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Invigorating Civic Life

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A man appears dwarfed walking through the enormous fabric silhouettes of the art installation ‘habitus,’ which was created by award-winning artist Ann Hamilton. The work was first displayed in Philadelphia’s Fabric Workshop and Museum.
Joe McFetridge

Pew-funded arts projects reach new eyes in Philadelphia and beyond

Following their premieres in Philadelphia, Pew Center for Arts & Heritage-funded projects continue to find broader audiences. The large-scale visual art installation “habitus” by award-winning artist Ann Hamilton, which was originally commissioned through a center grant awarded to the Fabric Workshop and Museum, traveled to the Converge 45 arts festival in Portland, Oregon, in September. Theater company New Paradise Laboratories took its physical theater piece “O Monsters” to the 2018 Capital Fringe Festival in Washington, D.C., in July. Dance artist Madhusmita Bora’s film, which documents the classical Indian dance form of Sattriya and her work with the Dancing Monks of Assam, was screened at the Mustard Seed South Asian film festival in Philadelphia in August. In October, composer and 2018 Pew fellow David Ludwig followed up his world premiere of “The Anchoress” with a performance of the work at New York City’s DiMenna Center for Classical Music.

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How the Arts in Philadelphia Inspired Us in 2019

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In 2019, The Pew Charitable Trusts continued its commitment to supporting dynamic cultural programs and visionary local artists through The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. In this video, take a look back at some of the year’s most imaginative and ambitious performances, exhibitions, and public programs produced by the Center’s grantees and fellows, who have helped make the Philadelphia region a vital hub for arts and culture while invigorating civic life in Pew’s hometown.