Please note: ICA is currently closed for installation.
Join us on March 10 for the opening of our Spring 2023 season, featuring
Carolyn Lazard: Long Take & Terence Nance: Swarm.
Oct 6, 2021
Virtual Experience: Jessica Vaughn: Our Primary Focus Is To Be Successful
Jessica Vaughn: Our Primary Focus Is To Be Successful Feb. 26 – May 9, 2021 Our Primary Focus Is To Be Successful—the title drawn from a work on view in this gallery—surveys the visual artist Jessica Vaughn’s new and recent work. In this exhibition, she examines late twentieth- and twenty-first-century office culture, the promise of…
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
Sissel Tolaas: RE_________ September 16–December 30, 2022 In the course of a single day, each of us breathes in and out around 24,000 times. With each breath, irresistible signals are sent straight to the brain—including smells, which in a matter of nanoseconds trigger emotions and memories, stirring up the subconscious in turn. For Norwegian-born Sissel…
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…