Social & Community-Based Practices
What roles can art and artists play in society and in our communities? Artists and cultural practitioners discuss responsibility, trust, and long-term impact when creating socially engaged art.
Questions of Practice: Farm for the City Participants on What Urban Farming Can Do for a Community
Questions of Practice: Photographer Zanele Muholi on What it Means To Be a “Visual Activist”
Questions of Practice: Artist Yael Bartana on Participating in Politics Through Art
Questions of Practice: Ernesto Pujol on Pursuing Aesthetics
Questions of Practice: Choreographer Jawole Willa Jo Zollar on Art and Social Justice
Questions of Practice: Curator Koyo Kouoh on Politics and Socially Engaged Practice
Questions of Practice: Artist Michael Rakowitz on Threading Disparate Sources into a Cohesive Whole
Questions of Practice: Artist Hank Willis Thomas on Photography and Framing
Questions of Practice: Artist Mariam Ghani on Collaboration in Socially Engaged Art
Questions of Practice: Cohabitation Strategies on the Role of the Arts in Fostering Social Change
Questions of Practice: Choreographer Germaine Ingram on the Responsibilities of Creating Socially Engaged Art
WXPN's yearlong project explores the origins and evolution of zydeco, a form of African-American roots music that blends Cajun traditions, blues, and R&B. On Saturday, December 13, Zydeco Crossroads and Allons Danser welcome zydeco musicians Rosie Ledet & the Zydeco Playboys to Norristown's Holy Saviour Club for a holiday potluck and dance party.
Strange Currencies explores the emergence and development of experimental artistic practices in Mexico City in the 1990s, accompanied by outside performances and a film program at The Galleries at Moore.
Following the opening at Vox Populi, an Alien She and Riot Grrrl-inspired concert will take place at Johnny Brenda's.
Curator Kelsey Halliday Johnson and media scholar Amy Beste consider why women artists have often only received serious recognition later in their lives and careers.
Jazz Bridge presents a performance featuring bassist Christian McBride and guitarist Monnette Sudler.
Jumatatu Poe developed The Flight Attendants, a satirical commentary on the service industry, during summer workshops with members of his company, idiosynCrazy productions.
The Liberian Women's Chorus for Change, renowned musicians, perform traditional and newly-composed songs to inspire dialogue and action around gender violence. They will be part of the Philadelphia celebration of One Billion Rising, at Love Park.
Swarthmore College presents Chopin Without Piano at FringeArts, featuring an interpretive theatrical and musical piece that will reveal new insights into Fryderyk Chopin as both a historical figure and a masterful composer.
The Penn Museum presents a discussion on the process of creating its recent Center-funded public classroom series Science and Race: History, Use, and Abuse.
A panel of specialists from New York and Philadelphia auction houses and galleries will explore the mounting interest for mid-century modern furniture.
The Women’s Mobile Museum with Zanele Muholi concludes with an exhibition at Philadelphia Photo Arts Center that explores representation, remembrance, and identity.
This series curated by a local music expert sought to challenge our notions of music and noise with playlists that represented a range of genres, accompanied by interpretive narratives.
The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage is pleased to share our 2019 grant application guidelines and to announce updates to our grant making.
Preservation director Libbie Hawes on the process of making historical sites meaningful to contemporary audiences.
Named for Doylestown's most famous son, the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer James A. Michener, this museum was founded in 1988 with a regional focus, housing a collection of Pennsylvania impressionist paintings.
An award-winning composer-vocalist, Bielawa has worked with Anthony Braxton, Philip Glass Ensemble, and John Zorn. We asked her: How is technology impacting our expectations of live music?
Clearfield creates deep, emotive musical languages that she says, "synthesize disparate elements into a musical whole," in works that explore themes ranging from freedom and oppression, to ancient cultures, religion, health, and technology.
Theater artist Trey Lyford premieres a visual theater piece that tells the story of a life remembered and the frailty of human experience.
Argeo Ascani, Curator for Music at EMPAC, Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, talks about approaching artistic risk as a curator.
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!