Feb 20, 2024
(deep) listening: Dislocation
Taking up themes from our current exhibition, Dominique White and Alberta Whittle: Sargasso Sea, this (deep) listening session features Chuquimamani-Condori with supporting performances by Kat Nzingha & DJ bbBasura. Together, they will sonically explore the profound impact displacement and forced migrations have had on both physical landscapes and their own cultural identities.  This series is…
Jan 17, 2024
Weitzman Spring 2024 Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Jessica Vaughn
The Institute of Contemporary Art and the Stuart Weitzman School at the University of Pennsylvania are pleased to present a lecture with conceptual artist, Jessica Vaughn. Vaughn’s practice centers around mass-production and image-making cultures as she uncovers interrelations of labor, politics, and site–prompting a (re)consideration of how we must work within, and even between, the…
Jan 17, 2024
Weitzman Spring 2024 Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Kameelah Janan Rasheed
The Institute of Contemporary Art and the Stuart Weitzman School at the University of Pennsylvania are pleased to present a lecture with artist and writer, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, whose practice is concerned with the poetics-pleasures-politics of Black knowledge production, information technologies, [un]learning, and belief formation. This free public lecture is part of a series that…
Dec 20, 2023
Spring 2024 Opening Celebration
Celebrate the opening of Tomashi Jackson: Across the Universe and Dominique White and Alberta Whittle: Sargasso Sea with an evening of music, performances, and refreshments! The evening will feature performances by Philly’s newly inaugurated poet laureate, Kai Davis, and cultural treasure and Phillys 2016-2017 poet laureate, Yolanda Wisher. In addition to the performances, DJ Lola…
Dec 5, 2023
ICA Gather: Love in Motion
ICA is excited to welcome neighbors, families, and creatives for an afternoon in celebration of our Fall exhibitions Moveables & David Antonio Cruz: When the Children Come Home, which close on Sunday, December 17th. Grab your chosen family for a day of dress up, play and posing during our Family Photo sessions, participate in art-making…
Dec 5, 2023
ICA Gather: Love in Motion
ICA is excited to welcome neighbors, families, and creatives for an afternoon in celebration of our Fall exhibitions Moveables & David Antonio Cruz: When the Children Come Home, which close on Sunday, December 17th. Grab your chosen family for a day of dress up, play and posing during our Family Photo sessions, participate in art-making…
Nov 29, 2023
Family Photo Day
“Chosen family are the folks that love you undeniably, unconditionally. They don’t come with restrictions or rules.” — David Antonio Cruz  Grab your chosen family for a day of dress up, play and posing with David Antonio Cruz. Cruz’s monumental portraits center Black, brown, and queer communities in refashioning classical modes of figuration. The art…
Nov 27, 2023
Family Photo Day
“Chosen family are the folks that love you undeniably, unconditionally. They don’t come with restrictions or rules.” — David Antonio Cruz  Grab your chosen family for a day of dress up, play and posing with David Antonio Cruz. Cruz’s monumental portraits center Black, brown, and queer communities in refashioning classical modes of figuration. The art…
Nov 21, 2023
Hidden Histories of Philadelphia: 2023 Scribe DHPY Screening
Join Scribe Video Center and the Institute of Contemporary Art at Penn to celebrate new works from Scribe’s 2023 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’s films explore “Hidden Histories…
Nov 3, 2023
Day With(out) Art 2023: Everyone I Know Is Sick
The Insitute of Contemporary Art is proud to partner with Visual AIDS for Day With(out) Art 2023 by presenting Everyone I Know Is Sick, a program of five videos generating connections between HIV and other forms of illness and disability. The program features newly commissioned work by Dorothy Cheung (Hong Kong), Hiura Fernandes & Lili…