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News Release

ICA Receives $4.5 Million To Endow Key Curatorial Positions

April 4, 2018
Philadelphia, PA

The Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania (ICA) today announced two landmark gifts to endow key curatorial positions: Daniel and Brett Sundheim have donated $3 million, of which $2.5 million will endow the Chief Curator position and $500k will go to a new fund dedicated to exhibition outreach and community engagement; and Andrea B. Laporte has donated $1.5 million to endow ICA’s Associate Curator position. Totaling $4.5 million, these two gifts mark a major milestone for ICA and support the museum’s ongoing commitment to generating new scholarship and organizing thought- provoking exhibitions that spotlight under-represented artists and engage diverse audiences. With these gifts, ICA now has four of its key leadership positions endowed, including the museum’s director and all three of its senior curatorial positions.