This is Not a Rug / A Sun Bonnet Woman
Visual artist Polly Apfelbaum draws from Pennsylvania German art and culture in an exhibition of new works that fuse craft traditions, ceramics, and large-scale installation.
Asian Arts Initiative
An exhibition, pop-up performances, and workshops underscore the intersections of art, sport, and queer identity in the work of print artist and professional skateboarder Jeffrey Cheung.
An exploration of the Shiraz Arts Festival, a significant yet under-recognized event held annually in Iran from 1967 to 1977, informs future exhibitions and programs examining the festival’s history and artistic legacy.
Broad Street Ministry
Voices from Broad Street Ministry: A Film Storytelling Project
Short films created by filmmaker and Pew Fellow Glenn Holsten with members of Philadelphia’s homeless community amplify stories of strength, resilience, and creativity.
Bucks County Historical Society
Plus Ultra: Awakening the Mercer Museum Core
The Mercer Museum’s collection of pre-industrial American material culture is reinterpreted through new installations in two currently unused rooms in the century-old museum.
Christ Church Preservation Trust
THE PHILADELPHIA MATTER/2020
A new performance work by pioneering postmodern choreographer David Gordon creates a multi-city experience by connecting live performers at Christ Church’s Neighborhood House in Philadelphia with a simultaneous video stream of performers in Manhattan.
The Clay Studio
Making Place Matter
To inaugurate The Clay Studio’s new home in Philadelphia’s Kensington neighborhood, an exhibition features works by ceramists Molly Hatch, Ibrahim Said, and Pew Fellow Kukuli Velarde to reflect on the complex meanings of place.
Cliveden of the National Trust
Considering Re-enactments: The Battle of Germantown in the Light of 21st-Century Gun Violence
A discovery project invites community responses to Cliveden’s current interpretation of the 1777 Battle of Germantown in the context of modern-day gun violence.
The Fabric Workshop and Museum
Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley: Dust to Dust
Artists Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley contemplate the impact of climate change in an immersive installation of filmed performances, set in both the past and a speculative future.
Fund for the Water Works
Pool: A Social History of Segregation
An interactive exhibition sited in a former public pool and a new play by Pew Fellow James Ijames examine the history and present-day implications of segregated swimming pools in America.
Hurford Center for the Arts and Humanities
The Contest of the Fruits
Berlin-based artist collective Slavs and Tatars explores physical and cultural borders, heritage, and identity through a film, exhibition, public programs, and a publication.
Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia
Shofuso and Modernism: Mid-Century Collaboration between Japan and Philadelphia
An exhibition at Shofuso Japanese House and Garden spotlights an intercultural body of design and architecture from four influential mid-century figures: George Nakashima, Junzo Yoshimura, and Antonin and Noémi Raymond.
Maternity Care Coalition
Designing Motherhood: A Century of Making (and Unmaking) Babies
Designs that have defined the material culture and experience of maternity over the last 100 years are surveyed in a multi-site exhibition, catalogue, and series of public programs.
Mural Arts Philadelphia
Exploring the ethical dimensions of a project with Doris Salcedo
An engagement with Colombian sculptor and visual artist Doris Salcedo investigates the possibilities and ethical considerations of collaborating on artistic work with immigrant youth.
Nichole Canuso Dance Company
A participatory movement and storytelling experience invites geographically separated strangers to connect with one another through live performance and virtual technology.
Themes of community, ritual, belonging, and belief are explored in a new opera by composer Missy Mazzoli and librettist Royce Vavrek, co-produced by Norwegian National Opera.
The world premiere of a new play by Eisa Davis considers the immigrant experience through stories of a suburban Philadelphia mushroom farming community.
The Philadelphia Orchestra
Missa Solemnis: The Virtual Cathedral
Ludwig van Beethoven’s renowned but rarely performed masterpiece gains new depth with a visual installation designed by media artist Refik Anadol that immerses audiences in a virtual, multi-denominational cathedral.
A Site To Be Seen: Concepts for and from the Superfund
Working with artist Mierle Laderman Ukeles, a group of interdisciplinary artists introduce the public to the environmental history and artistic potential of a former scrap metal site through a community event and series of widely distributed creative newsprint publications.
Scribe Video Center
The Tenants of Lenapehocking in the Age of Magnets
A new documentary film by Pew Fellow Louis Massiah surveys North Philadelphia’s black community from 1896 to 1968 and brings to life the history, stories, and events that created new centers for black culture.
The Ongoing Revolution
A discovery process in collaboration with twelve nationally acclaimed scholars uncovers the overlooked stories that have contributed to the United States’ pursuit of equality, tolerance, and independence.
The Trust for Public Land
Heat Capture: Stories from Philadelphia’s hottest neighborhoods
Artist Eve Mosher leads an interdisciplinary artistic team to develop three creative neighborhood interventions in and around local parks that respond to the personal impacts of climate change on Philadelphia’s citizens.
The Village of Arts and Humanities
In a participatory art-making process and multi-site exhibition, residents of Philadelphia’s Fairhill-Hartranft neighborhood work with local and visiting artists and public art and history studio Monument Lab to reflect on the notion of community “staying power.”
William Way LGBT Community Center
An oral history project and newly commissioned artworks memorialize Philadelphians who died during the HIV/AIDS crisis in the 1980s, with contributions from playwright and director Ain Gordon, artist Alexander Stadler, and community organizer Waheedah Shabazz-El.
WXPN, University of Pennsylvania
Kanaval: Haitian Rhythms and the Music of New Orleans
Haiti’s cultural traditions and their influence on the music of New Orleans are examined through concerts, a yearlong public radio series, an NPR-distributed radio documentary, and a multimedia website.
Curtis Institute of Music
Drexel University Westphal College
Music commission with Ari Benjamin Meyers
Under the direction of composer and artist Ari Benjamin Meyers, artists from various creative practices come together for a collaborative performance project that highights the ability of sound and art to connect audiences accross Philadelphia.