Feb 27, 2021
Visiting Hours: April
Schedule your visit for April 2021 below! For everyone’s health and safety, we’ve made some changes and are limiting capacity. Entry is by timed ticket only. Before scheduling your visit, please make sure to read our latest safety protocols and guidelines. To reserve your tickets, click here.
Feb 19, 2021
In Conversation: David Hartt and Zoë Ryan
Taking ICA’s current exhibition Jessica Vaughn: Our Primary Focus Is To Be Successful as a starting point, David Hartt, Carrafiell Assistant Professor in Fine Arts at the Weitzman School of Design, and Zoë Ryan, Daniel W. Dietrich, II Director at ICA, will discuss the ways in which the built environment both frames and opens up…
Feb 11, 2021
Visiting Hours: March
Schedule your visit for March 2021 below! For everyone’s health and safety, we’ve made some changes and are limiting capacity. Entry is by timed ticket only. Before scheduling your visit, please make sure to read our latest safety protocols and guidelines. To reserve your tickets, click here.
Feb 11, 2021
Visiting Hours: February
ICA’s new season begins February 26 with a virtual opening event for Jessica Vaughn: Our Primary Focus Is To Be Successful. Reserve a ticket for your in-person visit beginning Saturday, February 27, 2021. For everyone’s health and safety, we’ve made some changes and are limiting capacity. Entry is by timed ticket only. Before scheduling your…
Feb 11, 2021
Bunny Hop
ICA is pleased to continue its partnership with West Philadelphia-based organization Bunny Hop. Founded by chefs and activists Jena Harris and Katie Briggs, Bunny Hop has been distributing free prepared food, produce, groceries and household items each week since April at various distribution sites in Philadelphia. On every Monday through the end of March*, ICA…
Feb 10, 2021
In Conversation: Jessica Vaughn & Meg Onli
Our Primary Focus Is To Be Successful is a collection of work by visual artist Jessica Vaughn. The exhibition is grounded in the political and social relations that make up workspaces, particularly labor policies such as affirmative action, legislation that was implemented in the 1960s to integrate the government workforce; minimalism, an art movement that…
Jan 29, 2021
Spring 2021 Online Exhibition Opening
In Conversation: Jessica Vaughn & Nikil Saval, Moderated by Meg Onli
Our Primary Focus Is To Be Successful is a major survey of new and recent work by visual artist Jessica Vaughn. Within this exhibition Vaughn considers the intersections between late twentieth- and twenty-first-century work culture, modular architecture—its promise of malleability and universality—and the marginalized workers who have been rendered invisible within these workspaces. Join us…
Jan 19, 2021
In Conversation: Susie Ibarra and Will Calhoun
Moderated by Jake Nussbaum
Rhythm is literally and figuratively at the heart of Milford Graves’s practice. Using a device known as an electronic stethoscope, Graves was able to hear and record the different patterns produced by each heartbeat, translating these vibrations into audible frequencies that he called heart music. Of course what he is best known for are the…
Jan 18, 2021
In Conversation: Rhea Combs + Greg Tate
Milford Graves’s visual and sonic transmissions have shaped and been influenced by Black traditions rooted in Afro-Caribbean culture. Each aspect of his performances, from the guttural sounds that emerge from his diaphragm to the elastic ways he bends and shifts his lithe body, function as gestural forms of communication with the ancestors. Ars Nova Workshop…
Jan 18, 2021
In Performance: Jason Moran
Online Premiere
On March 23, 2018, jazz luminaries Milford Graves and Jason Moran mesmerized the audience at the Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, Tennessee with their improvisational performance. It was the first collaboration between the two artists who push beyond the margins set by the artform that has defined their careers. Despite their thirty-four year age difference,…