winning production of The Object Lesson travels to Ohio’s Wexner Center for the Arts.
Poet and Pew Fellow Catie Rosemurgy’s wry and sharply imagined poems investigate the layered natures of identity, history, and narrative.
Orchestra 2001 commissioned and premiered works by three composers: Pulitzer Prize winners Paul Moravec and George Crumb, and Guggenheim Fellow Robert Maggio.
In this month’s Pew Fellows news highlights, visual artist Candy Coated designs colorful bikes with the Mural Arts Program and Indego, and composer Jennifer Higdon prepares for the premiere of her opera, Cold Mountain in Santa Fe. The Chicago Tribune profiles fiction writer Max Apple, and Poet Afaa Michael Weaver receives the 2015 Phillis Wheatley Book Award.
Master improviser, classical conductor, and 10-time Grammy Award winner Bobby McFerrin is recognized for his extraordinary vocal range and technique.
We speak to poet Catie Rosemurgy, whose wry and sharply imagined poems investigate the layered natures of identity, history, and narrative.
Pew Fellow Teresa Jaynes hosts a discussion about her artistic and curatorial process, in conjunction with the exhibition Common Touch.
In 2004 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 12 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 76 dance, music, theater, and visual arts organizations and practitioners in the greater Philadelphia region.
Since 2011, The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage has provided recent Pew Fellows with opportunities to take sojourns outside of the Philadelphia area, for residencies intended to push their artistic practice and expand their horizons.
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.