2018 Philadelphia Launch

At a launch event hosted by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology and supported by the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage on March 19th, LaPlaca Cohen presented the top-line findings from Culture Track ’17 to a gathering of cultural leaders from the Philadelphia community. Video courtesy of the Penn Museum.

The presentation of the research findings was given by:

  • Arthur Cohen, CEO, LaPlaca Cohen
  • Carla Kessler, Strategist, LaPlaca Cohen





Following the presentation of this year’s research findings, a panel of cultural leaders discussed the implications for the cultural field. The panel included:

  • Patricia Wilson Aden, President and CEO, African American Museum in Philadelphia
  • Robert Blackson, Director of Exhibitions and Public Programs, Temple Contemporary at Tyler School of Art, Temple University
  • Youngmoo Kim, Director, ExCITe Center of Drexel University
  • Ryan Lewis, Vice President of Marketing, Opera Philadelphia
  • Moderated by Stephanie Renée, host of “WURD Backstage,” WURD Radio