As curator of visual arts at MASS MoCA since 2006, Susan Cross has organized a string of major exhibitions, beginning with Spencer Finch: What Time Is It on the Sun? (May 2007 to Spring 2008). Her exhibition Material World: Sculpture to Environment (April 2010 to February 2011) was an engaging visual and physical experience that looked at various ways artists are approaching painting and sculpture as environment, transforming architecture into art and art into architecture in an immersive site-specific installation. Prior to MASS MoCA, Cross was a curator at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, organizing exhibitions for the New York Museum, the Guggenheim Bilbao in Spain, and the Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin. She served as a Pew Fellowships panelist in 2013.
We asked the 2013 Pew Fellow poets to share samples of their work. Watch Sueyeun Juliette Lee read from her chapbook, A Primary Mother.
Steven Beyer is a sculptor and a 1992 Pew Fellow.
People’s Light will collaborate with the National Theatre of Scotland to develop research and the building blocks for a theater piece that explores the question: What is meaningful work in the 21st century?
Wu Peter Tang is a musician and a 2004 Pew Fellow in folk and traditional arts.
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.
Sojin Kim is a curator and special assistant to the director at the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.
Melanie Stewart Dance Theatre creates performance with a focus on devised work that often includes forays into pop culture, political satire, and the human condition.
In 1992 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 16 visual arts, dance, and music artists in the greater Philadelphia region, including Odean Pope and Judith Schaechter.
Poet Brian Teare discusses his path from musician to poet, his motivation for writing poetry that responds to the natural world, and more.
Kariamu Welsh is a dancer and a 1996 Pew Fellow.
Bebe Miller, the artistic director of Bebe Miller Dance Company in Columbus, Ohio, investigates a mix of text, performance, and visual presentation.
Pew Fellow Teresa Jaynes hosts a discussion about her artistic and curatorial process, in conjunction with the exhibition Common Touch.