Sep 8, 2023, 6PM–9PM

Fall 2023 Exhibition Celebration

Photo by Constance Mensh.

Celebrate the opening of Moveables and David Antonio Cruz: When the Children Come Home with an evening of music, performances, and refreshments! Don’t miss this opportunity to explore the Fall 2023 exhibitions in the company of the exhibiting artists and curators.

6:20 PM | Welcome Remarks by Daniel W. Dietrich, II Director Zoë Ryan 

7:00 PM | Performance by Los Bomberos de La Calle

7:30 PM | DJ Set by April Hunt


Register to attend this free event here.

ASL interpretation and CART Captioning will be provided for this program.

Please contact Brittany Clottey, ICA Public Engagement Project Manager and Administrative Coordinator, at  with any questions.

About the exhibitions

Moveables brings together the work of five artists—Jes Fan, Nikita Gale, Hannah Levy, Ken Lum, and Oren Pinhassi—who are rethinking functional design and its intimate relationship to the human body. Whether reminiscent of a living room, lighting rig, toothbrush holder, or chandelier, these artworks invite us to imagine new possibilities for the objects that shape our daily lives, including who they are made for and how they might be used.

This exhibition is co-curated by Alex Klein, Head Curator and Director of Curatorial Affairs, The Contemporary Austin, and Cole Akers, Curator and Associate Director of Special Projects, The Glass House. The exhibition is organized by Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania. Learn more about the exhibition here

David Antonio Cruz: When the Children Come Home is the first major solo presentation of David Antonio Cruz’s work in Philadelphia—and also the first in his hometown. The artist was born and raised in North Philadelphia by parents who migrated here from Humacao, Puerto Rico. Many of the works included in this exhibition reference sites in Philadelphia that are deeply and personally meaningful to him. The title signifies his collaboration with Monique Long, the exhibition’s curator, and their shared origins in North Philadelphia. The exhibition includes paintings, drawings, sculptures, and performances created from 2004 to present, with an installation produced especially for ICA.

This exhibition is curated by Monique Long, guest curator, and organized by Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania. Learn more about the exhibition here.


If you require any accessibility accommodations such as audio description or ASL interpretation, or have any questions about the program, please contact Brittany Clottey (


Programming at ICA is made possible in part by the Emily and Jerry Spiegel Fund to Support Contemporary Culture and Visual Arts and the Lise Spiegel Wilks and Jeffrey Wilks Family Foundation. Public and Student Engagement at ICA is supported by the Bernstein Public Engagement Fund, Suzanne Weiss Doft & Jacob W. Doft, Hilarie L. & Mitchell Morgan, and by Dana McDonald Strong & Mark W. Strong.

Ken Lum, Orange Sculpture in figure 8, 1998from the series “Furniture Sculptures”(1978—ongoing).Courtesy of the artist.
David Antonio Cruz, today,tomorrow,andyesterday;maybewe’llfindawayholdingthesun, 2019, Courtesy of Private Collection.