Dec 3, 2018
Study[break]ing at the Museum
Take a study break with ICA! Fuel your studies with FREE coffee and donuts provided each morning. The Tuttleman Auditorium and Mezzanine will be open throughout the day to students for study and relaxation in preparation for finals, culminating with a Mindfulness Session at the end of the week to center you as the fall

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Nov 28, 2018
Coffee & Conversation: Possibility through Pseudomorphism
Enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee and join Fields Harrington, Penn MFA candidate, for a conversation inspired by artist Cauleen Smith’s ICA exhibition Give It or Leave It. The discussion will focus on the way Smith uses video as a tool of transformation. Participants are invited to sit and spend time within Smith’s installation “Epistrophe,”

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Nov 20, 2018
Ulises: Reza Abdoh’s Showtapes and Short Films
Reza Abdoh: Showtapes and Short Films is one of three film screenings presented by Bidoun in conjunction with Publishing As Practice, an experimental publisher-in-residence project hosted by Ulises and funded by the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. Bidoun—whose work as a nonprofit and former print magazine focuses on art and culture from the Middle

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Nov 20, 2018
Scribe Video Center: Documentary History Project for Youth Premiere
Celebrate new works from Scribe Video Center’s 2018 Documentary History Project for Youth. Produced collaboratively, the teens examined the organic culture that spills out of our homes and springs from the city’s streets. More than just physical spaces, the region’s neighborhoods are sounds, tastes, stories, dances and memories that signal community. The young filmmakers have

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Nov 20, 2018
DAY WITH(OUT) ART 2018: ALTERNATE ENDINGS, ACTIVIST RISINGS
ICA is proud to be a participating institution in ALTERNATE ENDINGS, ACTIVIST RISINGS, the 29th iteration of Visual AIDS’ longstanding Day With(out) Art project. Highlighting the impact of art in contemporary AIDS activism and advocacy, the program features new short videos from six inspiring community organizations and collectives—ACT UP NY, Positive Women’s Network, Sero Project,

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Nov 13, 2018
Coffee & Conversation: Constructing Utopia
Constructing Utopia: Radical Care Work in Cauleen Smith: Give It or Leave It. Enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee and join Tamir Williams, Penn History of Art PhD candidate, for a conversation inspired by the ICA exhibition Cauleen Smith: Give It or Leave It. The discussion will focus on the alternative forms of collectivity and

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Nov 12, 2018
’Making Sweet Tea’: A CAMRA Works-in-Progress Screening
Join us for a rough cut screening and feedback session with film directors John L. Jackson, Jr. & Nora Gross. ‘Making Sweet Tea’, a feature-length experimental/ethnographic documentary, follows the personal and scholarly trajectory of researcher and performer E. Patrick Johnson, who has spent a decade investigating the lives of gay Black men from the South.

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Nov 7, 2018
Fake Friends: A Panel Discussion on Art History and Comparison
What are the possibilities and limitations offered by comparison? Within the discipline of art history, comparison as a generator of similitude has long been a standard practice, but as calls for a “global modern” increase in frequency and fervor, comparison as a methodological tool must be re-examined. Art historians Caroline Jones, Joan Kee, and Jaleh

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Nov 7, 2018
SPEC Careers in the Arts
SPEC Art Collective presents “Careers in the Arts” at the Institute of Contemporary Art. Hear from professionals across a variety of art-related fields, as they highlight their career paths, current job roles and responsibilities, and share advice for students wishing to pursue careers in the arts. Following the presentations, students will have the opportunity to

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Nov 2, 2018
VIP Hours – Visiting Infants & Parents
Visiting infants and parents are VIPs at the ICA! Experience the final VIP Hours for the year when our doors are open exclusively to parents, caregivers, and their children ranging from infancy to 24 months old. Every first Saturday of each month, ICA hosts a family-friendly art experience where adults and kids are free to

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