Founded in 1963, the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania is a leader in the presentation of contemporary art. ICA enriches the public's understanding by presenting the work of established and emerging artists through exhibitions, commissions, educational programs and publications.
All knowledge, including the fruits of our research, is not the birthright of a nation, but a gift to the world. As America's first University, Penn embraces this truth. We welcome students and scholars from around the globe.
While they come to Penn to pursue opportunity and excellence in their chosen fields, they dramatically expand our body of knowledge, raise our cultural awareness, and invariably make spectacular contributions to the world.