Virgil Marti

1995 Pew Fellow

Pew Fellow, 1995
Visual Arts


How might a world-famous art collection inform a new piece of music? MacArthur award-winning saxophonist and composer Ken Vandermark shares his thoughts.

The Philadelphia Folklore Project supported the artists’ work on a multimedia piece that commemorated nine Africans who were once enslaved in the President’s House in Philadelphia.

Grants & Grantees

The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center is a nonprofit organization devoted to the study, practice, and appreciation of photography in the Philadelphia region.

The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance is a service organization that represents the interests of 400 arts, culture, and heritage organizations in the Philadelphia area.

A program of Philadelphia University, The Design Center presents exhibitions, tours, programs, college courses, and special events that demonstrate how design shapes everyday life.

Grants & Grantees

Michael Grothusen is a visual artist and a 1998 Pew Fellow.

Grants & Grantees

Micah Danges’ (Pew Fellow, 2015) work hovers between image and object, pushing the limit of what a photograph can be and using optical distortions that create abstract scenes from everyday items and places, in a distinctive merging of materials and process.

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts exhibited the first career retrospective for this American figurative painter of African descent, born and educated in Philadelphia.

Questions of Practice

We speak to poet J.C. Todd, whose current work-in-progress is a collection of sonnets that “complicates and contemporizes the tradition of war poems.”

Grants & Grantees

Cheryl Hess is a media artist and a 2005 Pew Fellow.

The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage (the Center) announced today its 2015 grants in support of the Philadelphia region’s cultural organizations and artists. Marking the Center’s 10th year of grantmaking, a total of more than $9.6 million will provide funding for 12 new Pew Fellowships, 34 Project grants, and three Advancement grants.

Grants & Grantees

“The major concern of my work is to paint the invisible,” says Joy Feasley, a painter and a 2011 Pew Fellow.