On April 30th Institute of Contemporary Art University of Pennsylvania (ICA) hosted its annual benefit marking half a century as one of the leading contemporary art museums in the world sponsored by Saks Fifth Avenue and Stephen Starr Events; It marked half a century as one of the leading contemporary art museums in the world. For fifty years ICA has continuously provided exhibition opportunities for artists from our region and brought the best art from around the world to Philadelphia. A non-collecting museum, ICA is one of the only “kunsthalles” in the United States of America. Located on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania, ICA’s artist-centric program is complemented by the intellectual rigor of a premier academic institution..
The evening’s gala will be celebrated with tributes by distinguished guests Paula Marincola, executive director, Pew Center for Arts & Heritage; Jayson Musson, artist; and Adam Weinberg, Alice Pratt Brown Director, Whitney Museum of American Art.
Babette and Harvey Snyder
Paula Marincola and Ingrid Schaffner
Polaroid Portraits by artist Lucas Michael
Artist Kara Walker has generously donated a limited edition print in honor of the occasion available to Golden Muse and Muse level donors. One unique Polaroid portrait by artist Lucas Michael, whose work is recognizable from New York magazine and the Golden Globes awards, is included for Golden Muse subscribers.
All proceeds from this event support ICA’s exhibitions and programs.
ICA Director Amy Sadao
Paula Marincola, Director, PEW Center for Arts & Heritage
Adam Weinberg, Director, Whitney Museum of American Art
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