Sep 25, 2020, 6PM

Fall 2020 Online Public Opening Reception

Milford Graves, Beyond Polymath (detail), 2017. Installation view, courtesy of the Artist's Institute at Hunter College, New York.

Ars Nova Workshop, in collaboration with the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania, presents Milford Graves: A Mind Body-Deal. The virtual program will feature opening remarks by ICA’s newly appointed Daniel W. Dietrich II, Director Zoë Ryan, and a conversation between presenters from ICA, Ars Nova Workshop, and Points of Entry, who will offer context into Graves’ prolific career as a musician, teacher, and researcher.

Presenters include:

Opening Remarks by Zoë Ryan – Newly Appointed Daniel W. Dietrich II, Director

Mark Christman – Artistic Director of Ars Nova Workshop

Anthony Elms – Daniel and Brett Sundheim Chief Curator, ICA

Blake Bradford – Director of Points of Entry

To register through Zoom, click here, or on the registration link below. Registration is required.

Live captioning will be provided for this program by Caption Access. Please contact Natalie Sandstrom, Program Coordinator, at with any questions.

To schedule a visit to ICA starting Saturday, September 26, click here.


Major support for Milford Graves: A Mind-Body Deal has been provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, with additional support from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Joseph Robert Foundation. Additional support has been provided by Nancy & Leonard Amoroso, Cecile & Christopher D’Amelio, Carol & John Finley, Amanda & Andrew Megibow, Norma & Larry Reichlin, and by Caroline & Daniel Werther.

Programming at ICA has been made possible in part by the Emily and Jerry Spiegel Fund to Support Contemporary Culture and Visual Arts and the Lise Spiegel Wilks and Jeffrey Wilks Family Foundation, and by Hilarie L. & Mitchell Morgan.


Please note: registration is required.