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Recent grantee publications. Photo by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.
May 2, 2024

 10 Center-Supported Publications for Your Bookshelf

Dr. Bruce D. Thibodeau, Colleen Jennings-Roggensack, and Elizabeth Merritt
Apr 25, 2024

What We’re Learning: Three Cultural Leaders on Thriving Through Uncertainty

Eva Wu, 2021 Pew Fellow. Photo by Ryan Collerd.
Apr 11, 2024

Four Pew Fellows to Experiment and Expand Practices in Artist Residencies

Barbara Earl Thomas, A Joyful Noise, 2022, paper cut with hand-printed color. Photo by Spike Mafford / Zocalo Studios, courtesy of Claire Oliver Gallery, New York, and the artist. 
Mar 27, 2024

Spring Culture Fix: 11 Events to See and Hear in Philadelphia This Season

Ahn Sekwon, Lights of Wolgok-dong, 2005, digital C-print, 70.8" x 94.5". Photo courtesy of the artist.
Mar 4, 2024

On Tour: Where to Find Center-Supported Projects Around the World

Pew Fellow Phillip B. Williams leaning up against stacks of books.
Feb 8, 2024

Where to Find the Latest Work from Phillip B. Williams, James Ijames, Raven Chacon, and More Pew Fellows

Rising Sun: Artists in an Uncertain America, 2023, installation view, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA. Photo by Constance Mensh.
Dec 13, 2023

Year in Review: The Art & Ideas That Illuminated 2023

Roberto Lugo, 2019 Pew Fellow. Photo by Ryan Collerd.
Nov 3, 2023

A Heinz Award, Three MacArthur Fellowships, and More Pew Fellows News

Yuni Kim Lang, Comfort Hair—Woven Identity I, 2013, polypropylene rope, 80" x 100". Photo by Tim Thayer, courtesy of the artist.
Sep 29, 2023

Five New Cultural Events to See This Fall—Plus Two You May Have Missed

Adebunmi Gbadebo, 2022 Pew Fellow. Photo by Neal Santos.
Jun 20, 2023

Major Awards for Adebunmi Gbadebo and Jesse Krimes, New Writing from Airea D. Matthews and Justin Cronin, and More Fellows News

William Edmondson, untitled (Adam and Eve or Egyptian Couple), 1940. Photo courtesy of The Museum of Everything.
May 16, 2023

10 World Premieres and New Exhibitions to See This Summer

Denice Frohman, 2022 Pew Fellow. Photo by David Evan McDowell.
Apr 19, 2023

Pew Fellow Poets on Identity, Politics, and Basketball

Ulysses Jenkins, Ulysses Jenkins: Without Your Interpretation, 2021, installation view, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania. Photo by Constance Mensh.
Apr 12, 2023

Where in the World to Find Center-Supported Projects Right Now

Petah Coyne, Untitled #1383 (Sisters—Two Trees), 2013-2023, part of the exhibition Rising Sun: Artists in an Uncertain America, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA. Photo by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.
Mar 27, 2023

Collaborative Exhibition Rising Sun in The New York Times, and More Grantees in the News

Terence Nance, still from Swimming in Your Skin Again, 2014. Courtesy of Terence Nance.
Feb 24, 2023

6 Can’t-Miss Cultural Events Coming to Philadelphia

Karyn Olivier, 2019 Pew Fellow. Photo by Ryan Collerd.
Feb 7, 2023

Karyn Olivier’s Installation at Newark Airport, New Exhibitions from Rami George and Alex Da Corte, and More Pew Fellows News

Rhodessa Jones and Raven Chacon, 2020 Pew Fellows-in-Residence. Photos by Neal Santos.
Jan 23, 2023

Checking in with Our Fellows-in-Residence: Rhodessa Jones & Raven Chacon

Jayson Musson as “Jay” with “Ollie.” Jayson Musson, in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, His History of Art, 2022. Photo by Carlos Avendaño.
Dec 14, 2022

Year in Review: The Art That Resonated in 2022

Pew Fellow Jesse Krimes, Apokaluptein:16389067, 2010–13; prison bed sheets, transferred newsprint, color pencil, graphite, gouache; 480" x 180". Photo by Karsten Moran.
Oct 5, 2022

Pew Fellows News: Five Artists in The New York Times, and Major Prizes for Brenda Dixon Gottschild, Sonia Sanchez, and CAConrad

Pig Iron Theatre Company, promotional image for The Path of Pins or The Path of Needles, 2022. Pictured: performers Jessica Almasy (L) and Courtney Henry (R). Photo by Jaŭhien Sasnoŭ. 
Aug 24, 2022

9 Must-See Arts & Culture Events in Philly This Fall

Mark Thomas Gibson, 2021 Pew Fellow. Photo by Ryan Collerd.
Jun 30, 2022

Pew Fellows News: Mark Thomas Gibson Wins Guggenheim, James Ijames and Raven Chacon Win Pulitzers, and Roberto Lugo and Kukuli Velarde Works in the Smithsonian

Shrouding of the LOVE sculpture in John F. Kennedy Plaza, Philadelphia, World AIDS Day / Day Without Art, 1992. Photo by Office of the City Representative, City of Philadelphia, courtesy of the John J. Wilcox, Jr. Archives, William Way LGBT Community Center. 
Jun 8, 2022

William Way’s Remembrance Takes Pride in Memorializing Philadelphians Affected by HIV/AIDS Crisis

Recent grantee publications. Photo courtesy of The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.
Jun 1, 2022

Summer Syllabus: 15 Documentaries, Books, and Other Artistic Works to Watch and Read

Apr 7, 2022

Pew Fellows News: Four Artists in Whitney and Venice Biennials, Major Awards for Sonia Sanchez, and Imani Perry’s Latest Book

Bill T. Jones, creator, director, and choreographer of Deep Blue Sea, accompanied by a group of community dancers during a performance in New York. Photo by Maria Baranova. 
Mar 10, 2022

Spring Forward with 11 Arts and Culture Events in Philadelphia

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Feb 22, 2022

Black History in the Making: Five Artists and Culture Workers on the Art that Inspires Them

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Dec 13, 2021

Words to Envision a New Year

Left: Julian Talamantez Brolaski, 2019 Pew Fellow. Photo by Charles Ludvig.Right: Tina Satter, 2019 Pew Fellow. Photo by Michael De Angelis.
Nov 10, 2021

Welcoming Our First Pew Fellows-in-Residence

Sun & Sea (Marina), opera-performance by Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė, Vaiva Grainytė, and Lina Lapelytė, La Biennale di Venezia, 2019. Photography by Andrej Vasilenko, courtesy of the artists.
Aug 23, 2021

12 Exhibitions, Performances, and Arts Events in Philadelphia This Fall

Jonathan Lyndon Chase, 2019 Pew Fellow. Photo by Rafael Martínez.
Jun 16, 2021

Pride 2021: Seven Artists on the Queer Works that Shaped Their Practices

Tot-Guard, 1973, Ford Motor Company. Photo courtesy of the Collections of The Henry Ford Museum.
Jun 10, 2021

Designing Motherhood Interrogates a Century of Birth through the Lens of Design

Sculpture: Courtney Bowles and Mark Strandquist, On the Day They Come Home, 2021, part of Staying Power exhibition, The Village of Arts and Humanities, Fairhill-Hartranft neighborhood, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mural: Lily Yeh, Obatala, 2018. Photo courtesy of The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.
May 20, 2021

North Philadelphia Community Defines Its Own Legacy with Staying Power Monuments

Pew Fellow Major Jackson. Photo by Erin Patrice O’Brien.
Apr 26, 2021

A Poem that Changed My Life: Seven Pew Fellows on the Works that Inspire Them

Still from the film Test Pattern, 2018, directed by Pew Fellow Shatara Michelle Ford. Pictured center: Brittany S. Hall as “Renesha.”
Apr 16, 2021

Pew Fellows News: Artists on View at MoMA, The Met, and PMA, Three Fellows Win Guggenheims

Pati Hill, Alphabet of Common Objects, c. 1975-79, 45 black and white copier prints, each 11” x 8.5,″ part of Arcadia University Art Gallery's 2015 exhibition Pati Hill: Photocopier. Courtesy Estate of Pati Hill and Arcadia.
Mar 23, 2021

Making History: Celebrating the Groundbreaking Work of Women Artists

Asian Arts Initiative, Unity Within the Initiative capsule exhibition, 2021, Pearl Street view. Photo by Zsa Zsa Dali. 
Mar 19, 2021

Unity at the Initiative Connects Skate Culture and the Work of Queer Artists of Color

Musician Leyla McCalla, part of WXPN's Kanaval: Haitian Rhythms and the Music of New Orleans project. Photo by Sarrah Danzinger.
Feb 24, 2021

Kanaval Documentary Reveals Haitian Influence on New Orleans Culture

Eric Battle at the Black Lives Always Mattered! exhibition, Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection, Temple University. Photo by Ryan S. Brandenberg courtesy of Temple University. 
Feb 18, 2021

Black History Celebrated in New Documentary, Graphic Novel, and Other Grantee Works

Rasheedah Phillips and Camae Ayewa, 2017 Pew Fellows. Photo by Ryan Collerd.
Feb 4, 2021

Pew Fellows News: Rasheedah Phillips on “Time”, Roberto Lugo’s Kamala Harris Teapot, Trapeta B. Mayson’s Poetry Hotline

Wilma Theater HotHouse members during workshop for The Cherry Orchard with Dmitry Krymov, 2018. Photo by Kristin Finger.
Jan 5, 2021

Video: Looking Ahead with our Newest Grantees 

Airea D. Matthews, 2020 Pew Fellow. Photo by Wes Matthews. 
Dec 16, 2020

Pew Fellows in the News: Rennie Harris, Karyn Olivier, and Carolyn Lazard Earn Major Awards, Airea D. Matthews Discusses Her Fellowship with WHYY

Milford Graves, mixed media collage, 1994. Photo courtesy of the artist.
Sep 22, 2020

Fall Arts in Philadelphia: Milford Graves at Institute of Contemporary Art, Films at Eastern State Penitentiary, David Gordon On-screen

Pew Fellow Karyn Olivier, Wall, 2020, installation view of Everything That’s Alive Moves exhibition, the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia. Photo by Constance Mensh.
Aug 5, 2020

Pew Fellows News: Karyn Olivier Pens Washington Post Op-Ed, Marshall Allen Leads New Sun Ra Album, and New Essays from Imani Perry

Lee Francis, Weshoyot Alvitre, and Will Fenton, Ghost River: The Fall and Rise of the Conestoga, 2019, colored spread of Lenape peoples united in prayer, Red Planet Books and Comics.
Jul 6, 2020

Ten Publications from Center-Funded Projects Reflect on Monuments, American History, and More

Mark di Suvero, Iroquois, 1983-1999; Roxy Paine, Symbiosis, 2011; Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Photo by James Ewing Photography, courtesy of the Association for Public Art.
May 20, 2020

15+ More Ways to Get Philadelphia Arts and Culture at Home

Yolanda Wisher, 2015 Pew Fellow. Photo by Ryan Collerd.
May 23, 2023

New Video Series: Pew Fellows Share Poems from Home

Pew Fellow Major Jackson. Photo by Erin Patrice O’Brien.
Apr 23, 2020

Poetry Month Pew Fellows News: New Books by Major Jackson and Susan Stewart, a Podcast by Yolanda Wisher, Readings from Trapeta B. Mayson, Ron Silliman, and More

There at the Wilma Theater. Photo by Johanna Austin.
Apr 14, 2020

25+ Ways to Engage with Philadelphia Arts and Culture from Home

Jennifer Higdon, 1999 Pew Fellow. Photo by Andrew Bogard.
Mar 31, 2020

Pew Fellows News: Jennifer Higdon Wins Grammy, New Yorker Profiles Becky Suss, Rebecca Rutstein Debuts AT&T Building Mural

Jonathan Lyndon Chase, sweet gospel men, 2019. Photo courtesy of the artist.
Jan 28, 2020

Pew Fellows News: The Whitney Acquires Works by Jonathan Lyndon Chase and Alex da Corte, Trapeta B. Mayson Named Philly Poet Laureate, Tina Satter’s Play on NY Times “Best Of” List

Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, Emerging Voices: Art Song & Social Connection, 2019. Joelle Harvey, soprano, and Shannon McGinnis, piano, performing Reynaldo Hahn. Photo by Matt Genders.
Jan 15, 2020

Philadelphia Chamber Music Society Presents Concerts, Discussions, and Master Class Examining the Art Song Form

Karyn Oliver, The Battle is Joined, 2017, Vernon Park. Presented as part of Mural Arts Philadelphia’s Monument Lab. Photo by Mike Reali.
Nov 27, 2019

Pew Fellows News: Major Award for Tiona Nekkia McClodden, New Commission for Karyn Olivier, and a Photography Book Release from Emmet Gowin

In Motion, In Place: Trisha Brown Dance Company in Fairmount Park, Roof Piece on the rooftops surrounding Logan Circle, Philadelphia. Photo by Vikki Sloviter.
Sep 3, 2019

Fall Arts in Philadelphia: Trisha Brown Dance Co in Fairmount Park, Films at Eastern State, Pig Iron Premiere & More

Tayarisha Poe, 2017 Pew Fellow. Photo by Ryan Collerd.
Jun 30, 2019

Pew Fellows News: Kate Watson-Wallace Premieres Work at LA’s REDCAT, Tayarisha Poe’s Film to be Adapted by Amazon Studios, Benjamin Volta’s Mural Honored by Americans for the Arts

Jamaaladeen Tacuma, 2011 Pew Fellow. Photo by Colin Lenton.
Jun 18, 2019

Pew Fellows News: Interviews with Jamaladeen Tacuma and Lorene Cary, New Works from Michelle Angela Ortiz and Brian Teare, and More

Aniara art by Elizabeth Haidle.
May 30, 2019

The Crossing Premieres Choral-Theater Work Aniara: fragments of time and space June 20-23

Homer Jackson, New Songs of the Open Road, Strawberry Mansion neighborhood, Philadelphia, May 18, 2019. Photo by Alexis Simmons.
May 29, 2019

Whitman at 200 Artistic Commissions Cast a Legendary Writer in a New Light

Tiona McClodden’s Be Alarmed: The 3rd Attempt, 2012. Photo courtesy of the artist.
Apr 24, 2019

Pew Fellows News: Artists in Whitney and Venice Biennials, an Academy of American Poets Award, and New Works Around the World

Rasheedah Phillips and Camae Ayewa, 2017 Pew Fellows. Photo by Ryan Collerd.
Feb 26, 2019

Pew Fellows News: Camae Ayewa Receives Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grant, Melissa Ho Mounts Exhibition at Smithsonian, Tayarisha Poe Screens Film at Sundance