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
Anthracite Fields, a new, hybrid choral work by composer Julia Wolfe, commissioned by the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia, has received widespread media attention leading up to its world premiere performances.
In 2010, the Center hosted Václav Havel, the late renowned playwright and former President of the Czech Republic, for an interview at The Wilma Theater, prior to the American premiere of Leaving, his first play in 20 years.
Suss’ use of vivid color, pattern, and distorted perspective imbues an otherworldly quality to her large-scale paintings of domestic interiors.
Choral Arts Philadelphia's project 1734–1735: A Season in the Life of J.S. Bach continues February 15 with renditions of Cantatas 14 and 147.
Zoe Strauss: Ten Years, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, received media attention from a number of publications.
As part of the Center-funded Consumption: A Project on Pearl Street conceived by Rick Lowe, an ongoing revitalization of Pearl Street, Asian Arts Initiative presents an opening reception for the installations "Finding Comfort" and "Who's Who."
Conductor Donald Nally and violinist Hanna Khoury on how tradition influences their approach to bringing together a classical Arab chamber ensemble and a Western choir in performance.
Mural Arts Philadelphia presents a preview event for its forthcoming public art project Monument Lab: A Citywide Public Art and History Exhibition.
Ellina Kevorkian is an artist, independent curator, and former artistic director for residency programs at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE.
Kiranavali Vidyasankar is a vocalist, music teacher, and writer who comes from a lineage of legendary Carnatic (South Indian) musicians.
Mural Arts hosts an exhibition of photojournalist Martha Cooper's photographic preservation of graffiti and Steve Weinik's documentation of psychylustro by Katharina Grosse.
Jennifer Higdon wins a International Opera Award for Cold Mountain, Geoff Sobelle's one-man play The Object Lesson will be presented at New York Theatre Workshop, and a mid-career retrospective book of Bo Bartlett's paintings is published.
PRISM Quartet's Center-funded project Color Theory features a series of performances, lectures, and workshops that investigate the concept of "musical color."
Lisa Kraus, Trisha Brown: In the New Body project director and former member of the Trisha Brown Dance Company, offers an inside view into Brown's dance rehearsals, artistic development, and more.
Students, teachers, parents, administrators, and community members gathered at the closed Fairhill Elementary School on May 1, 2015 for the launch of Temple Contemporary's Center-funded reFORM.
Arts leader Sam Miller talked with the Center about the relationship between risk and artistic process.
The Invisible City project consists of extensive oral history research, conducted with artists, critics, and curators active in the city's little-known avant-garde visual arts community of the 1960s and 1970s.
This timely, interdisciplinary, experimental series of dance, music, poetry, mixed media installations, and interactive programs—from acclaimed artists and scholars such as choreographer taisha paggett, designer Raul de Nieves, and composer George Lewis— invites audiences to consider African American performance aesthetics and the role of performance in museum spaces.
The Philadelphia Museum of Art hosts an opening reception for Yael Bartana’s exhibition And Europe Will Be Stunned, featuring the performance Bury Our Weapons, Not Our Bodies!
Sonia Sanchez is an award-winning poet, playwright, professor, activist, and one of the foremost leaders of the Black Studies movement.