At the recommendation of the University of Pennsylvania to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, ICA is now temporarily closed to the public until further notice. All public events taking place at the museum through April 17 have been canceled. ICA staff will have remote office hours Monday through Friday, 9AM to 6PM. You may experience some delays with publication orders and archival requests. We thank you in advance for your patience.
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Dec 1, 2019
Curator-Led Tour of Trevor Shimizu: Performance Artist and Michelle Lopez: Ballast & Barricades
Join ICA’s Dorothy and Stephen R. Weber (CHE’60) Curator Alex Klein on a tour of Trevor Shimizu: Performance Artist and Michelle Lopez: Ballast & Barricades. ICA’s Curator-Led Tours offer a unique opportunity to learn about our current exhibitions from the curators. Each tour covers the overarching themes and broader contexts of the exhibition, highlighting key…
Nov 25, 2019
ICA x YOWIE 3rd Annual Bookshop Pop-up
ICA is excited to announce we’re hosting our 3rd annual ICA x YOWIE Bookshop pop-up at YOWIE! This year we’ll be kicking it off with an opening Happy Hour with Two Robbers on Friday and hosting paper related workshops on Saturday and Sunday. Schedule of Events: Fri, Dec 13, 6–9PM: Opening Happy Hour with Two…
Nov 18, 2019
ICA Gather x Here We Stand
Here We Stand is an evening of readings and reflections paying tribute to the resilience and cultural richness of the black community in West Philadelphia. The title comes from Paul Robeson’s autobiographical book, Here I Stand, where the artist and activist provides a candid account of his political views and engages the reader in considering…
Nov 18, 2019
Scribe Video Center DHPY Screening
Celebrate new works from Scribe Video Center’s 2019 Documentary History Project for Youth (DHPY), an annual after-school, weekend and summertime digital media production workshop for middle and high school students. 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…
Nov 18, 2019
Screening and Conversation: Jean Carlomusto
In conjunction with STILL BEGINNING: The 30th Annual Day With(out) Art, ICA Philadelphia is proud to host a screening and conversation with Jean Carlomusto, a filmmaker, activist, and interactive media artist whose work conducts unorthodox investigations of LGBT history and HIV/AIDS. Carlomusto’s work has been exhibited internationally in festivals and museums, and she is the…
Nov 8, 2019
Monument Lab – Book Launch and Party
Join us to celebrate the book launch of Monument Lab: Creative Speculations for Philadelphia, a living handbook for vital perspectives on public art and history. Hear from co-editors Paul M. Farber and Ken Lum along with several Monument Lab artists and book contributors, about their work on their renowned 2017 citywide exhibition with Mural Arts…
Nov 7, 2019
STILL BEGINNING: The 30th Annual Day With(out) Art
ICA is proud to partner with Visual AIDS for the thirtieth annual Day With(out) Art by presenting STILL BEGINNING, a program of seven newly commissioned videos responding to the ongoing HIV/AIDS epidemic by Shanti Avirgan, Nguyen Tan Hoang, Carl George, Viva Ruiz, Iman Shervington, Jack Waters/Victor F.M. Torres, and Derrick Woods-Morrow. The seven short videos…
Nov 7, 2019
Screening: Ja’Tovia Gary and Sophia Nahli Allison with Maori Karmael Holmes
In conjunction with Colored People Time: Banal Presents, this screening presents the work of two experimental Black female filmmakers whose films attend to the multidimensional lives of Black women. *Following the screening, Sophia Nahli Allison will join curator and cultural producer Maori Karmael Holmes in conversation. In her analysis of 19th century notions of black…
Oct 29, 2019
Coffee and Conversation: fierce pussy’s Collective Praxis
Enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee and join Rebecca Naegele, Penn MFA candidate for a conversation on fierce pussy’s collective praxis alongside the exhibition arms ache avid aeon: Nancy Brooks Brody / Joy Episalla / Zoe Leonard / Carrie Yamaoka: fierce pussy amplified. The discussion will consider how the four artists in the exhibition have…
Oct 25, 2019
Pennsight Drop-In Tour led by Cloe Cho
Looking to engage with contemporary art on a more personal level? Attend a drop-in tour with a Pennsight docent! Using Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) as a guide, visitors will have the opportunity to create personal connections with 3 artworks through participating in open-ended dialogues in the galleries. During these conversations, visitors are encouraged to look…