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February 11, 2014

The Institute Of Contemporary Art Marks Its 50th Anniversary With A Visit From Questlove And The Opening Of ICA@50: Pleasing Artists And Publics Since 1963, Wednesday, February 12

A stronghold of cutting edge art for half a century, the Institute Of Contemporary Art launches a six-month celebration of its golden anniversary tomorrow, Wednesday, February 12. Founded in 1963, the ICA has earned international acclaim among contemporary art museums. Ever since now-iconic artist Andy Warhol and his entourage caused a near-riot there way back […]

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April 16, 2013

The Institute of Contemporary Art Unveils Two New Incredible Exhibits for Spring, Opening Wednesday, April 24

From glowing neon to film and sound, two incredible exhibits featuring multiple mediums are coming to the galleries of the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania this spring. Glasgow-based artist Karla Black brings her site-specific style to Philly April 24 through July 28 with Practically In Shadow. This multi-part, prismatic structure will […]

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March 27, 2012

The Institute Of Contemporary Art Presents The Happy Show, A Visual Exploration Of Happiness, On Display Starting April 4

It’s a somewhat safe assumption to say that artist Stefan Sagmeister’s favorite song might be “Get Happy,” since he spent 10 years exploring the desirable and rather elusive virtue of happiness. This decade-long exploration has culminated in his latest exhibit, The Happy Show, which opens Wednesday, April 4, at the Institute of Contemporary Art. Graphic […]

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February 3, 2012

Deal Alert: The Institute Of Contemporary Art Is Free To The Public All February Long

The Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania is offering free admission all month long. Since the 1960s, the ICA has led the way in revealing the hottest trends in contemporary art with the first-ever museum shows of Andy Warhol, Laurie Anderson, Agnes Martin, Robert Indiana and other influential artists. Take advantage of […]

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October 19, 2011

Tonight Picks: DesignPhiladelphia Pompadour Event, Cocktail Class at Tryst, Sharon Pinkenson At The Gershman Y And More

[Fall evenings in Philadelphia are always action-packed, and we want to help you cherry-pick from all the events and activities going on. On certain days that promise particularly bustling evenings, we round up our selections for the most can't-miss pursuits with which to fill your schedule. See you out there!] • DesignPhiladelphia Pompadour event at […]

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January 5, 2011

The Institute of Contemporary Art Hosts A Winter Opening Reception To Introduce Two New Exhibits, January 13

The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) introduces its two new exhibits with a Winter Opening Reception, Thursday, January 13th from 6 to 8 p.m. Anne Tyng: Inhabiting Geometry (January 13th to March 20th) features architect Tyng’s gallery-scale model built from Luan plywood that embodies her thinking about geometry. Walk, literally, into the five Platonic solids: […]

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July 27, 2010

Summer Studio with Anthony Campuzano @ the Institute of Contemporary Art

Philadelphia artist Anthony Campuzano has transformed The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) at the University of Pennsylvania into a free-form art school and working artists’ studio this month, both free and open to the public. With just two events left this week, make sure to check out Campuzano’s makeshift studio where he has invited peers, […]

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February 9, 2010

Maira Kalman’s Various Illuminations (Of a Crazy World) on Display @ the ICA

At first glance, one observes Maira Kalman’s collection of ordinary objects, illustrations and tapestries as a simple display of contemporary life collected during family road trips or leisurely Sunday strolls. With closer observation, however, spectators of Ms. Kalman’s work are brought along a journey that spans 30 years of fashion, food and art. Her works […]

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January 12, 2010

Maira Kalman Exhibit @ the Institute of Contemporary Art

A new traveling exhibit is opening at the Institute of Contemporary Art, featuring the work of illustrator Maira Kalman. The exhibit, entitled Various Illuminations (of a Crazy World), opens this Thursday, January 14th, and is the first major museum survey of Kalman’s work. Along with her traditional illustrations that detail contemporary life, the exhibit will […]

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September 1, 2009

Dance With Camera @ Institute of Contemporary Art

The ancient Greeks granted the Muses differentiated artistic graces, lending Erato the power of poetry, Terpsichore the power of dance, and so on. But in today’s chaotic world, artistic cross-pollination is the norm. Reap the beauty of such multi-faceted creative work with the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA)’s exhibition Dance With Camera, on view from […]

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