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Institute of Contemporary Art

118 S 36th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3211
+1 215-898-7108
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22 Oct 2017
“Nathalie Du Pasquier, Big Objects not always silent”
8 May 2017
“ICA - Stretching Earthbound Imaginations”
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118 S 36th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3211
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+1 215-898-7108
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The exhibit's change regularly, we saw "BIG OBJECTS NOT ALWAYS SILENT" and "Speech/Acts" The curators are global in their thinking and the artists all appear to be up for the discussion. I always leave feeling more informed and always satisfied.

Thank dustyNewtownSquare
Reviewed 22 October 2017

The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) on the University of Pennsylvania campus never disappoints with its thoughtful and often challenging exhibitions. I went to see Big Objects not always silent, one of this autumn’s shows with a mysterious yet catching title that presents the expansive...More

Thank Elisabeth B
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Nathalie du Pasquier In this quiet beautiful space an enchanting exhibition first retrospective of this french artist member of the Memphis group Conceived as several rooms each with its own style and all the facets of her art: rugs,sculptures, paintings,wallpaper and furniture

Thank zoe646
Reviewed 8 May 2017

The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) at 118 S. 36th St. is consistent in its mandate to challenge our perceptions of contemporary art with ever more reinterpretations and innovations. The current exhibits Myths of the Marble, and new works by Ginny Casey & Jessi Reaves...More

Thank Elisabeth B
Reviewed 15 June 2016

We like these rotating exhibitions. Although there's always something we don't understand, there are often shows that expand our knowledge of what's happening in the art world. The small exhibitions are interesting, fun, beautiful, strange, puzzling....worth a visit. Admission is free and the exhibitions are...More

Thank Myra L
Reviewed 2 April 2016

There were six works of art on display. One of them was nice, with a forest-like design. Another was a written story about how this guy got drafted into the Vietnam War and how he hates George Bush. Then there's one of a guy who...More

Thank MrSaturn64
Reviewed 17 August 2015

I quickly ran through this art gallery on Sunday morning just as they had opened for business and I was staying at The Inn at Penn just 1min away and had to go to a meeting right after. They had a great Kasten (sp?) exhibit...More

1  Thank Garrett R
Reviewed 5 December 2014

This small glass, steel & concrete contemporary museum, nestled at the edge of the Penn campus, is the perfect showcase for edgy art & super-sized canvases, such as those of Nicole Eisenman, featured in the current show. Seldom crowded, the best news of all is...More

5  Thank Herstory_62
Reviewed 3 August 2014

It's not a museum but a space for contemporary art exhibits. Every three months they tear everything down and set new exhibits. Intellectually complex. Go if you understand, or at least love, contemporary art. Don't go if, when you watch a cubist painting of a...More

1  Thank Ilbuonme
Reviewed 22 December 2013

This is a small museum with three smallish galleries, two down and one up. The spaces are big enough for some decent sized installations. Interpretation is limited. If you happen to be up on Penn's or Drexel's campus and have time this is worth a...More

1  Thank poodledoop
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