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ICA is Free for All!
Free admission to the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania for the public is sponsored by the Amanda (C95) and Glenn (W87/WG88) Fuhrman Fund.
Self Guided Tours are always Free For All, if your Group is 10 persons or more you will need to fill out a Tour Reservation Form at least 24 hours in advance before arriving at the ICA.
Guided Tours are led by professional educators, Penn graduate students and ICA staff. Tour requests are accepted by email or fax with a two week minimum advance booking required. To schedule your tour print a Tour Reservation Form [PDF, 13.3K]. Two alternate dates must be included in all requests. Tours are available during regular ICA gallery hours: Wednesday (11am-8pm), Thursday and Friday (11am-6pm), and Saturday and Sunday (11am-5pm).
Guided tours are $75 plus $1 per student/senior and $2 per adult. Guided tours are FREE to all University of Pennsylvania groups. Individual student admission fees are waived for all groups within the School District of Philadelphia. All tours booked 3 weeks in advance will receive a reduced admission rate of: $1 for adults and $.50 for students/seniors. Teachers are strongly urged to preview exhibitions prior to a tour. For questions please contact our Tour Line at 215.746.3704 or email@example.com.
Where To Stay
The Le Méridien Philadelphia, a boutique hotel located in Center City Philadelphia is ICA's official Unlock Art™ partner hotel. Originally a YMCA, the hotel is housed in a 10-story Georgian revival-style structure with historical flair and is located in the heart of the city's business district and less than one block from the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
Institute of Contemporary Art reviews
This is a fantastic contemporary art space. I will return each and every time I am in Philadelphia to see their frequently changing exhibits. more »
I try to visit ICA Philadelphia whenever I'm in town, and was gratifued to see the Tony Conrad retropsective in June 2019. Conrad was not so productive an artist, but he was true to a quirky... more »
Small, free museum owned by the U of Penn., with easy parking on the street. If you are interested in learning about contemporary art, this is one of the top venues in the U.S. Other museums may put on flashier shows, but the exhibits here are the real thing. The recent Ree Morton retrospective is just the latest in a long series of shows, all consistently pertinent to issues in contemporary art.
One of the best small art museums in America. Great curators make a huge difference
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