Philadelphia Assembled Performances

24 Sep - 3 Nov 2017
Various locations


Philadelphia Assembled at Urban Creators. Photo by Tim Tiebout.

As part of its multi-part project Philadelphia Assembled, the Philadelphia Museum of Art presents a number of performances related to the project’s underlying themes.

Philadelphia Assembled is an expansive, citywide project initiated by Dutch visual artist Jeanne van Heeswijk that invites change agents throughout the city to collectively imagine a present and future Philadelphia. The multi-part project is organized around five themes, or what van Heeswijk calls “atmospheres”—Reconstructions, Sovereignty, Futures, Sanctuary, and Movement—each derived from preliminary conversations about the city’s changing landscape.

A full list of events is below; all performances are free after museum admission.

Storytelling & Spoken Word
September 24 at 5 p.m., Perelman Auditorium
Storyteller Denise Valentine and poet Ursula Rucker premiere works inspired by Philadelphia Assembled and the oral histories of North Philadelphians.

Final Fridays: Afrofuturist Costume Ball
October 27 at 5 p.m.; Great Stair Hall
An Afrofuturist celebration featuring musical performances by Pew Fellows King Britt and Camae Ayewa (as Moor Mother), as well as a costume contest.

Odean Pope
November 3 at 5 p.m.; Great Stair Hall
Pew Fellow and saxophonist Odean Pope and his quartet present an evening of original jazz compositions animated by the themes of collaboration, movement, and spirituality.