Exciting things are happening at ICA! Check back on September 17 for the opening of our fall season. All orders on books & editions will resume when we reopen this fall. We look forward to welcoming you back then!
Apr 28, 2021
Lightning Lectures 2021
The Undergraduate Fine Arts & Design Program at the Weitzman School of Design presents Final Project: Thesis Project Final Draft, a virtual thesis project developed by students in a year-long studio and research-based class taught by Kayla Romberger and Ivanco Talevski. Lightning Lectures will feature livestream presentations by students using a variety of visual art…
Apr 2, 2021
Coffee & Conversation: Materializing the Everyday
Paper transformed into aluminum, LED lights, stock images from training videos, discarded textiles used for seating on public transportation. Fascinated by modularity and the formal vocabulary of minimalism, Jessica Vaughn’s investigations of materials present the sensuality of the matter that shapes everyday structures connected to race, labor, and space. Join University of Pennsylvania graduate students…
Apr 1, 2021
Coffee & Conversation: Art Work – Labor and Ecology
In Our Primary Focus Is to Be Successful, Jessica Vaughn engages with the physical structures that proliferate corporate culture to expose how everyday objects are laden with complex histories of class, race, and gender. Join University of Pennsylvania graduate students Tyler Shine and Narendra Haynes for an open conversation that expands on some of the…
Mar 24, 2021
Coffee and Conversation – Something That Could Be Anything: Minimalism, Diversity, and Social Critique in the Modern American Workplace
In this open conversation, we explore how Jessica Vaughn uses the languages of sculpture and painting in tandem to engage with tangled histories of workspace culture in America. Taking as our starting points the foundation of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in 1965 and the minimalist sculpture movement of the same period, we will pose…
Mar 12, 2021
ICA Annual Benefit 2021
Get ready for ICA Annual Benefit 2021! On April 29, from 7-8PM, join us for an extraordinary virtual celebration honoring Dr. Kaja Silverman, distinguished art historian and Keith L. and Katherine Sachs Professor Emerita of Contemporary Art at The University of Pennsylvania, and world-renowned artist Charline von Heyl. Tune in for remarks from Zoë Ryan,…
Mar 2, 2021
In Conversation: Louis Massiah, Jonathan Moreno, and Alex Pittman
William Greaves’s cinematic social experiment, In the Company of Men, encapsulates many of the central themes present in Jessica Vaughn’s exhibition, Our Primary Focus Is To Be Successful, specifically how Black bodies have been historically marginalized within the workplace. Commissioned by Newsweek magazine in 1969, the film chronicles the racial tension between labor and management…
Mar 2, 2021
Online Screening: In the Company of Men** (1969, 52 minutes)
“Among the films in which William Greaves used psychodrama as a subject or technique of filmmaking, In the Company of Men is one of his most politically complex. Commissioned by Newsweek magazine and produced at a time when the post-war ideology of racial liberalism was fading and the social and material conditions of what we…
Mar 1, 2021
Visiting Hours: May
Schedule your visit for May 2021 below! For everyone’s health and safety, we’ve made some changes and are limiting capacity. Entry is by timed ticket only. Before scheduling your visit, please make sure to read our latest safety protocols and guidelines. To reserve your tickets, click here. On view: Jessica Vaughn: Our Primary Focus Is…
Feb 27, 2021
Visiting Hours: April
Schedule your visit for April 2021 below! For everyone’s health and safety, we’ve made some changes and are limiting capacity. Entry is by timed ticket only. Before scheduling your visit, please make sure to read our latest safety protocols and guidelines. To reserve your tickets, click here. On view: Jessica Vaughn: Our Primary Focus Is…