Jan 3, 2019
Producing the Mapplethorpe Moment: Artistic Expression in Fraught Times
ICA and the Alice Paul Center present “Producing the Mapplethorpe Moment: Artist Expression in Fraught Times.” Commemorating the 30th anniversary of ICA’s exhibition, Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Moment, this panel discussion will use the conflict surrounding the exhibition as a launching point to consider artist expression in our present moment of heightened reactiveness about the

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Dec 27, 2018
VIP Hours – Visiting Infants & Parents
Visiting infants and parents are VIPs at ICA! Every first Saturday of each month, ICA hosts a family-friendly art experience exclusively for parents, caregivers, and their children ranging from infancy to 24 months old. The museum will be filled with moments of respite for all guests, including stroller tours of our exhibitions, light refreshments, designated

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Dec 27, 2018
Cecilia Vicuña in Conversation with Jena Osman
In conjunction with the exhibition, Cecilia Vicuña: About to Happen at the ICA, the artist, poet, filmmaker and activist Cecilia Vicuña is joined by poet and Temple University professor Jena Osman to discuss the intersections between politics, aesthetics, and visual arts in their respective practices. Cecilia Vicuña is an artist, poet, filmmaker and activist whose

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Dec 27, 2018
Screening, Reading, and Conversation with Cecilia Vicuña and Laynie Browne
“Que prosiga,”—That it may go on—responds a passerby to the titular question of Cecilia Vicuña’s 1980 film, ‘What is Poetry to You/¿Qué es para Ud la Poesía?’. Produced with a group of volunteers while the artist was living in exile in Bogotá, Colombia, the film collects responses from beggars, sex workers, and other inhabitants of

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Dec 27, 2018
Reading and Conversation with Professor Saidiya Hartman
**Please note: This event has been moved to Room 110 at the Annenberg School for Communication, 3620 Walnut Street. The Penn Book Center, the Department of Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, and ICA present Professor Saidiya Hartman in dialogue with ICA curator Meg Onli on the occasion of the release of Professor Hartman’s

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Dec 27, 2018
PennDesign Fine Arts Lecture Series: Troy Michie
Troy Michie attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Skowhegan, ME (2015) and was a fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA (2016). Michie is also a recipient of an Art Matters grant (2016) and an emerging artist grant from the Rema Hort Mann foundation (2015). He received his BFA

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Dec 21, 2018
Performance: Amirtha Kidambi & Elder Ones
In conjunction with Introducing Tony Conrad: A Retrospective and in partnership with Fire Museum Presents, vocalist and composer Amirtha Kidambi and her quartet, Elder Ones, present a selection of performances influenced by free jazz, modal meditation, atonal expressionism, free improvisation and melodic invention. Amirtha Kidambi is the composer and bandleader of her quartet Elder Ones,

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Dec 3, 2018
Study[break]ing at the Museum
Take a study break with ICA! Fuel your studies with FREE coffee and donuts provided each morning. The Tuttleman Auditorium and Mezzanine will be open throughout the day to students for study and relaxation in preparation for finals, culminating with a Mindfulness Session at the end of the week to center you as the fall

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Nov 28, 2018
Coffee & Conversation: Possibility through Pseudomorphism
Enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee and join Fields Harrington, 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 way Smith uses video as a tool of transformation. Participants are invited to sit and spend time within Smith’s installation “Epistrophe,”

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Nov 20, 2018
Ulises: Reza Abdoh’s Showtapes and Short Films
Reza Abdoh: Showtapes and Short Films is one of three film screenings presented by Bidoun in conjunction with Publishing As Practice, an experimental publisher-in-residence project hosted by Ulises and funded by the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. Bidoun—whose work as a nonprofit and former print magazine focuses on art and culture from the Middle

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