Our Questions of Practice research series includes in-depth publications on issues critical to artistic practice that derive from our experience as cultural grantmakers. Explore our web-based and print publications here.
In Terms of Performance, A Keywords Anthology
The Sentient Archive: Bodies, Performance, and Memory
danceworkbook: A Steady Pulse: Restaging Lucinda Childs, 1963–78
What Makes a Great Exhibition?
Pigeons on the Grass, Alas: Contemporary Curators Talk About the Field
Curating Now: Imaginative Practice/Public Responsibility
Gray Area: Provocations on the Future of Preservation
Letting Go? Sharing Historical Authority in a User-Generated World
danceworkbook: Susan Foster! Susan Foster! Three Performed Lectures
danceworkbook: Belonging and Solo: Roko Kawai
Boris Charmatz on why dance is “the right medium to re-enchant the public sphere.”
In the first featured event of Drexel University Westphal College's Philadelphia Museum of Dance, choreographer Boris Charmatz examines the presentation of public performance in manger.
In conjunction with In Search of Eastman, exploring the possibilities associated with presenting the work of Julius Eastman (1940–90), Bowerbird presents a weekend of free events introducing the life and work of the composer.
The organizations supported by the Center have a wide range of ambitious projects planned for 2019. The sampling below showcases their upcoming performances, exhibitions, and public programs around the region.
The Rosenbach presents a performance of Bram Stoker’s Dracula by Josh Hitchens of Going Dark Theatre.
Press keeps pouring in for psychylustro, a large-scale public art project by Katharina Grosse and Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, funded by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage and set to be unveiled on May 17.
Thaddeus Phillips teams up with the Minneapolis-based musical duo Wilhelm Bros. & Co. to create this action-opera about Edgar Allan Poe's mysterious last days.
New Paradise Laboratories’ O Monsters, the companion piece to their Center-supported project Hello Blackout!, travels to the 2018 Capital Fringe Festival in Washington D.C.
This spring, the Free Library of Philadelphia is showcasing fraktur, the historical Pennsylvania German folk art style, with Framing Fraktur. This Center-funded exhibition places contemporary art, including drawings, paintings, woodblock prints, and embroideries, alongside traditional works drawn from the Library's Rare Book Department collection.
Mike Bullock holds a workshop previewing his Center-funded project The Philadelphia Embassy of the Kingdoms of Elgaland-Vargaland.
Composer and guitarist Nels Cline explains the distinction between when virtuosity is an “aesthetic obstacle” to music and when it “changes the way you think about sound.”
As an introduction to their Center-supported project, The Contest of the Fruits, the Hurford Center for the Arts and Humanities will host international art collective Slavs and Tatars as they present their lecture-performance Al-Isnad or Chains We Can Believe In, which explores mysticism, modernity, and criticality.
An exhibition will survey 30 years of contemporary art made by artists who share an experience of South Korea by their birth, residence, or ancestry.
Theatre Exile produces risky and challenging plays that contain a sense of grit and passion.
Letting Go? investigates path-breaking public history practices at a time when the traditional expertise of museums and historical institutions is challenged by evolving trends in technology, programming, oral histories, and contemporary art.
Nunally Kersh is an independent producer and consultant in the contemporary performing arts sector.
Join the Painted Bride Art Center for a public conversation with Yerba Buena Center for the Arts' Chief of Program & Pedagogy, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, and Opera Philadelphia's Vice President of Community Programming, Michael Bolton, for a thought-provoking discussion on how to create immersive and socially engaged programs that address today's challenges.
Emancipating Cliveden was a radical reinterpretation of Cliveden of the National Trust, based on extensive evidence of the Chew family's slaveholding.
Ain Gordon, the Center's 2011–13 Visiting Artist, spoke with choreographer and director Merián Soto about her Center-supported piece, SoMoS.
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.