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Free admission to the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania for the public is sponsored by the Amanda (C95) and Glenn (W87/WG88) Fuhrman Fund. PLEASE NOTE: ICA will be closed until September 17, 2021.

Join our team! ICA is seeking a Director of Communications and Content to lead and oversee communications and creative p...
12/13/2023

Join our team! ICA is seeking a Director of Communications and Content to lead and oversee communications and creative production efforts for ICA. They will define and design an architecture for ICA’s communications and content that consistently reflects ICA’s public voice, raises the institution’s visibility among diverse audiences, and positions ICA as a thought leader across the fields of arts and culture.

Click the link in our bio to learn more and apply.

Today, we want to give thanks to you, our visitors, students, community members, artists, curators, art lovers and more....
11/23/2023

Today, we want to give thanks to you, our visitors, students, community members, artists, curators, art lovers and more. You all support ICA’s mission and our work to provide impactful art experiences.
 
This holiday season, channel the spirit of 𝘋𝘢𝘷𝘪𝘥 𝘈𝘯𝘵𝘰𝘯𝘪𝘰 𝘊𝘳𝘶𝘻: 𝘞𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘊𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘥𝘳𝘦𝘯 𝘊𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘏𝘰𝘮𝘦, which embraces a sense of home that defies conventional definitions. For Cruz, home emerges from the bonds of community and chosen family. It is sustained by a sense of possibility and belonging inspired by memories shared with loved ones.



𝘋𝘢𝘷𝘪𝘥 𝘈𝘯𝘵𝘰𝘯𝘪𝘰 𝘊𝘳𝘶𝘻: 𝘞𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘊𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘥𝘳𝘦𝘯 𝘊𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘏𝘰𝘮𝘦. Installation view. Photo by Constance Mensh ()

ICA is a place of possibility and a launchpad for contemporary art and ideas.Make a gift to ICA today, and you will help...
11/14/2023

ICA is a place of possibility and a launchpad for contemporary art and ideas.

Make a gift to ICA today, and you will help create possibilities for contemporary art to inform, challenge, and inspire.

Throughout our 60-year history, ICA’s audiences have come to expect the unexpected and discover new perspectives whenever they step into our building — your support makes that happen.

Your Annual Fund gift makes ICA possible for the next 60 years. Thank you for your support.



Image: Constance Mensh

🗓️ November @ ICA 🗓️ This month at ICA, art teaches us what love is! Join us for opportunities to learn for the work of ...
11/05/2023

🗓️ November @ ICA 🗓️

This month at ICA, art teaches us what love is! Join us for opportunities to learn for the work of David Antonio Cruz and Nicole Cherubini as well as for multiple opportunities to mix, mingle, and sing with fellow art lovers.

On November 8 at 8PM, exhibiting artist David Antonio Cruz and guest curator Monique Long reflect on the process for creating When the Children Come Home – a momentous survey exhibition of Cruz’s work on view at ICA through December 17th.

On November 9 at 6PM, don't miss a Weitzman Visiting Artist Lecture Series featuring visual artist and sculptor, Nicole Cherubini.

On November 10 and 17, join Penn MFA candidates, Gayoung Lee and Catching on Thieves for Teach Me What Love Is –– an interactive karaoke-based workshop dedicated to promoting intercultural understanding and unity.

On November 17 at 5 pm, Penn's Monolith Arts Collective invites Philly-based students and artists to mingle, network and enjoy refreshments in celebration of the city's vibrant arts community.

Click the link in our bio to find out more about and register for ICA’s upcoming free programming.

Make your weekend a bit more colorful and join us this Sunday for a special performance of green,howiwantyougreen, an ex...
10/20/2023

Make your weekend a bit more colorful and join us this Sunday for a special performance of green,howiwantyougreen, an experimental operatic performance piece written by David Antonio Cruz with music by Daniel de Jesus. Based on Sonnets of Dark Love –– the last eleven poems by Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca, which were banned for 50 years following his assassination –– the bilingual script fuses references to popular culture, q***r slang, and Latino and Black gay culture to explore love and desire in dark places.

Of his performance work, Cruz shares: "I think of them as the A-side and B-side of a vinyl: performance on one side of my work, painting on the other. They’re different, but they exist in the same space. They influence each other, they live within the same space, they breathe the same air, and have the same colors.”

green,howIwantyougreen is performed by David Antonio Cruz, Jennifer Jade Ledesna, Diego Carvajal Peñaranda, Lisa Strum, and musicians Daniel de Jesus and Samuel Thompson. Photos by Alaina Simone Inc. at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden.

"The clear and well-defined forms that live around us are proof of the greatness of formations and creations beyond what...
10/11/2023

"The clear and well-defined forms that live around us are proof of the greatness of formations and creations beyond what is visible on earth." – Gego

Tuesday, October 17 at 6PM, learn about how German-born, Venezuelan artist Gertrude Goldschmidt (1912–94), known as Gego, reimagined modern sculpture by incorporating architecture, craftsmanship, and design thinking into her work during our next In Conversation program. Join author and curator, Mónica Amor, and ICA’s Daniel W. Dietrich, II Director, Zoë Ryan as they unpack the thorough research and careful analysis behind Gego: Weaving the Space in Between –– the first extended study of Gego's life and work, written by Amor.

Register for the program using the link in our bio. Stop by ICA at 5PM that evening for a chance to see our newest exhibitions during special extended hours.

🗓️ October @ ICA 🗓️ This month, join us for conversations with artists, authors, and filmmarkers, capture your chosen fa...
10/06/2023

🗓️ October @ ICA 🗓️

This month, join us for conversations with artists, authors, and filmmarkers, capture your chosen family, and dance the night away at ICA.

Last night, we kicked off October with the first lecture this season in our series with Weitzman School of Design with artist and filmmaker Kevin Jerome Everson.

On October 17 at 6PM, join us for a conversation between author and curator, Mónica Amor and ICA’s Daniel W. Dietrich, II Director, Zoë Ryan in celebration of the Philadelphia launch of 𝘎𝘦𝘨𝘰: 𝘞𝘦𝘢𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘚𝘱𝘢𝘤𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘉𝘦𝘵𝘸𝘦𝘦𝘯. This monograph is the first extended study of the life and work of German-born, Venezuelan artist Gertrude Goldschmidt (1912–94), known as Gego.

On October 22 at 4PM, a performance of greenhowIwantyougreen, an operatic performance piece written by David Antonio Cruz with musical composition by Daniel de Jesus, will take over our terrace.

Mark your calendars for a night of glitz and glam on November 2 for Paint the Dancefloor.

Click the link in our bio to find out more about and register for ICA’s upcoming free programming.

Congrats to the 2023 MacArthur Fellows recently announced! We're thrilled to see Carolyn Lazard as one of this year's re...
10/05/2023

Congrats to the 2023 MacArthur Fellows recently announced! We're thrilled to see Carolyn Lazard as one of this year's recipients whose work was presented at ICA last spring in 𝘊𝘢𝘳𝘰𝘭𝘺𝘯 𝘓𝘢𝘻𝘢𝘳𝘥: 𝘓𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘛𝘢𝘬𝘦. The MacArthur Fellowship is awarded to talented individuals who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits.

"The 2023 MacArthur Fellows are applying individual creativity with global perspective, centering connections across generations and communities,” said Marlies Carruth, MacArthur Fellows director in a statement. “They forge stunning forms of artistic expression from ancestral and regional traditions, heighten our attention to the natural world, improve how we process massive flows of information for the common good, and deepen understanding of systems shaping our environment.”

Photo: Constance Mensh ()

This Thursday at 6PM, join us for the first conversation in our a series of lecures presented in partnership with the St...
10/04/2023

This Thursday at 6PM, join us for the first conversation in our a series of lecures presented in partnership with the Stuart Weitzman School of Design (). Artist and filmmaker Kevin Jerome Everson () will speak to his practice which explores poignant and profound moments that can be uncovered in the ordinariness of daily life. Drawing from his experiences growing up in the American Midwest, he examines black life at the intersection of class, race, and history.

Everson's work appeared in the first chapter of ICA's three-part exhibition Colored People Time: Mundane Futures, curated by Meg Onli (). Mundane Futures aimed to develop a discourse around the future of black cultural production. Attempting to look beyond science fiction and fantasy, the exhibition peered into a future focused on the ordinary through the lens of four contemporary artists: Martine Syms, Kevin Jerome Everson, Aria Dean and Dave McKenzie.

Register to attend this free hybrid event at the link in our bio. Captioning will be available for this program via Zoom.

Slide 1: Photo by Oona Monsna

Slide 2:Installation view, Colored People Time: Mundane Futures, 2019. Photo by Constance Mensh ()

Thank you, thank you, thank you!A huge thank you to all of our colleagues and friends who came out to celebrate 𝘔𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘦...
09/13/2023

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

A huge thank you to all of our colleagues and friends who came out to celebrate 𝘔𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘦𝘴 and 𝘋𝘢𝘷𝘪𝘥 𝘈𝘯𝘵𝘰𝘯𝘪𝘰 𝘊𝘳𝘶𝘻: 𝘞𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘊𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘥𝘳𝘦𝘯 𝘊𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘏𝘰𝘮𝘦. We had a lively evening filled with and .

A heartfelt congratulations to the artists and curators: Moveables Co-Curators Alex Klein () and Cole Akers (.akers) as well as the featured artists Hannah Levy (), Oren Pinhassi (), Ken Lum (), Nikita Gale (), and Jes Fan (.k.fan). Congratulations to David Antonio Cruz (), and David Antonio Cruz () and Monique Long (), the respective artist and curator for When the Children Come Home.

Missed the chance to celebrate with us last week? Keep an eye out for upcoming programs at icaphila.org or through the link in our bio.

🗓️ September @ ICA  🗓️ This month, join us for DJ sets, dancing, and a film screening you won’t want to miss.Tonight at ...
09/08/2023

🗓️ September @ ICA 🗓️

This month, join us for DJ sets, dancing, and a film screening you won’t want to miss.

Tonight at 6PM, we will celebrate 𝘔𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘦𝘴 and 𝘞𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘊𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘥𝘳𝘦𝘯 𝘊𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘏𝘰𝘮𝘦 with sweet and savory refreshments, a performance from Los Bomberos de La Calle ( ), and a DJ set by April Hunt ().

On September 20 at 6PM, join us for a screening of “Angola Do You Hear Us?” presented in partnership with Mural Arts (), Aubin Pictures (), and MTV Documentary Films (). The doc follows playwright Liza Jessie Peterson (), whose acclaimed play “The Peculiar Patriot” was shut down midperformance at the Louisiana State Penitentiary.

On September 30 at 7pm, dancer, composer, and movement educator Sigrid Lauren () activates exhibiting artist Hannah Levy’s meticulously crafted stainless steel stilts through a choreographed performance on our terrace.

Click the link in our bio to find out more about and register for ICA’s upcoming programming.

☀️ Long Weekend Loading ☀️ICA will be closed this Saturday and Sunday, September 2nd and 3rd, in observance of Labor Day...
08/31/2023

☀️ Long Weekend Loading ☀️

ICA will be closed this Saturday and Sunday, September 2nd and 3rd, in observance of Labor Day Weekend. We look forward to seeing you during our regular hours from Wednesday through Sunday, 12 to 6PM, starting September 6th.

🎉 Don't forget to join us next Friday, September 8 for our Fall 2023 Exhibition Celebration. Click the link in our bio to register!

We’re hiring! 

ICA seeks a Temporary Part-Time Digital Content Coordinator who will support the development and impleme...
08/25/2023

We’re hiring! 

ICA seeks a Temporary Part-Time Digital Content Coordinator who will support the development and implementation of digital content for ICA, including social media channels, email newsletters, video promos and animations, and maintenance of ICA’s website. ICA seeks a creative, self-motivated, and intellectually curious individual to join the Marketing and Communications division in service of ICA's mission to connect with diverse publics through the support of artists and ideas that explore, contextualize, and resonate with the socio-political conditions of our time.

The ideal candidate for this position is a generous colleague who works well in a team environment. This position requires a savvy, detail-oriented candidate with: a passion for contemporary art and for reaching diverse audiences, stellar writing skills, and proven success at creating successful digital content and social media marketing.

Click the link in our bio to apply.

Welcome back students!  Whether you dive into a book from ICA’s reading lounge, relax in our sun-drenched mezzanine, or ...
08/24/2023

Welcome back students!

Whether you dive into a book from ICA’s reading lounge, relax in our sun-drenched mezzanine, or take a study break in our galleries, ICA is a student’s paradise.

Visiting ICA is free for all. Click the link in our bio to find out more.

“It’s very special to have a solo exhibition in Philadelphia. Home can mean many things, and sometimes home is challengi...
08/16/2023

“It’s very special to have a solo exhibition in Philadelphia. Home can mean many things, and sometimes home is challenging. It’s a choice, and coming back meant that I wanted to think about the city and its impact on me." David Antonio Cruz () in an interview with writer Veronica Esposito (.eikon_ ), The Guardian ()

The show is centered around glorious portraits of LGBTQ+ individuals cuddling, laying atop one another and inhabiting space together in intriguing ways. The fashion here is as languorous as the posing, with white fishnets, zebra-print, voluminous skirts and purple pants, among others. The overall impression of these works is one of joy and gratitude, combined with peace, contemplation and defiance. 

To read the full interview, click the link in our bio.

ICA is seeking a Digital Content Strategist to oversee the development and implementation of all digital content for ICA...
08/07/2023

ICA is seeking a Digital Content Strategist to oversee the development and implementation of all digital content for ICA, including social media channels, digital advertisements, custom emails, and ICA's website.

The ideal candidate should be creative, self-motivated, and intellectually curious, with a passion for contemporary art and diverse audiences. They will be responsible for strategic planning across various platforms, content creation, and increasing key performance indicators. 

They will also focus on tailored digital programming to raise visibility and engagement, with a special emphasis on staff/student voices, artists' voices, ICA's history, inquiry-based learning, and short-form videos.  The successful candidate should possess excellent writing skills, proven experience in successful digital content creation and social media marketing, and strong project management abilities.

Click the link in our bio to apply!

If Berlin is in your summer travel plans, don't miss your chance to experience the European debut of 𝘜𝘭𝘺𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘴 𝘑𝘦𝘯𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘴: 𝘞𝘪...
07/28/2023

If Berlin is in your summer travel plans, don't miss your chance to experience the European debut of 𝘜𝘭𝘺𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘴 𝘑𝘦𝘯𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘴: 𝘞𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘠𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘐𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘵𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 before it closes this Sunday, July 30 at ! 

Without Your Interpretation, which premiered at ICA in the fall of 2021, is the first major retrospective on the work of groundbreaking video/performance artist Ulysses Jenkins. The exhibition spans over fifty years of Jenkins's prescient video and media work and his pivotal influence on contemporary art.

Co-curated by Meg Onli (), former Andrea B. Laporte Associate Curator, ICA, currently Curator-at-Large, Whitney Museum of Art, and Erin Christovale (), Curator, Hammer Museum (), where the exhibition traveled in 2022.

For more details check out . 

images: Installation views, 2021. Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania. Photos by Constance Mensh (). Exhibition catalog, designed by .

This month's issue of 𝘈𝘳𝘵 𝘪𝘯 𝘈𝘮𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘤𝘢 () includes ICA's 𝘉𝘳𝘰𝘢𝘥𝘤𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨: 𝘌𝘈𝘐 𝘢𝘵 𝘐𝘊𝘈 among the five most essential books abou...
07/25/2023

This month's issue of 𝘈𝘳𝘵 𝘪𝘯 𝘈𝘮𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘤𝘢 () includes ICA's 𝘉𝘳𝘰𝘢𝘥𝘤𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨: 𝘌𝘈𝘐 𝘢𝘵 𝘐𝘊𝘈 among the five most essential books about video art.

A publication produced in conjunction with the 2018 exhibition at ICA marked the 50th anniversary of Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI). The exhibition drew on EAI’s extraordinary archive, and built upon ICA’s history of engagement with media art. Broadcasting fostered a dialogue between early innovators and contemporary practitioners through an installation, screenings, and live events. Artists included Robert Beck, Tony Cokes, Ulysses Jenkins, JODI, Shigeko Kubota, Kristin Lucas, and TVTV, among many others.

The exhibition was co-organized by Alex Klein (), Head Curator & Director of Curatorial Affairs, The Contemporary Austin, and former Dorothy and Stephen R. Weber (CHE ’60) Senior Curator at ICA, and Rebecca Cleman (), Director of Distribution, Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI).

Click the link in our bio to read the full article.

We're hiring! We are looking for an Assistant Director, Annual Fund and Individual Giving. The ideal candidate for this ...
07/24/2023

We're hiring! We are looking for an Assistant Director, Annual Fund and Individual Giving. The ideal candidate for this position is a generous colleague who works well in a team environment with experience in fundraising, strong communication and organizational skills, and a passion for contemporary art.

ICA is a non-collecting laboratory of artistic experimentation that privileges polyvocality, collaboration, and interdisciplinarity. This work takes the form of exhibitions, commissions, performance, publications, and special projects that champion underrecognized artists and ideas.

The institution's mission is bolstered by its position as a center within the University of Pennsylvania. Working within a leading research university provides multiple opportunities to be in dialogue and to collaborate with colleagues and students across campus. ICA’s location in University City also mandates that its work connects with its immediate neighbors in West Philadelphia while staying in dialogue with the concerns of a broader, international art community.

Click the link in our bio to apply!

“‘Access artists’ like Carolyn Lazard, Natalie de Segonzac, and Alice Sheppard ignite new languages in dance, theater, a...
07/20/2023

“‘Access artists’ like Carolyn Lazard, Natalie de Segonzac, and Alice Sheppard ignite new languages in dance, theater, and visual art.” -Wendy Univer, The Broad Street Review 
 
A sea change is underway across the arts, propelled by people with disabilities who are defying a deficit mentality and generating new languages in dance, theater, and visual art. 
 
One example of this shift is Carolyn Lazard’s non-visual dance installation 𝘓𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘛𝘢𝘬𝘦, that recently closed at ICA. Screen-readable texts are still available online via the exhibition webpage. Read full article in bio.
 
Image: a close-up on the hand and arm of a person with brown skin, wearing a checkered sweater, reaching for a Braille print-out of the gallery description. Photo by Constance Mensh. ()

Don’t miss the final weekend of 𝘊𝘢𝘳𝘰𝘭𝘺𝘯 𝘓𝘢𝘻𝘢𝘳𝘥: 𝘓𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘛𝘢𝘬𝘦!"When it comes to video art, seating tends to be an afterthoug...
07/07/2023

Don’t miss the final weekend of 𝘊𝘢𝘳𝘰𝘭𝘺𝘯 𝘓𝘢𝘻𝘢𝘳𝘥: 𝘓𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘛𝘢𝘬𝘦!

"When it comes to video art, seating tends to be an afterthought, if it is even present at all. But to pair with Leans, Reverses, Lazard crafted several “Institutional Seats,” objects that viewers can sit on to watch the video. These seats are composed of benches sourced from the ICA itself; to these ready-made objects, Lazard added upholstery that renders them a lot more welcoming." - , Alex Greenberger ()

Click the link in our bio to read the full article and visit ICA this weekend from 12–6 PM.

Don't miss the final week of Terence Nance: SWARM exhibition, closing on July 9th. Get the official catalog featuring Na...
07/06/2023

Don't miss the final week of Terence Nance: SWARM exhibition, closing on July 9th.

Get the official catalog featuring Nance's journey through film, video, television, sound, and performance. Discover breathtaking photographs and insightful essays tracing Nance's work and the transformative community he cultivated in early- to mid-2000s Brooklyn. Edited by and , with contributions from as well as Bradford Young, , , , , , John L. Jackson, Jr., ,
Maori Karmael Holmes,
,
, and 

Secure your copy at icaphiladelphia.org⁠ and experience the visionary world of Terence Nance before it concludes.

It's the final week to experience the immersive environments of Swarm and Long Take! Catch them before they close on Jul...
07/05/2023

It's the final week to experience the immersive environments of Swarm and Long Take! Catch them before they close on July 9.

Pick up your free Swarm poster when you visit and enjoy flipping through the exhibition catalog, available for purchase in our bookshop.

Poster design by Leo Brooks
Catalog design by ELLA ()

“[𝘓𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘛𝘢𝘬𝘦] asks the audience to do the work of visualizing the dancer’s movements. Here, the screen is simply a tool, ...
07/02/2023

“[𝘓𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘛𝘢𝘬𝘦] asks the audience to do the work of visualizing the dancer’s movements. Here, the screen is simply a tool, not a master, and it is up to the viewer to wield it. Those who do will be rewarded handsomely, armed with a new way of looking at the world and compassion for those who experience it differently.”-Meredith Sellers, for The Philadelphia Inquirer ()

Read full review in bio.

Congratulations to Meg Onli () on her appointment as the curator-at-large at the Whitney Museum of American Art ().  Meg...
06/21/2023

Congratulations to Meg Onli () on her appointment as the curator-at-large at the Whitney Museum of American Art ().

Meg is the guest curator for ICA’s current exhibition Carolyn Lazard: Long Take, a site-specific installation utilizing all senses and elements of the gallery environment to reexamine modes of capturing and experiencing performance. The exhibition is the artist’s first US solo exhibition and is on view now through July 9.

She previously organized many brilliant exhibitions at ICA as our Andrea B. Laporte Associate Curator, including the stunning Ulysses Jenkins retrospective to the experimental and multi-layered three-part exhibition Colored People Times, among many others.

We wish Meg the very best in this exciting new role!

Photo by Bryan Derballa

This Saturday, June 17th, immerse yourself in Jerron Herman's artistic vision as he presents a draft of his work-in-prog...
06/13/2023

This Saturday, June 17th, immerse yourself in Jerron Herman's artistic vision as he presents a draft of his work-in-progress, "Lax" – an enthralling solo performance that explores the essence of rest. In the performance, Herman weaves together the motifs of sleep, drawing inspiration from the rhythmic circadian cycle and the evocative textures of bedding textiles.

Jerron Herman on Long Take will be a hybrid event so join us irl or url (via Zoom). The performance will include CART captioning, open audio description, and ASL interpretation. For any questions or additional access requests, please don't hesitate to contact Brittany Clottey at [email protected].

This performance is presented in partnership with with I wanna be with you everywhere, a collective formed by Arika, Amalle Dublon, Jerron Herman, Carolyn Lazard, Park McArthur, Alice Sheppard and Constantina Zavitsanos.

Alt text: Jerron, a dark-skinned black man, rocks in the middle of a dance floor wearing a silver two piece jumpsuit and neon sneakers. His eyes are closed as audience watches behind him

Photo: Mengwen Cao

ICA will be closed today. As you may know, The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has issued an air qua...
06/08/2023

ICA will be closed today. As you may know, The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has issued an air quality alert. The health and safety of our staff and visitors are our top priority.

As recommended, we hope you stay safe by choosing less strenuous activities, shortening the time you are active outdoors, and staying in the know for all air quality updates.

As we head into summer, we acknowledge incredible supporters like you who fuels our mission. Your steadfast dedication a...
06/06/2023

As we head into summer, we acknowledge incredible supporters like you who fuels our mission. Your steadfast dedication allows us to be a launchpad for groundbreaking artistic practices, a place for connection, and a space where art can creates transformative experiences.

Between the first major museum exhibitions of visionary artists Carolyn Lazard and Terence Nance and our dynamic public programs, the accomplishments we celebrate today are a testament to your profound support.✨⁣⁣⁣⁣

United by our passion for art,  help us continue to pave the way for extraordinary experiences. Together, we will make this summer one for the books! Click the link in our bio to learn more about how you can support ICA this summer.

Photo: Constance Mensh ()

We're excited to kick off a series of improvised movement and sound performances inspired by 𝘓𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘛𝘢𝘬𝘦 this weekend!  He...
05/18/2023

We're excited to kick off a series of improvised movement and sound performances inspired by 𝘓𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘛𝘢𝘬𝘦 this weekend! 
 
Head to ICA this Saturday, May 20th, where artist and proud stutterer, JJJJJerome Ellis (), offers an improvised movement and musical piece as a gesture of gratitude for Carolyn Lazard’s  work considering the aesthetic and material dimensions of dependency, care, and access. The fun kicks off at 2 pm in-person on our Terrace as well as on Zoom.

Check out the full list of upcoming performances around 𝘓𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘛𝘢𝘬𝘦, including a solo performance by Jerron Herman () at the link in our bio (https://icaphila.org/calendar/performance/). Each performance will be livestreamed and will include audio description, CART captioning and ASL interpretation. Learn more and register on our website.

Today is a day of celebration as we honor the talented members of Penn's Class of 2023! ⁣Let us take a moment to express...
05/12/2023

Today is a day of celebration as we honor the talented members of Penn's Class of 2023!

Let us take a moment to express our deep appreciation for the contributions of our student members who the who have supported ICA across various departments. From the realms of administration, curatorial expertise, MFA docents, marketing, visitor services, and the dedicated individuals on our student board, we extend our heartfelt gratitude for your unwavering dedication and hard work.⁣

Over the course of your journey, we have had the privilege of forging connections, collaborating, and witnessing your growth. Today, we join you in celebrating your remarkable achievements and look forward to the opportunities that await you on your future endeavors. Congratulations! 🎉⁣

⁣👉Gabriela Daza
👉Faye Parker
👉 Claire Epstein
👉 Anya Miller
👉 Emily ⁣Moon

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Admission ICA is Free. For All! Free admission to the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania for the public is sponsored by the Amanda (C95) and Glenn (W87/WG88) Fuhrman Fund.

Tours Self-guided tours are always Free For All. However, if your group is 10 persons or more, we ask that you fill out a Tour Reservation Form at least 1 week in advance before arriving at ICA. Guided tours are led by professional educators, Penn graduate students and ICA staff. To request a guided tour, please fill out the Tour Reservation Form at least two weeks in advance. One alternate date must be included in all requests. Tours are available during regular ICA gallery hours: Wednesday (11am-8pm), Thursday through Sunday (11am-6pm). Please note that ICA is a non-collecting museum and there are periods where we are closed to the public for the de-install and install process. Please check our website for exhibition dates.

Guided tours are $50 per group. Guided tours are free to all University of Pennsylvania and School District of Philadelphia groups. Teachers are strongly urged to preview exhibitions prior to a tour.

For questions please contact Jessica Johnson, our Visitor Services Coordinator, at [email protected] or 215-898-5307.

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