Spring 2017 Opening Reception, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania. Photo: Constance Mensh.

Join us! Your membership support helps ICA open our doors more widely, giving more people the opportunity 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 and above
  • Artist-Advocate………………..$50 and above
  • Dual……………………………….$100 and above*
  • Enthusiast……………………….$250 and above**
  • Connoisseur…………………….$500 and above***

Join ICA’s Donor Club and explore the world of contemporary art from curator-led exhibitions at renowned museums to intimate visits to artist’s studios and exclusive gatherings in homes of collectors.

    Recent donor club excursions:

  • Visit to the studio and home of artist Cary Leibowitz, NY
  • Driving tour of Monument Lab in Philadelphia
  • Curator-led tour of Peter Hujar: Speed of Life at The Morgan Library & Museum NY
  • Private visit to the home and studio of Roberto Behar & Rosario Marquardt during Miami Basel
  • Special tour of the Easton Foundation in New York, the living and working space of artist Louise Bourgeois, NY

More Information:

Call ICA’s Development office: 215-898-4980

To give to the donor club, click here.


Take part in a full calendar of opening receptions, special previews, artist-curator talks, interactive events and activities all year long. ICA is open until 8 PM Wednesdays! Our twice-annual FREE FOR ALL party includes art, music, performance, free food and takeaways like DIY terrariums, nail art, and photo booth snaps!

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!

Photo: Amit Gabai

Join us at ICA’s annual benefit gala where we honor artists and other luminaries in the field of contemporary art while you mingle with other supporters of ICA and their guests!

For more information about how to participate in ICA Benefit 2019, click here.

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, Assistant Director of Development and Alumni Relations, 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.

  • Free Admission to ICA for the public is sponsored by the Amanda (C‘95) and Glenn (W‘87/WG‘88) Fuhrman Fund.

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


  • Barbara Picasso Rex Foundation
  • Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation
  • Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation
  • The Ellsworth Kelly Award made possible by The Ellsworth Kelly Foundation and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts
  • Hemera Foundation
  • Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation
  • The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
  • The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage


  • Le Méridien Philadelphia, Unlock Art™ Partner*
  • Tina Kim Gallery
  • Weiss Turkus Projects

Public Agencies

  • Pennsylvania Council on the Arts
  • Philadelphia Cultural Fund


  • Anonymous (2)
  • Nancy E. and Leonard M. Amoroso Exhibition Fund
  • Barbara B. and Theodore R. Aronson Publication Fund
  • Dorothy H. and Martin N. Bandier Endowment Fund
  • Chodorow Exhibition Initiative Fund
  • ICA Vision: Arthur M. Cohen Fund
  • Daniel W. Dietrich, II Directorship Fund
  • Carol T. and John G. Finley Fund
  • ICA Vision: Steven and Cheri Friedman Fund
  • The Inchworm Fund
  • Andrea B. Laporte Curator 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
  • The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation
  • Pamela Spiegel Sanders (C‘78) Exhibition Fund
  • B.Z. and Michael H. Schwartz Curatorial Travel Fund
  • Howard and Patricia Bleznak Silverstein 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 (1)
  • Barbara and Theodore Aronson
  • Pamela Toub Berkman and David J. Berkman
  • Julie L. and Lawrence J.Bernstein
  • Charles X Block
  • Carol T. and John G. Finley
  • Wendy Fisher
  • Amanda and Glenn Fuhrman
  • Kirk Kirkpatrick
  • Andrea B. Laporte
  • Judith Glickman Lauder and Leonard A. Lauder
  • Marjorie E. and Michael J. Levine
  • Toby Devan Lewis
  • Carolyn and Winston Lowe
  • Josephine A. Magliocco
  • Amanda S. and Andrew Megibow
  • Maria Eugenia Mendez
  • Hilarie L. and Mitchell Morgan
  • Midge G. and Simon D. Palley
  • Lori W. and John R. Reinsberg
  • Allison M. and Neil L. Rubler
  • Katherine and Keith L. Sachs
  • Ella B. Schaap
  • Stephanie B. and David E. Simon
  • Brett A. and Daniel S. Sundheim
  • Lisa A. and Steven A. Tananbaum
  • Sally V. and John C. Van Doren
  • Meredith L. and Bryan S. Verona
  • Dorothy and Stephen R. Weber
  • Caroline Gittis Werther and Daniel J. Werther
  • Lise and Jeffrey Wilks


  • Jill F. and Sheldon M. Bonovitz
  • Cecile and Christopher J. D’Amelio
  • Jeffrey D. Marrazzo
  • Babette and Harvey Snyder


  • Anonymous (1)
  • David Barquist and Doug Schaller
  • Ellen and Stephen B. Burbank
  • Mary Ellen Cetra and John Collett
  • Nathalie Du Pasquier**
  • Tye Comer and Brian Gould
  • Sherry and Brian Effron
  • Johanna K. Flaum
  • Cheriand Steven Friedman
  • James G. Fulton, Jr. and Eric B. Rymshaw
  • Barbara Harberger
  • Lesley K. and Evan H.Heller
  • Melissa and Roy Jones
  • Margery P. Lee
  • Tammy L. and Jay N. Levine
  • Diane and Robert Levy
  • Alexandra H. and Grayson G. Nash
  • Randee and Scott Paston
  • Jane and David Preiser
  • Susan D. Ravenscroft
  • Stefanie B. and Evan Reed
  • Norma and Lawrence S. Reichlin
  • Stephanie L. Roach
  • Marguerite V. Rodgers and James H. Timberlake
  • Nina and Ivan Ross
  • Erica H. and Eric S. Schwartz
  • Jamie Stern
  • Judith Tannenbaum
  • John Y. Wind
  • Jerry Wind


  • Susan and Cummins Catherwood
  • Charlene O’Connor Eichman
  • Amarilice Lefton
  • James McHugh
  • Amy Sadao and Thomas E. Devaney, Jr.
  • Lauren Stakias
  • Pamela Yau




Community Outreach Committee Members – Winter/Spring 2018 Exhibitions

  • Rebecca Alpert
  • Olivia Antsis
  • Chris Bartlett
  • Matt Bussy
  • James Claiborne
  • Sara Zia Ebrahimi
  • Anne Esacove
  • Paul Farber
  • Michelle Fisher
  • Maxine Gaiber
  • Robert Goodman
  • Sharon Hayes
  • John Heon
  • Niall Jones
  • Sukari Keetin
  • Fariha Khan
  • Diedra Krieger
  • Aaron Levy
  • Louis Massiah
  • Sharrona Pearl
  • Jesse Pires
  • Deb Rudman
  • Deborah A. Thomas
  • Alexander Unkovic
  • Peter Van Do
  • Bethany Wiggin
  • Barbie Zelizer
  • Carol Zou

Special thanks to the Provost’s Office of the University of Pennsylvania for support through a grant from the Interdisciplinary Arts Fund.

(Complete as of 4/27/2018)