Nov 29, 2022
Scribe DHPY Screening: Visions of Philadelphia
Join Scribe Video Center and the Institute of Contemporary Art at Penn to celebrate new works from Scribe’s 2022 Documentary History Project For Youth program. Each year, youth participants create short documentary films as a way to explore some aspect of the social, political, and cultural history of Philadelphia. This year, our teens reflected on…
Nov 29, 2022
Smell That?: An afternoon in celebration of Sissel Tolaas: RE_________
Spend the afternoon at ICA exploring the themes and science behind Sissel Tolaas’s work! Test and visualize your own sense of smell in a nose print workshop, listen to poetry readings about smell and memory, and tour the exhibition with chemosensory scientists from Monell Chemical Senses Center as your guides. Themed snacks and beverages will…
Nov 2, 2022
Art & Krimes by Krimes Screening
Join ICA and Mural Arts for the screening of Art & Krimes by Krimes, a documentary feature film following the story of Philadelphia-based artist, Jesse Krimes, who secretly created monumental works of art while incarcerated as he continues to use his work to inspire and challenge. Art & Krimes by Krimes. 2021. USA. Directed by…
Nov 2, 2022
What’s in a Smell?: The Art and Science of Human Perception
The human sense of smell is a vital yet often overlooked tool for navigating and understanding the world around us. Penn Professors Anjan Chatterjee, Jay Gottfried, and Ani Liu will each present on their multidisciplinary investigations of the senses and the future implications of smell research. Moderated by Zoë Ryan, Daniel W. Dietrich, II Director,…
Oct 25, 2022
Do We Look Free?: Art/Prisons/Liberation
Is art-making a necessary aspect of prison abolition movements? What does the art made by currently or formerly incarcerated artists tell its audiences about various institutions – prisons, galleries, universities? What are local and national organizations doing to participate in the liberation of incarcerated people and their communities? This panel presentation will examine historical and contemporary…
Oct 3, 2022
ICA and Stuart Weitzman School of Design Lecture Series: Na Mira
The Institute of Contemporary Art and the Stuart Weitzman School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania are pleased to present an artist lecture and conversation with Na Mira on the entanglements of culture, family history, and the diaspora through the use of installation art. This free public lecture is part of a series that…
Oct 3, 2022
ICA and Stuart Weitzman School of Design Lecture Series: SCRAAATCH
The Institute of Contemporary Art and the Stuart Weitzman School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania are pleased to present an artist lecture and conversation with SCRAAATCH on how performance and musical experimentation functions as a means of communication throughout the Black diaspora. This free public lecture is part of a series that gathers…
Oct 3, 2022
ICA and Stuart Weitzman School of Design Lecture Series: Carolyn Lazard
The Institute of Contemporary Art and the Stuart Weitzman School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania are pleased to present an artist lecture and conversation with Carolyn Lazard on their interdisciplinary investigation of the intersection of chronic illness, intimacy, and labor. This free public lecture is part of a series that gathers distinguished artists,…
Oct 3, 2022
ICA and Stuart Weitzman School of Design Lecture Series: Ryan McNamara
The Institute of Contemporary Art and the Stuart Weitzman School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania are pleased to present an artist lecture and conversation with Ryan McNamara on his interdisciplinary practice that intersects choreography, digital culture, and theater into performance. This free public lecture is part of a series that gathers distinguished artists,…
Sep 30, 2022
Paint the Dance Floor
Join us for the in-person return of Paint the Dance Floor – a night of drinks, dancing and art! A DJ will be spinning your favorite hits from the ‘90s and today! The party is free for ALL and is open to Penn alumni and non-alumni alike! Paint the Dance Floor is presented by ICA,…