Teresa Jaynes

1999 Pew Fellow

Teresa Jaynes at the opening of Common Touch at the Library Company of Philadelphia. Photo by Concetta Barbera.

Pew Fellow, 1999
Visual Arts


“The bracket of the museum or gallery often shifts the lens of a project away from its being toward a traditional mode of representation. It is a shift that I find often in the way of the artists’ intent.”

The Fabric Workshop and Museum presents new work by Artist-in-Residence Sarah Sze in her first solo exhibition in the Philadelphia area.

This exhibition and event series invited contemporary artists to respond to archival materials and poetry relating to the history of white southerners who migrated to northern cities in the 1960s and 70s and organized cross-racial social movements, while addressing historical and contemporary questions of equity, justice, and race relations.

Grants & Grantees

Tacita Dean conducted site research for JG, a new film inspired by the dystopian vision of British writer J.G. Ballard.

Founded in 1731 by Benjamin Franklin, the Library Company of Philadelphia is America’s oldest cultural institution and was once the largest public library in America, until the Civil War.

On Monday, June 13, 2016, we announced and honored the 2016 grantees of The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage with a celebration at Christ Church Neighborhood House.

Grants & Grantees

Pew Fellow Paul Swenback developed a fascination with the macabre and occult at an early age, which has filtered into his idiosyncratic sculptures, paintings, photographs, and installations.

Grants & Grantees

Megawords (run by Dan Murphy and Anthony Smyrski, both Pew Fellows) is self-described as “an experimental media project” that takes the form of a biannual photography magazine, as well as related installation projects and public events.

Vocalist, composer, and recording artist Tokay Tomah on starting her artistic career in Liberia, using music as a vehicle for building peace, and more.

In this month’s Pew Fellows news, Justin Cronin’s book The City of Mirrors debuts at the top of The New York Times Best Sellers list, J.C. Todd wins the Rita Dove Poetry Prize, and we introduce 12 new Pew Fellows.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Joy Bivins is director of curatorial affairs at the Chicago History Museum.

Grants & Grantees

Marco Roth is an essayist, literary critic, a 2009 Pew Fellow, and a founding editor of n +1 magazine, a twice-yearly printed journal of literature, politics, and culture.