Oct 31, 2023
Teach Me What Love Is: Korean Love Songs
Join Penn MFA candidates, Gayoung Lee and Catching on Thieves for Teach Me What Love Is –– a workshop dedicated to promoting intercultural understanding and unity.  Each session, the facilitators invite speakers whose first language is not English to share a love song that encapsulates their unique perception of love in their native language. Structured…
Oct 24, 2023
In Conversation: David Antonio Cruz & Monique Long
Exhibiting artist David Antonio Cruz and guest curator Monique Long reflect on the process for creating When the Children Come Home – a momentous survey exhibition of Cruz’s work on view at ICA through December 17th. Expanding on their decade-long collaboration, Long and Cruz will discuss ideas of chosen family, queer possibility, and the importance of…
Oct 24, 2023
Teach Me What Love Is: Argentinian Love Songs
Join Penn MFA candidates, Gayoung Lee and Catching on Thieves for Teach Me What Love Is –– a workshop dedicated to promoting intercultural understanding and unity.  Each session, the facilitators invite speakers whose first language is not English to share a love song that encapsulates their unique perception of love in their native language. Structured…
Oct 24, 2023
Weitzman Fall 2023 Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Nicole Cherubini
The Institute of Contemporary Art and the Stuart Weitzman School at the University of Pennsylvania are pleased to present a lecture with visual artist and sculptor, Nicole Cherubini. Challenging conventions and expectations of sculpture through her primary medium of clay, Cherubini integrates elements like platforms, wood armatures, and found objects to propose a distinct new relationship…
Oct 9, 2023
Penn Family Weekend: Guided Tour of ICA’s Fall 2023 Exhibitions
Please join us for a guided tour of ICA’s fall exhibitions Moveables and David Antonio Cruz: When the Children Come Home on Saturday, Oct. 28. The tour will begin promptly at 1 PM in ICA’s lobby. This is a unique opportunity to learn more about these two exciting exhibitions during Penn Family Weekend! Denise Ryner, Andrea B. Laporte Curator, will lead…
Oct 3, 2023
Paint the Dance Floor: Glitz and Glam
Join us for a night of opulence and glamour, infused with art and dancing. Paint the dance floor with your most extravagant looks! DJ Delish will be spinning a playlist inspired by Beyonce’s Renaissance album, Ball Culture, and the vibrant nightlife of Studio 54. During the event, you’ll have the chance to explore ICA’s current…
Oct 2, 2023
green,howiwantyougreen: A Performance
green,howiwantyougreen is an experimental operatic performance piece based on Sonnets of Dark Love, the last eleven poems by Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca, which were banned for 50 years following his assassination in 1936. Featuring four voices, a reader, and a musician, the bilingual script fuses references to popular culture, queer slang, and Latino and…
Sep 19, 2023
Weitzman Fall 2023 Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Kevin Jerome Everson
The Institute of Contemporary Art and the Stuart Weitzman School at the University of Pennsylvania are pleased to present the first artist lecture and conversation of the season with artist and filmmaker Kevin Jerome Everson. Everson’s work films are performative explorations into African American culture. This free public lecture is part of a series that…
Sep 12, 2023
Gego: A Book Launch with Mónica Amor
Join us for a conversation between Mónica Amor, curator and author, and Zoë Ryan, ICA’s Daniel W. Dietrich, II Director, in celebration of the Philadelphia launch of Gego: Weaving the Space in Between. This monograph is the first extended study of the life and work of German-born, Venezuelan artist Gertrude Goldschmidt (1912–94), known as Gego.…
Sep 5, 2023
HEEL: A Performance
Dancer, composer, and movement educator Sigrid Lauren activates exhibiting artist Hannah Levy’s meticulously crafted stainless steel stilts through a choreographed performance. This collaborative performance is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Moveables which brings together the work of five artists — including Levy — who are rethinking functional design and its intimate relationship to the…