Nov 1, 2018
Paint the Dancefloor
A night of cocktails, art, and dancing, with XPN’s Robert Drake (Land of the Lost/Sex Dwarf) spinning great new wave and dance hits by visual artists. ICA galleries will be open, there may be dancing, and there will definitely be drinks and food. Free for all—open to Penn alumni and non-alumni alike! RSVP Requested. Open

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Nov 1, 2018
PennDesign Fine Arts Lecture Series: Cauleen Smith
Cauleen Smith is an interdisciplinary artist whose work reflects upon the everyday possibilities of the imagination. Operating in multiple materials and arenas, Smith roots her work firmly within the discourse of mid-twentieth-century experimental film. Drawing from structuralism, third world cinema, and science fiction, she makes things that deploy the tactics of activism in service of

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Oct 25, 2018
ICA Gather x No Otro Lado
Join writer, activist, DJ, and teacher Marissa Johnson-Valenzuela for a live performance with producer Josh Hey, Koofreh Umoren on trumpet, and Dan Nosheny on tuba, and celebrate the release of Johnson-Valenzuela’s new album No Otro Lado. A panel discussion moderated by Tufts University professor Anthony Romero will feature poet and Harvard University Radcliffe Fellow Javier

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Oct 25, 2018
Performance: Helga Davis
Join interdisciplinary artist Helga Davis for an intimate evening of performance in conjunction with the exhibition Cauleen Smith: Give it or Leave It. Helga Davis is a vocalist and performance artist with feet planted on the most prestigious international stages and with firm roots in the realities and concerns of her local community whose work

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Oct 24, 2018
VIP Hours– Visiting Infants & Parents
At ICA, infants and parental figures are VIPs! Every first Saturday of each month, from 9am – 11am, our doors are open exclusively to parents, caregivers, and children ranging from infancy to 24 months old. Come be a part of a child-friendly art experience where adults are free to engage with our exhibitions in a

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Oct 18, 2018
Coffee & Conversation: The Combahee River Collective and Identity Politics
Enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee and join Fred Schmidt-Arenales, 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 reference within the exhibition to the black radical feminist group, the Combahee River Collective. Participants will learn about the collective’s history

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Oct 18, 2018
RAIR: On Applying for a Residency at the Dump
ICA is proud to host the PennDesign Undergraduate Fine Arts Lecture entitled, RAIR: On Applying for a Residency at the Dump. RAIR Co-directors Lucia Thomé and Billy Dufala will share the intricacies of creating a residency program at a demolition recycling center, focusing specifically on how past artists-in-residence have utilized the site and materials in

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Oct 16, 2018
Moveable Bridges: To Future Past
ICA, American Composers Forum (ACF) Philadelphia, and MUSICA PRACTICA / ELETTRONICA VIVA present a talk and workshop by composer and komungo player Jin Hi Kim, and koto player Naoko Kikuchi of the Asian Art Ensemble. Both artists will introduce and demonstrate their instruments in traditional, contemporary classical, and improvised music. This program is presented in

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Oct 16, 2018
Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival
The Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival presents free screenings and programs in ICA’s Tuttleman Auditorium, as part of their 2018 Festival Program. For more information and to register for these events, please visit the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival website at https://phillyasianfilmfest.org/ SCHEDULE: 10:15AM-11:45AM Militarism, Masculinity, and the Music of Asian America Chair: Mandi Magnuson-Hung

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Oct 16, 2018
Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival
The Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival presents free screenings and programs in ICA’s Tuttleman Auditorium, as part of their 2018 Festival Program. For more information and to register for these events, please visit the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival website at https://phillyasianfilmfest.org/. SCHEDULE 11AM-12PM Drawn Together: Comics, Diversity, and Stereotypes 40 mins | Documentary |

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