Sigrid Nunez has published several novels, including A Feather on the Breath of God, Naked Sleeper, Mitz: The Marmoset of Bloomsbury, For Rouenna, and The Last of Her Kind. Her most recent book is Sempre Susan: A Memoir of Susan Sontag. Her work has also appeared in several anthologies, including two Pushcart Prize volumes and four anthologies of Asian-American literature. Nunez has also been the recipient of a Whiting Writer’s Award and of a residency from the Lannan Foundation. She was the 2000–01 Rome Prize Fellow in Literature at the American Academy in Rome. In 2003, she was elected as a Literature Fellow to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Nunez has taught at Amherst College, Smith College, Columbia University, and The New School, and has been a visiting writer or writer in residence at Washington University, Baruch College, Vassar College, Boston University, and the University of California, Irvine, among others. She served as a Pew Fellowships panelist for the Center in 2009.
Raphael Xavier presents Raphstravaganza, a contemporary circus-style performance featuring street performers, extreme BMX riders, acrobatic contortionists, and live music.
In 2000 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 12 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 47 dance, music, theater, and visual arts organizations and practitioners in the greater Philadelphia region.
On Monday, June 16, 2014, The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage honored its 2014 grantees. Browse our slide show for exclusive photos from this celebratory event.
2013 Pew Fellow J. Louise Makary’s works on film combine dance, still photography, and experimental techniques, introducing unexpected, challenging elements into traditional narrative structure.
Pew Fellow and Philadelphia Poet Laureate Yolanda Wisher leads a poetry workshop and story circle in Historic Germantown.
The Philadelphia Singers is a professional choral ensemble with a commitment to preserving and strengthening America’s rich choral heritage.
“The major concern of my work is to paint the invisible,” says Joy Feasley, a painter and a 2011 Pew Fellow.
Frank Bramblett is a visual artist and a 2000 Pew Fellow.
In 2003 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 12 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 63 dance, music, theater, and visual arts organizations and practitioners in the greater Philadelphia region.
Paul Fierlinger is an animator and a 1997 Pew Fellow.
We speak to visual artist Tim Portlock, whose current body of work explores the dialogue between place and the formation of identity.
Tyrone Brown is a musician and a 2003 Pew Fellow.