Terrance Nance Museum solo at the Institute of Contemporary art, Opportunities for Neighborhood programming, and more

Good morning, I'm Niko Walczuk I'll be handling the news from now on. I hope to bring you things that interest you and hopefully motivate you to get out to some galleries or entire exhibitions. Today we have an announcement for the newly rebranded Museum for Art in Wood, the first solo museum exhibition for filmmaker Terrance Nance at ICA, and one I'm especially interested in, funding for neighborhood arts programs celebrating Philadelphia jazz, through the Office of Arts and Culture.


First Solo Exhibition of Terence Nance Spotlighting the Artist and Filmmaker’s Genre-Defying Practice Opens at ICA in Philadelphia this March

A black man in an orange and white shirt and black hat holds a dark wooded guitar outside looking up at the camera.
Terence Nance, Jimi Could Have Fallen from the Sky, still. Image courtesy of the Institute of Contemporary Art.

Terence Nance: Swarm is the first solo museum presentation dedicated to the artist’s genre-defying and innovative practice. The exhibition highlights the artist’s experimentation in film, video, television, sound and performance during the ten-year period spanning 2012 to 2022. The title of the exhibition, Swarm, is a tribute to the community of friends and family Nance built around him in Brooklyn in the early to mid-2000s.

Opens March 10-July 9, 2023

Center for Art in Wood becomes Museum for Art in Wood

On January 30, the organization officially rebrands as the Museum for Art in Wood after undergoing an intensive and diligent planning process. The move allows the Museum to be further recognized by an international community of artists, scholars, and collectors as a critical resource in studying art, craft, and design in wood.

2022 Recipients of the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Biennial Grants- including two Philadelphia area artists, and congratulations!:
Farah Al-Qasimi Brooklyn NY
Yasi Alipour Brooklyn NY
Hector Dionicio Mendoza Salinas CA
Nikita Gale Los Angeles CA
Shaunté Gates Washington DC
Mark Gibson Philadelphia PA
Nicki Green Los Angeles CA
Julia Haft-Candell Los Angeles CA
Donté Hayes Cliffwood NJ
Pao Her Blaine MN
Lisa Kereszi Branford CT
Matvey Levenstein New York NY
Cy Morgan Astoria NY
Fahamu Pecou Atlanta GA
Lamar Peterson Minneapolis MN
Ronny Quevedo Bronx NY
Elena Sisto New York NY
Liza Sylvestre Champaign IL
Anna Tsouhlarakis Boulder CO
Didier William Elkins Park PA

For more information about each of the recipients, visit the Foundation’s website


Reckoning with Masculinity online discussion at PMA

Black and white drawn self portrait of the artist, a bearded black man in extreme close up looking down at the camera. Threads cross his nose.
Null (detail), 2018, by James A. Rose (American, born 1962), 2020-61-1a Image courtesy of the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Listen to Philadelphia artist James Rose discuss how these themes relate to his own art practice. Learn how he reckons with being seen and understood in works such as Null and Void,

Free donation of $5 optional, registration required online, Thursday, February 9, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. EST


Cerulean Juried Open Call (plus workshops)
Cerulean Arts is now accepting entries for the 11th Annual Juried Exhibition. This year’s juror is Bill Perthes, the Bernard C. Watson Director of Adult Education at the Barnes Foundation. Check out the PROSPECTUS for complete details and application.

Cerulean Arts Classroom:
Cerulean Arts offers a stimulating line-up of adult studio art classes and workshops with a select group of professional artist/teachers in a relaxed and supportive environment, often in conjunction with exhibitions. Classes are held in the Cerulean Arts classroom or online. In-person classes are limited to 3 – 8 people at this time (unless otherwise noted).
FIRST UP WORKSHOP IS Katie Knoeringer – 6 weeks starting Feb 3. $195 for the series

Funding for Jazz-Inspired Neighborhood Arts Programs
The Office of Arts, Culture, and Creative Economy’s Neighborhood Arts Program (NAP) provides funding to annually support more than 100 free, family-friendly arts activities or events in Philadelphia’s neighborhoods. As part of Philly Celebrates Jazz 2023, NAP is accepting event proposals—now through February 20, 2023—for free, high-quality, jazz-inspired events happening in Philadelphia County during month of April. Grants of $500, $1000, and $1500 are available. Application information here.