Practice & Process
How do artists approach their work? We ask artists and cultural practitioners of all disciplines to discuss experimentation, discovery, research, and their methodologies of art-making.
Questions of Practice: Curator Koyo Kouoh on Transdisciplinary Practice
Questions of Practice: Guitarist Nels Cline on Virtuosity
Questions of Practice: Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin on Leadership
Questions of Practice: Composer David Lang on Classical Music, Education, Composing, and Virtuosity
Women, Art, and Technology: Kelsey Halliday Johnson and Amy Beste in Conversation
Questions of Practice: Choreographer and Dancer taisha paggett on the Relationship Between Art and Politics
Questions of Practice: Visual Artist Ann Hamilton on the Relationship between Production and Consumption
Questions of Practice: Visual Artist Jeanne van Heeswijk on the City as Subject
Questions of Practice: Ernesto Pujol on Durational Performance
Questions of Practice: Artist Cai Guo-Qiang on Public Art and Ephemerality
Questions of Practice: Francis Kéré on Creating Architecture that “Serves Humanity”
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.
A performance and newly commissioned album-length musical composition by Jace Clayton will take its inspiration from the artwork and record collection of Albert Barnes—including a recording which is credited with introducing African American spirituals to the wider world—offering audiences a way to reconnect with and to reimagine the Barnes Foundation collection through sound.
An original theater work sheds new light on the Reconstruction era in the United States, the constitutional legacy of the Civil War, and the passage of the Fourteenth Amendment.
royal hartigan is a percussionist, pianist, and tap dancer. He has studied and performed the music of Asia, Africa, Europe, West Asia, and the Americas, and is versed in the traditions of African American blues, gospel, funk, hip-hop, and jazz. He served as a Center Performance panelist in 2014 and a Performance LOI panelist in 2015.
The Liberian Women's Chorus for Change is scheduled to perform at Love Park, in recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Dulé Hill is an actor best known for his work as Charlie Young on The West Wing. In 2017, he appeared in the Center-supported music-theater work, Lights Out: Nat “King” Cole, presented by People’s Light.
Paula Marincola, executive director of The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, has been awarded an honorary degree from Drexel University.
Ken Vandermark's primary creative emphasis is the exploration of contemporary music that deals directly with advanced methods of improvisation.
A new play by Kira Obolensky demonstrated how family stories are passed on through generations.
Influenced by Chekhov and the paintings of Eric Fischl, and set to experimental music by Bhob Rainey, the highly physical and choreographed New Paradise ensemble offers The Adults.
In conjunction with Colored People Time: Mundane Futures, Quotidian Pasts, and Banal Presents, the Institute of Contemporary Art presents a sound and performance art piece by SCRAAATCH.
In 2016, our Pew Fellows brought an abundance of new projects to fruition, as they performed and exhibited their works across the nation and around the globe.
Sally Berger is a film and media curator, lecturer, and writer, and serves as assistant curator of the department of film at The Museum of Modern Art.
We ask DeFrantz how changes in technology are impacting the ways in which artists produce narrative.
A celebration of African music featuring performances by Pew Fellow and Liberian singer Fatu Gayflor and the Refugee All Stars.
As an extension of its Pearl Street and Social Practice Lab programming, Asian Arts Initiative invites volunteers to work with Chinatown North and Callowhill residents and neighbors, in maintaining the Pearl Street alleyway.
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.
Yoshitomi, chief knowledge officer of MeaningMatters, LLC, responds to a few questions around "Pro-Am" and how cultural organizations engage with their communities and potential audiences.
The first film series on this scale dedicated to the sexual revolution, International House Philadelphia will present more than 40 commercial and underground films in early 2014.
Julie York is a visual artist and 2007 Pew Fellow who works in porcelain, glass, and plastic, and whose practice is driven by the industrial process.