We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Institute of Contemporary Art

118 S 36th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3211
+1 215-898-7108
Website
Save
Book In Advance
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent23%
  • Very good50%
  • Average5%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible11%
4 days ago
“Compact and intimate”
22 Oct 2017
“Nathalie Du Pasquier, Big Objects not always silent”
About
Closed
Hours Today: Closed
See all hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
20°
May
24°
14°
Jun
27°
16°
Jul
Contact
118 S 36th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3211
University City
Website
+1 215-898-7108
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Philadelphia
from US$19.00
More Info
from US$20.00
More Info
from US$15.00
More Info
Write a ReviewReviews (17)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Filter

1 - 10 of 15 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It was quite small gallery. But I enjoyed the exhibitions that it had at the time of visit. It was compact and you weren't left overwhelmed by the amount of art that you saw.

Thank Nata S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

I do have a special fondness for free art museums and the ICA is definitely one of the best little museums i've been to in a while. I was able to catch a talk on black fashion here in May and see an exhibition curated...More

Thank souljazzblues
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 14 January 2018

The exhibit's change regularly, we saw "BIG OBJECTS NOT ALWAYS SILENT" and "Speech/Acts" The curators are global in their thinking and the artists all appear to be up for the discussion. I always leave feeling more informed and always satisfied.

Thank dustyNewtownSquare
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 23 October 2017

The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) on the University of Pennsylvania campus never disappoints with its thoughtful and often challenging exhibitions. I went to see Big Objects not always silent, one of this autumn’s shows with a mysterious yet catching title that presents the expansive...More

Thank Elisabeth B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Nathalie du Pasquier In this quiet beautiful space an enchanting exhibition first retrospective of this french artist member of the Memphis group Conceived as several rooms each with its own style and all the facets of her art: rugs,sculptures, paintings,wallpaper and furniture

Thank zoe646
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 16 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 18 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 89 hotels in Philadelphia
The Inn at Penn, A Hilton Hotel
1,524 reviews
.10 km away
Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel
1,516 reviews
.12 km away
The Study at University City
187 reviews
.41 km away
Homewood Suites University City
739 reviews
.93 km away
Nearby Restaurants
White Dog Cafe
657 reviews
.15 km away
Pod
370 reviews
.14 km away
Sang Kee Noodle House
155 reviews
.14 km away
Baby Blues BBQ
151 reviews
.20 km away
Nearby Attractions
University of Pennsylvania
514 reviews
.77 km away
Schuylkill River Trail
138 reviews
1.25 km away
Penn Museum
389 reviews
.55 km away
30th Street Station Philadelphia
535 reviews
1.05 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Institute of Contemporary Art staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
;