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.

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 catalogues. Programming at ICA has been made possible in part by the Emily and Jerry Spiegel Fund to Support Contemporary Culture and Visual Arts and the Lise Spiegel Wilks and Jeffrey Wilks Family Foundation, and by Hilarie L. & Mitchell Morgan. Marketing is supported by Pamela Toub Berkman & David J. Berkman, Catherine O’Connor Carrafiell & John Carrafiell, and by Brett & Daniel Sundheim. Public Engagement is supported by the Bernstein Public Engagement Fund. Exhibitions at ICA are supported by Stephanie and David Simon. Additional funding has been provided by the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, the Overseers Board for the Institute of Contemporary Art, friends and members of ICA, and the University of Pennsylvania. General operating support is provided, in part, by the Philadelphia Cultural Fund. 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:


  • The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
  • Barbara Picasso Rex Foundation
  • Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation
  • Daniel W. Dietrich II Foundation
  • Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation
  • Edna Wright Andrade Fund of the Philadelphia Foundation
  • The Ellsworth Kelly Award made possible by The Ellsworth Kelly Foundation and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts
  • Henry Moore Foundation
  • Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation
  • The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage
  • Robert Rauschenberg Foundation


  • Bank of America Corporation

Public Agencies

  • Pennsylvania Council on the Arts
  • Philadelphia Cultural Fund


  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 (2)
  • Danielle Anderman
  • Barbara and Theodore Aronson
  • Pamela Toub Berkman and David J. Berkman
  • Julie L. and Lawrence J.Bernstein
  • Charles X Block
  • Catherine O’Connor Carrafiell and John Carrafiell
  • Cecile and Christopher J. D’Amelio
  • Carol T. and John G. Finley
  • Amanda and Glenn Fuhrman
  • James W. Higley
  • Kirk Kirkpatrick
  • Andrea B. Laporte
  • Marc J. Leder
  • Josephine A. Magliocco
  • Amanda S. and Andrew Megibow
  • Hilarie L. and Mitchell Morgan
  • Midge G. and Simon D. Palley
  • Lori W. and John R. Reinsberg
  • Allison M. and Neil L. Rubler
  • Katherine Sachs
  • Ella B. Schaap
  • Stephanie B. and David E. Simon
  • Brett A. and Daniel S. Sundheim
  • Lisa A. and Steven A. Tananbaum
  • Sarah V. and John C. Van Doren
  • Meredith L. and Bryan S. Verona
  • Dorothy and Stephen R. Weber
  • Susan J. Weiler
  • Caroline Gittis Werther and Daniel J. Werther
  • Lise and Jeffrey Wilks


  • Barbara and Theodore Aronson
  • Jill F. and Sheldon M. Bonovitz
  • Amarilice Lefton
  • Elinor and Jeffrey D. Marrazzo


  • David Barquist and Doug Schaller
  • Ellen and Stephen B. Burbank
  • Cheri and Steven Friedman
  • Barbara Harberger
  • Lesley and Evan Heller
  • Melissa and Roy Jones
  • Brian J. Korb
  • Raymond J. Learsy
  • Gabriele W. Lee
  • Margery P. Lee
  • Brandon H. Levine
  • Tammy L. and Jay N. Levine
  • Tony Lewis*
  • Alexandra and Grayson Nash
  • Randee and Scott Paston
  • Susan D. Ravenscroft
  • Stefanie B. and Evan Reed
  • Norma and Lawrence S. Reichlin
  • Stephanie L. Roach
  • Roslyn Schneiderman
  • Erica H. and Eric S. Schwartz
  • Jamie Stern
  • Judith Tannenbaum
  • John Y. Wind


  • Susan and Cummins Catherwood
  • Alixandra and Keith Morgan
  • Amy Potsic


Colored People Time Community Outreach Committee Members

  • Erik Beranek
  • Zach Blackwood
  • Julia Bloch
  • chukwumaa
  • Katy Dammers
  • Vashti Dubois
  • Yael Etan
  • E. Jane
  • Davy Knittle
  • Nathaniel Popkin
  • Monique Renee Scott
  • Asali Solomon
  • Daniel Tucker
  • Brittany Webb
  • Wilmer Wilson IV
  • Dagmawi Woubshet

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

(Complete as of 9/9/2019)