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Institute of Contemporary Art

118 S 36th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3211
+1 215-898-7108
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8 May 2017
“ICA - Stretching Earthbound Imaginations”
15 Jun 2016
“Always challenging”
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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 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 3 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 4 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
Reviewed 15 October 2012

We totally didn't get this place at all...sorry. Thank goodness it was free, we would have totally demanded our money back.

Thank I'mEmma
Reviewed 25 December 2011

I used to make sure I visited the ICA whenever I came to Philadelphia to visit my parents. Unfortunately I had a number of very unpleasant visits in 2011. It wasn't the art that disappointed, but the way we were treated. My elderly mother was...More

Thank RosaBonheur
Reviewed 22 August 2010

This museum was easy to get to by subway. It was a waste of time as all we saw was 2 videos on very large screens. One video was of someone talking on the phone. The security guard was better entertainment as she mimic the...More

1  Thank happytourist36
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