The Institute of Contemporary Art, UPenn
The Institute of Contemporary Art at UPenn
A contemporary art museum that believes in the “power of art and artists to inform and inspire.”
118 S 36th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3289
Come see an art museum, like no other, the ICA. In full disclosure, I am a proud member of its Board of Trustees, but would recommend it either way. The ICA at the University of Pennsylvania (go Quakers — hurrah, hurrah Pennsylvania) believes in the “power of art and artists to inform and inspire.” Founded in 1963, the ICA was established to introduce students to contemporary art and culture. As such, the ICA held Andy Warhols’s first museum show in 1965, as well as put on the 1st museum shows of several other art world rockstars. Under the leadership of Amy Sadao and Chief Curator Anthony Elms, the ICA continues to challenge visitors about what is art and how it is presented.