Film Screening + Tour

Art21 Screening + Dream House Tour

May 3, 2023
5:30 pm to 7:15 pm

The artist Rose B. Simpson carves two clay figures with hand tools. Behind her are many tools and supplies gathered along shelves in her studio. The image is a still from the Art21 video feature Simpson and other contemporary artists.
Rose B. Simpson in her studio. Production still from the “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 11 episode, “Everyday Icons,” 2023. © Art21, Inc. 2023.

In this public screening event, follow some of the country’s most innovative artists as they go big and bold, responding to the challenge of our current moment with new paintings, sculptures, films, and performances that inspire and heal. “Everyday Icons,” the first episode of the latest season of PBS’s acclaimed documentary series Art in the Twenty-First Century, will feature Rose B. Simpson—whose work is on view both at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and The Fabric Workshop and Museum—Philadelphia artist Alex Da Corte, as well as Amy Sherald and Daniel Lind-Ramos as they build new and exciting visual worlds and question the monuments and icons that came before. 

Following the screening, join us down the street for a special evening tour of Rose B. Simpson: Dream House at The Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM). Developed in collaboration with FWM’s Studio through a two-year residency, Simpson’s multi-room installation explores the imprints and through-lines that connect and orient her life as an artist, an Indigenous person, and a mother. 

Rose B. Simpson: Dream House is on view at FWM through May 7, 2023. 

Rose B. Simpson’s work, The Delegate, is on view at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts as part of the exhibition, Rising Sun: Artists in an Uncertain America, through October 8, 2023. 

Event Information

May 3, 2023
5:30 pm to 7:15 pm

Screening: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Rhoden Theater of the Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building
128 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Tour: The Fabric Workshop and Museum
1214 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Free | Space is limited. Advance registration encouraged.


About Art21

Art21 is a celebrated global leader in presenting thought-provoking and sophisticated content about contemporary art, and the go-to place to learn first-hand from the artists of our time. Art21’s mission is to inspire a more creative and inclusive world through the works and words of contemporary artists. The Peabody Award-winning series provides unparalleled access to the artist’s voice to diverse audiences around the world, using the power of digital media to introduce millions of people to contemporary art and artists. For over two decades, Art21 has changed the paradigm for teaching and learning about the creative process.

About The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

As the first art school and museum in the United States, PAFA celebrates the transformative power of art and art-making. Founded in 1805, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the fine arts, innovative exhibitions of historic and contemporary American art, and a world-class collection of American art. A recipient of the National Medal of Arts, PAFA’s esteemed alumni include Mary Cassatt, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Thomas Eakins, William Glackens, Barkley L. Hendricks, Violet Oakley, Louis Kahn, David Lynch, and Henry Ossawa Tanner.


Major support of FWM is provided by the Marion Boulton “Kippy” Stroud Foundation. FWM receives state art funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Additional support is provided by Agnes Gund and the Board of Directors and Members of The Fabric Workshop and Museum.