Feb 25, 2020
Coffee and Conversation: Trevor Shimizu and the Performance of the Self
Taking inspiration from Frank O’Hara’s celebrated poem “In Memory of My Feelings“(1967), this tour and discussion of the exhibition Trevor Shimizu: Performance Artist will explore how Shimizu visualizes the performance of identity. Realized in both painting and video, Shimizu’s characterizations of his “selves” are conceptually complex yet eminently relatable, typifying a condition that is all…
Feb 12, 2020
Coffee and Conversation: Related Histories and Monuments in Karyn Olivier: Everything That’s Alive Moves
Enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee and join Tamir Williams, Penn History of Art PhD candidate, for a conversation inspired by the ICA exhibition Karyn Olivier: Everything That’s Alive Moves. The discussion will consider how Olivier challenges the often presumed permanence of monuments and questions the histories embedded within them. Participants will examine how Olivier’s…
Jan 28, 2020
ICA Annual Benefit 2020
Join us at ICA’s annual benefit gala where we honor artists and other luminaries in the field of contemporary art while you mingle with other supporters of ICA and their guests! ICA Benefit 2020 will honor legendary art historian, Dr. Kaja Silverman, Keith L. and Katherine Sachs Professor of Contemporary Art at the University of…
Jan 23, 2020
SPEC Careers in the Arts Panel
Each year the SPEC Art Collective hosts a careers in the arts panel inviting professionals in arts-related fields to speak with students about their experiences, education, and journey to their current profession. The panelists represent a myriad of fields within the arts including: museum administration, journalism, business, and studio arts. This event is open to…
Jan 7, 2020
Mindfulness at the Museum with Kate Johnson
Kate Johnson has been practicing Buddhist meditation in the western Insight/Theravada tradition since her early 20’s, and is empowered as a teacher through the Spirit Rock Meditation Center. She holds a BFA in Dance from the Alvin Ailey School at Fordham University and MA in Performance Studies from NYU. She brings her experience in somatics,…
Jan 7, 2020
CANCELED: Mindfulness at the Museum with Shesheena Bray
Artist Karyn Olivier has stated that “art is meant to place you in the environment.” However, there are oftentimes distractions that pull us away from the environment created by the artist – within or outside of the museum setting. What can mindfulness tech us about coexisting with such distractions? Today attendees will explore how mindfulness…
Jan 7, 2020
Mindfulness at the Museum with Hariprasad Kowtha
Hariprasad Kowtha hails from the Southwestern United States. He has been practicing Eastern spirituality all his life, and began a physical mindfulness practice by age eleven. Hariprasad teaches hatha yoga at community centers and yoga studios in West Philadelphia. He welcomes everyone to his classes, regardless of experience or ability. He bases all his practices…
Jan 7, 2020
Mindfulness at the Museum with Hariprasad Kowtha
Hariprasad Kowtha hails from the Southwestern United States. He has been practicing Eastern spirituality all his life, and began a physical mindfulness practice by age eleven. Hariprasad teaches hatha yoga at community centers and yoga studios in West Philadelphia. He welcomes everyone to his classes, regardless of experience or ability. He bases all his practices…
Jan 7, 2020
Pennsight Drop-in Tour with Madi Hynson
Looking to engage with contemporary art on a more personal level? Attend a drop-in tour with a Pennsight docent! Using Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) as a guide, visitors will have the opportunity to create personal connections with 3 artworks through participating in open-ended dialogues in the galleries. During these conversations, visitors are encouraged to look…
Jan 7, 2020
Pennsight Drop-in Tour Led by Ugo Ndife
Looking to engage with contemporary art on a more personal level? Attend a drop-in tour with a Pennsight docent! Using Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) as a guide, visitors will have the opportunity to create personal connections with 3 artworks through participating in open-ended dialogues in the galleries. During these conversations, visitors are encouraged to look…