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: 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: Poet and Performer Tracie Morris on “Serving Her Muse”
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”
Fleisher Art Memorial hosts a reception for Bring Your Own Project at Cherry Street Pier, where a large curtain made from recycled materials will be on view to the public.
This project will pose the question: What does a 21st-century urban monument look like? The centerpiece of this exploration will be a temporary monument designed by the late, award-winning artist Terry Adkins.
The major repository of the art of three generations of Wyeths (H.C, Andy, and Jamie), and steward of hundreds of acres of land where the artists worked, the Brandywine Museum is a national treasure.
Leroy Johnson (Pew Fellow, 2014) is a mixed-media artist whose work takes the form of painting, collage, and assemblage sculpture. A native of Philadelphia, his work is reflective of his many experiences in the inner city.
Hip-hop artists and scholars will explore and unpack the experience of racism through music and lyrics.
In September, Pew Fellows from across all art disciplines were nationally recognized for their work, launched new and innovative projects, and received prestigious honors and awards. See the latest updates in our news roundup below.
Congolese choreographer Faustin Linyekula discusses why he is "constantly trying to find ways of being in dialogue with the city."
Makihara's performance work blends percussion with dance-like body movement, exercising a rigorous, systematic, and practiced process of experimentation and repetition.
New Paradise Laboratories' The Adults is a truly collaborative theater piece, exploring the not-so-hidden darkness of human nature and its impact on the natural world. Since its world premiere at Painted Bride Art Center on September 3, The Adults has received rave reviews.
Pew Fellow and visual artist Sharon Hayes on the responsibilities associated with being an artist, the first film that inspired her practice, and more.
The Village holds an opening reception for its SPACES International Artist in Residence exhibition.
Lenny Seidman is a tabla player, composer, and teacher who focuses on contemporary applications for tabla and collaborations with non-western drumming and postmodern and non-western dance traditions.
Deborah Schwartz is president of the Brooklyn Historical Society, a nationally renowned urban history center founded in 1863. Most recently, she served as an LOI panelist in Exhibitions & Public Interpretation in 2014 and 2015.
Jenny Gersten is producing consultant for the Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center in New York.
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.
Hazami Sayed is the founder and executive director of Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture
A discovery project investigates the arts in relationship to place and aims to capture the legacy and influence of artists working in Old City, Philadelphia, in the mid-1970s and ‘80s.
Join WXPN for two free performances, featuring Leon Chavis & The Zydeco Flames and Koray Broussard & The Zydeco Unit.
Get a sneak peek at a rehearsal of the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia for an introduction to the world of choral music.
John Harbison sets the poetry of Louise Glück, Jessica Fisher, and Eugenio Montale to music and conducts this premiere performance.