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Jan 7, 2020
Pennsight Drop-in Tour Led by Dide Olmez
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…
Jan 7, 2020
Mindfulness at the Museum with Sandi Herman
Karyn Olivier’s exhibition, Everything That’s Alive Moves, is an exploration of the relationship of the static and the dynamic. Her six sculptures provide the opportunity for viewers to experience how the apparent stillness of our culturally erected monuments may create occasions for transformative self-reflection. This fluid relationship between stillness and movement will serve as the…
Jan 7, 2020
Mindfulness at the Museum with Shesheena Bray
The ability to find beauty requires that we slow down and suspend judgment. In today’s Valentine’s Day session, we will mindfully explore the idea of beauty being all around us, through experiencing the immersive artworks within Karyn Olivier: Everything That’s Alive Moves. Shesheena A. Bray moved to Philadelphia in 2003 to attend Temple University, where…
Jan 7, 2020
Pennsight Drop-in Tour Led by Caroline Ma
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…
Jan 7, 2020
Mindfulness at the Museum with Kate Johnson
Kate Johnson has been practicing Buddhist meditation in the western Insight/Theravada tradition since her early 20’s, and is empowered as a teacher through the Spirit Rock Meditation Center. She holds a BFA in Dance from the Alvin Ailey School at Fordham University and MA in Performance Studies from NYU. She brings her experience in somatics,…
Jan 7, 2020
Weitzman Lecture: Steffani Jemison
Steffani Jemison uses time-based, photographic, and discursive platforms to examine “progress” and its alternatives. Recent solo exhibitions and commissioned performances include De Appel, Stedelijk Museum, Kai Matsumiya, MASS MoCA, Jeu de Paume, CAPC Bordeaux, and Nottingham Contemporary. Recent and current group exhibitions include the Whitney Biennial 2019 and Black Refractions, the touring permanent collection exhibition…
Jan 3, 2020
Artists in Conversation: Michelle Lopez, Jackie Winsor, Anna Sew Hoy
This event convenes a group of intergenerational artists to discuss the gendered politics of sculptural practice from the 1960s to the present. Artists Jackie Winsor, Michelle Lopez, and Anna Sew Hoy will discuss their interventions to the traditionally masculinist and male-dominated canon. As students of Winsor, Lopez and Sew Hoy will reflect on their relationship…
Jan 3, 2020
Weitzman Lecture: Michelle Lopez
Michelle Lopez (b. 1970; lives Philadelphia) has been included in solo and group exhibitions at venues including the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT; LAXART, Los Angeles; PS1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY; the Public Art Fund, Metrotech Center, NY; and the Orange County Museum of Art, Santa Ana, CA. Formerly a…
Jan 3, 2020
Winter 2020 Opening Celebration
The Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania welcomes you to celebrate the opening of our Winter 2020 exhibition season, comprised of the exhibitions Karyn Olivier: Everything That’s Alive Moves, Trevor Shimizu: Performance Artist, and the continuation of Michelle Lopez: Ballast & Barricades. 5PM | Members Preview 6:30PM | Public Opening Celebration Like…
Dec 11, 2019
POSTPONED: Weitzman Lecture: Fia Backström
With great regret we are postponing this event with Fia Backström, in response to the COVID-19 outbreak and the university’s recommendation to curtail events until further notice. We hope to reschedule this program soon and will send out notification when we do. Please check our website for updates. Fia Backström is an artist born in…