Milford Graves: A Mind-Body Deal, 2020. Installation view, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania. Photo by Constance Mensh.

ICA’s Annual Benefit celebrates our mission to showcase the art and artists of our time in innovative and ambitious ways. Proceeds from the event provide critical support for our exhibitions, publications, and educational initiatives.

To learn more about supporting ICA’s Annual Benefit, please contact Taja Jones, Associate Director of Development and Alumni Relations at tajaj@ica.upenn.edu.

For more information on this year’s Annual Benefit 2022, click here.

At ICA, you will encounter the unexpected.

Art has the power to question – to inspire – to heal.

We are known for presenting work that amplifies the voices of artists who have not been heard and we are reaching out to an ever-widening group of people eager to learn.

Consider a gift to ICA and help us open our doors more widely and make contemporary art accessible to everyone!

Founded in 2013, the Donor Club is the Institute of Contemporary Art’s annual giving leadership group of supporters who contribute $2,500 or more in a fiscal year. The levels are:

  • Insider’s Circle: $2,500 – $4,999
  • Curator’s Circle: $5,000 – $9,999
  • Director’s Circle: $10,000 and above

Through their generosity, Donor Club members provide crucial support for ICA and experience unparalleled access to the museum and the broader contemporary art world. Benefits include invitations to curator-led tours and intimate artist studio visits, as well as VIP access to leading contemporary art fairs.

For more information about the Donor Club, please contact Taja Jones at tajaj@ica.upenn.edu.

Join us! Your membership support helps ICA open our doors more widely, allowing more people to learn about the artists and art of our time! Members of all levels are invited to ICA’s special previews with artists and curators.

  • Current Penn Student: Free
  • Student: $25
  • Individual: $50
  • Dual: $100*
  • Enthusiast: $250**
  • Steward: $500***
  • Benefactor: $1,000***

* Gifts at this level qualify for the North American Reciprocal Museums (NARM) program.
** Gifts at this level qualify for the Modern and Contemporary Reciprocal Museums (Mod/Co) program.
*** Gifts at this level receive public acknowledgment in ICA’s lobby.

Click here to find out how to become a member, or contact Taja Jones, (215) 573-0217, tajaj@ica.upenn.edu.

Agnes Martin’s 1973 retrospective at ICA is credited for inspiring the artist to resume making art following a pause that lasted over five years. In appreciation of the exhibition, publication, and public lecture opportunities, Martin made a series of gifts to ICA’s endowment from 1975–1976. Now worth well over $1 million Martin’s visionary support enables exhibitions and programming at an institution dedicated to risk-taking in the service of art and artists.

Membership in the Agnes Martin Legacy Circle acknowledges those whose foresight and generosity will ensure that the art of our time and its ability to expand and enliven understanding of the world will always be a part of students’ experiences at Penn. Notification of your gift enables ICA to confidently plan for its future— ensuring students and the greater community access to world-class contemporary art.

Becoming a Member of the Agnes Martin Legacy Circle

Membership is extended to individuals who have provided for the Institute of Contemporary Art through a will or living trust, a retirement plan or life insurance policy, or a life income arrangement such as a Charitable Gift, Annuity or Charitable Remainder Trust. Your gift also entitles you to all the benefits of membership in the University’s Charles Custis Harrison Society.

To become a member of ICA’s Agnes Martin Legacy Circle contact: Christina Yu, Associate Director of Grants and Planned Giving, ICA, 215-746-1471, ctamyu@ica.upenn.edu or Lynn Malzone Ierardi, J.D. Director of Gift Planning, The University of Pennsylvania, 215-898-6171 or lierardi@upenn.edu.

It is with great appreciation that ICA thanks all our supporters.

ICA is always Free. For All.

Free admission is courtesy of Amanda and Glenn Fuhrman.

ICA acknowledges the generous sponsorship of Barbara B. & Theodore R. Aronson for exhibition publications. Programming at ICA is made possible by the Emily and Jerry Spiegel Fund to Support Contemporary Culture and Visual Arts and the Lise Spiegel Wilks and Jeffrey Wilks Family Foundation. Marketing is supported by Brett & Daniel Sundheim. Public and Student Engagement is supported by the Bernstein Public Engagement Fund, Suzanne Weiss Doft & Jacob W. Doft, Hilarie L. & Mitchell Morgan, the Nash Family Foundation, and by Dana McDonald Strong & Mark W. Strong. Exhibitions at ICA are supported by Laura Tisch Broumand & Stafford Broumand, Catherine O’Connor Carrafiell & John Carrafiell, Stacey Burke Frost & Benjamin Marc Frost, Jennifer Otto-Klein & John Klein, and by Stephanie & David Simon. Additional funding is provided by The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, ICA’s Board of Advisors, friends and members of ICA, and the University of Pennsylvania. ICA receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

ICA’s exhibitions and programs are made possible, in part, by the following foundations, corporations, public agencies, and individuals:

Foundations

  • The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
  • Barbara Picasso Rex Foundation
  • Daniel W. Dietrich II Foundation
  • Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation
  • The Getty Foundation
  • The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation
  • The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage
  • Robert Rauschenberg Foundation

Corporations

  • The Study at University City

Public Agencies

  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • Office for Contemporary Art, Norway
  • Pennsylvania Council on the Arts

Endowment

  • Anonymous
  • Nancy E. and Leonard M. Amoroso Exhibition Fund
  • Barbara B. and Theodore R. Aronson Publication Fund
  • Dorothy H. and Martin N. Bandier Endowment Fund
  • Bernstein Family ICA Fund
  • Chodorow Exhibition Initiative Fund
  • ICA Vision: Arthur M. Cohen Fund
  • DAJ Director of Public Engagement Fund
  • Daniel W. Dietrich, II Directorship Fund
  • Carol T. and John G. Finley Fund
  • ICA Vision: Steven and Cheri Friedman Fund
  • Glenn (W’87, WG’88) and Amanda (C’95) Fuhrman Fund
  • GS Gives Ben and Stacey Frost Endowed Exhibition Fund
  • The Inchworm Fund
  • Andrea B. Laporte Curator Fund
  • Marc J. Leder Director of Curatorial Affairs Fund
  • Marjorie E. and Michael J. Levine Fund
  • Christina Weiss Lurie Fund
  • Hilarie L. and Mitchell Morgan Fund
  • ICA Vision: Lawrence S. Reichlin Fund
  • Katherine (CW‘69) and Keith (W‘67) Sachs Guest Curator Program
  • Pamela Spiegel Sanders (C‘78) Exhibition Fund
  • B.Z. and Michael H. Schwartz Curatorial Travel Fund
  • Howard and Patricia Bleznak Silverstein Exhibition Fund
  • David E. and Stephanie B. Simon Endowed Exhibition Fund
  • Brett A. and Daniel S. Sundheim Fund
  • Daniel and Brett Sundheim Chief Curator Fund
  • Daniel and Brett Sundheim Exhibition Promotion Fund
  • Dorothy and Stephen R. Weber (CHE‘60) Curator Fund
  • Caroline Gittis Werther and Daniel Werther Endowed Fund
  • Lise and Jeffrey Wilks Family Foundation and the Emily and Jerry Spiegel Fund to Support Contemporary Culture and the Visual Arts

$10,000 plus

  • Anonymous
  • Danielle Anderman
  • Julie L. and Lawrence J.Bernstein
  • Laura Tisch Broumand and Stafford Broumand
  • Catherine O’Connor Carrafiell and John Carrafiell
  • Cecile and Christopher J. D’Amelio
  • Stacey and Benjamin Frost
  • Amanda and Glenn Fuhrman
  • Janet Kardon
  • Jennifer Otto-Klein and John Klein
  • Andrea B. Laporte
  • Marc J. Leder
  • Toby Devan Lewis
  • Alexandra H. Nash
  • Lori W. and John R. Reinsberg
  • Allison M. and Neil L. Rubler
  • Katherine Sachs
  • Stephanie B. and David E. Simon
  • Dana McDonald Strong and Mark W. Strong
  • Brett A. and Daniel S. Sundheim
  • Meredith L. and Bryan S. Verona
  • Dorothy and Stephen R. Weber
  • Caroline Gittis Werther and Daniel J. Werther
  • Lise and Jeffrey Wilks

$5,000–$9,999

  • Charles X Block
  • Cheri and Steven Friedman
  • Kathleen and Douglas J. Landy
  • Sueyun and Gene Locks
  • Steven Tuttleman

$1,000–$4,999

  • Anita L. Allen-Castellitto and Paul V. Castellitto
  • David Barquist and Doug Schaller
  • Heiji and Brian Black
  • Ellen and Stephen B. Burbank
  • Dirk Denison
  • Joseph C. Kotarski, Jr.
  • Raymond J. Learsy
  • Margery P. Lee
  • Tammy L. and Jay N. Levine
  • Ellen Levitt
  • Maria Eugenia Mendez
  • Karyn Olivier*
  • Julia Bennett Pershan and Jonathan Z. Cohen
  • Judith and Jeffrey Poss
  • Susan D. Ravenscroft
  • David R. Steinhardt
  • Jamie Stern
  • Judith Tannenbaum
  • Constance H. and Sankey V. Williams
  • Candace Worth

$500–$999

  • Richard I. Adrian
  • Susan and Cummins Catherwood
  • Elizabeth W. Easton
  • Deena Flanagan
  • Brian J. Korb
  • Linda Kronfeld
  • Kathleen McCarthy
  • Leonard Nakamura
  • Ileen H. Schwartz
  • John Yaron Wind

*GIFTS OF LIMITED EDITION ARTWORKS.

Special thanks to the Provost’s Office of the University of Pennsylvania for support through grants from the Sachs Contemporary Art Programming Fund and from the Sachs Program for Arts Innovation.

(Complete as of 03/01/2022)