Jun 7, 2021
Archival Highlight: Glenn Ligon, Unbecoming
Welcome to Archival Highlights–an ongoing series featuring exhibitions and programs from ICA’s 58-year-history, starting with a look back on Glenn Ligon’s 1998 exhibition, Unbecoming, curated by Judith Tannenbaum. About the Artist The work of Glenn Ligon mines the history of African American culture, from slave narratives to the Million Man March, from the icons of…
Apr 29, 2021
ICA Annual Benefit 2021
PROGRAM Opening Remarks and Welcome, Zoë Ryan, Daniel W. Dietrich, II Director, ICA Special Guest Speaker, Dr. Amy Gutmann, President, University of Pennsylvania Introduction of Honorees, Zoë Ryan, Daniel W. Dietrich, II Director, ICA Honoree Tributes Moderated Conversation, Dr. Kaja Silverman and Charline von Heyl. Moderated by Carrie Schneider Musical Performance, Enohem ABOUT THE HONOREES…
Apr 21, 2021
A Message of Support and Hope
May 25, 2020, our community and world experienced—and re-experienced—feelings of grief, loss and anger at injustices that have occurred for far too long—issues we have grappled with as a nation for years. April 20, 2021, we recognize the weight of this moment and will remember this day and the outpouring of emotion felt by so…
Apr 9, 2021
Why Institutions Now?
By Alex Klein and Tausif Noor Written for Alserkal Online. Rare is the insight that arrives without serious self-reflection. In the world of art museums, milestone anniversaries are often occasion for critical evaluation of the institution’s mission and future endeavors. In 2013, the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania (ICA) in Philadelphia celebrated its…
Mar 19, 2021
ICA condemns anti-Asian violence, white supremacy, and discrimination
ICA condemns anti-Asian violence, white supremacy, and discrimination. In grief and solidarity we stand with the AAPI community. The increasing violence against Asian communities across America has once again laid bare the pervasive nature of racism in our society. We honor and mourn the countless lives taken by devasting violence stemming from hatred and racist…
Feb 11, 2021
Virtual Experience
RAW Académie at ICA: Infrastructure March 16–May 22, 2022 Based in Dakar, Senegal, RAW Académie is a residential program for the research and study of artistic and curatorial practice and thought that is rooted in the question: “How do we learn from each other?” For the ninth session of its Académie, RAW will relocate its…
Nov 30, 2020
Day With(out) Art 2020: TRANSMISSIONS
About ICA Philadelphia is proud to partner with Visual AIDS for Day With(out) Art 2020 by presenting TRANSMISSIONS, a program of six new videos considering the impact of HIV and AIDS beyond the United States. The video program brings together artists working across the world: Jorge Bordello (Mexico), Gevi Dimitrakopoulou (Greece), Las Indetectables (Chile), George…
Nov 17, 2020
ICA closed until January 6, 2021
In compliance with city and state regulations, ICA will be closed through January 6 in an ongoing effort to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Please continue to check our ongoing calendar of virtual events.
Nov 4, 2020
Experience at ICA:
SHIP Intern Annie Ma
This summer, I was a Public Engagement and Curatorial intern with the Institute of Contemporary Art. Because these were two separate positions, I essentially split my time between both departments, under the Director of Public Engagement and the Director of Curatorial Affairs, respectively. Being able to work in these two different but equally essential areas…
Sep 24, 2020
Mondays with Milford
Bi-weekly screenings of rare digital footage from Milford Graves’s archives will be shown throughout the run of the exhibition, along with additional video selections and dialogues that contextualize Graves’s practice. The themes and dates for each digital release are listed below. Screenings begin at 6PM EST and will remain online until the next program begins.…