Jordan’s First Visit to the Institute of Contemporary Art

Hey guys, my name is Jordan! Along with my other fellow Teen Council Members, I will be trying to fulfill your massive cravings of getting involved within the “Art World”! I am 16 years old and I am a Junior at the Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts. As a young artist, I also share that same craving for that creative touch! So hopefully I will be able to help you guys out with that.

The art museum that I have been assigned to engage in is the Institute of Contemporary Art. During my first visit to the museum, I was given a tour of the entire museum space and what they had to offer. The space inside was very comfortable to walk around and the atmosphere was quite calm. The artwork that was displayed really transported my mind to a state that expanded my imagination. With the interesting and unusual display of artwork, it gave the atmosphere an interesting twist, adding a lot of excitement to the calm mood. A the time I visited, the displays included all sorts of art, from very creative masks to unique pieces of jewelry to huge installation pieces that surround the viewer as they swim along the walls. I was constantly intrigued by each area of the museum. It was pretty interesting to see the artwork displayed in so many different forms here. I really enjoyed the tour that I was lucky to have  and I am excited to visit back! I had a lot of fun!

If you have not yet taken a visit to the Institute of Contemporary Art, you definitely should! It offers a nice and fun experience to groups and the individual. The museum is located at 118 S. 36th Street (just at 36th and Sansom) and is surrounded by some great get together spots you and your friends and family can hang at such as at Cosi, Urban Outfitters, LOFT, the UPENN Bookstore, and a nice outside sitting area right across the street. It’s something that you can look forward to doing before or after your visit! So there is much that you can expect that will be shared with you in the future. Stay posted for more updates and posts, they will be coming soon!

READY TO VISIT the Institute of Contemporary Art? Check out the ICA profile page for the hours you can use your STAMP pass!

This post was written by Jordan Deal, a STAMP Teen Council member. Jordan attends the Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts.