At the recommendation of the University of Pennsylvania to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, ICA is now temporarily closed to the public until further notice. All public events taking place at the museum through April 17 have been canceled. ICA staff will have remote office hours Monday through Friday, 9AM to 6PM. You may experience some delays with publication orders and archival requests. We thank you in advance for your patience.
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Mar 2, 2020
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE: Performance: Harmony Holiday
With great regret we are postponing this event with Harmony Holiday, in response to the COVID-19 outbreak and the university’s recommendation to curtail events until further notice. We hope to reschedule this program soon and will send out notification when we do. Please check our website for updates. On May 13, 1985, the Philadelphia Police…
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 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 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 Led by Dide Olmez
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
Mindfulness at the Museum with Sandi Herman
Karyn Olivier’s exhibition, Everything That’s Alive Moves, is an exploration of the relationship of the static and the dynamic. Her six sculptures provide the opportunity for viewers to experience how the apparent stillness of our culturally erected monuments may create occasions for transformative self-reflection. This fluid relationship between stillness and movement will serve as the…
Jan 7, 2020
Mindfulness at the Museum with Shesheena Bray
The ability to find beauty requires that we slow down and suspend judgment. In today’s Valentine’s Day session, we will mindfully explore the idea of beauty being all around us, through experiencing the immersive artworks within Karyn Olivier: Everything That’s Alive Moves. Shesheena A. Bray moved to Philadelphia in 2003 to attend Temple University, where…
Jan 7, 2020
Pennsight Drop-in Tour Led by Caroline Ma
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
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,…