We asked Phoenix Art Museum director Amada Cruz if her Hispanic heritage has affected her thinking about audience engagement with bilingual communities. “Your autobiography certainly informs your practice,” she says. “Welcoming people in their own language is really important…It’s about opening up the doors to this community and saying ‘you are part of us.’”
Amada Cruz is The Sybil Harrington Director of the Phoenix Art Museum. Prior to her appointment in 2015, Cruz served as executive director at San Antonio-based Artpace, known for its international artist residency and exhibition programs. She also previously served as program director for United States Artists in Los Angeles, where she was responsible for all programming activities of the Ford and Rockefeller Foundations initiative. In 2016, Cruz served as a Pew Fellowships panelist.
British artist Tacita Dean created a 26 1/2-minute work, in 35mm anamorphic film, in homage to the writer J.G. Ballard.
Join Temple Contemporary for the opening of reFORM, a major installation by artist and Pew Fellow Pepón Osorio that pays tribute to Philadelphia school closings.
Opera Philadelphia presented the East Coast premiere of a new opera by composer Kevin Puts and librettist Mark Campbell, which went on to win the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for music.
Associate professor and coordinator of world music and ethnomusicology at San Diego State University, Kevin Delgado leads performance ensembles and labs on Afro-Cuban and Afro-Brazilian music.
A community archive employed individual and community testimony to explore how immigration can affect a community over time.
As the United States’ finest museum of medical history, the Mütter Museum displays its beautifully preserved collections in a 19th-century “cabinet museum” setting.
This month’s Pew Fellows news highlights include a new opera from Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Jennifer Higdon, a Hodder Fellowship through Princeton University for set designer and theater artist Matt Saunders, and new exhibition works by artists Tim Portlock, Jane Irish, Alex Da Corte, and more.
Lee Tusman is an independent curator based in Philadelphia whose projects straddle the intersection of ideas that are socially-based and urban in nature, with a focus on contemporary new media.
We asked our 2013 No Idea Is Too Ridiculous project facilitators, Kathleen McLean and Mark Beasley, to reflect on where they see constraints to doing creative work.
The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage (the Center) today announced 53 grants in support of the Philadelphia region’s cultural organizations and artists. The 2016 awards total more than $10 million and provide funding for 12 new Pew Fellowships, 36 Project grants, and 5 Advancement grants.
This exhibition of contemporary art by seven artists serves as the complement to another exhibition of the library’s outstanding collection of Fraktur: Pennsylvania German folk artworks from the 18th and 19th centuries.
Janine Antoni creates work in performance art, sculpture, and photography.