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The world premiere of a new play by Eisa Davis considers the immigrant experience through stories of a suburban Philadelphia mushroom farming community.
Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley: Dust to Dust
Artists Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley contemplate the impact of climate change in an immersive installation of filmed performances, set in both the past and a speculative future.
Satter’s experimental theater productions reflect diverse textual, formal, and aesthetic influences to illuminate the stories of female and queer characters.
Themes of community, ritual, belonging, and belief are explored in a new opera by composer Missy Mazzoli and librettist Royce Vavrek, co-produced by Norwegian National Opera.
Suss’ use of vivid color, pattern, and distorted perspective imbues an otherworldly quality to her large-scale paintings of domestic interiors.
A Site To Be Seen: Concepts for and from the Superfund
Working with artist Mierle Laderman Ukeles, a group of interdisciplinary artists introduce the public to the environmental history and artistic potential of a former scrap metal site through a community event and series of widely distributed creative newsprint publications.
Beethoven: Missa solemnis 2.0
Ludwig van Beethoven’s renowned but rarely performed masterpiece gains new depth with a visual installation designed by media artist Refik Anadol that immerses audiences in a virtual, multi-denominational cathedral.
The Tenants of Lenapehocking in the Age of Magnets
A new documentary film by Pew Fellow Louis Massiah surveys North Philadelphia’s black community from 1896 to 1968 and brings to life the history, stories, and events that created new centers for black culture.
Lugo’s ceramics and visual art practice blends historical forms of European porcelain with contemporary iconography to honor the culture and experiences of people of color.
Pool: A Social History of Segregation
An interactive exhibition sited in a former public pool and a new play by Pew Fellow James Ijames examine the history and present-day implications of segregated swimming pools in America.
Olivier creates monuments, memorials, and visual art installations that consider the complex and often conflicting representations of history and memory in public spaces.
In a participatory art-making process and multi-site exhibition, residents of Philadelphia’s Fairhill-Hartranft neighborhood work with local and visiting artists and public art and history studio Monument Lab to reflect on the notion of community “staying power.”