Marc Blumthal (MFA '10) will give a tour of the ICA's current exhibition, Dirt on Delight. Sat. March 7 at 2pm.

First Saturday Tour: Dirt on Delight
Saturday, Mar. 7th at 2pm

Lectures On Contemporary Art: Marc Blumthal on Dirt on Delight

Now in its sixth year, ICA’s Lectures on Contemporary Art program welcomes Marc Blumthal, an MFA candidate in the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, to present tours at the museum. Marc Blumthal’s geometric abstract paintings and prints investigate one's travels within the urban landscape, specifically looking at how light defines space. Blumthal joins current program participants Susan Fang, also an MFA candidate in the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, Ruth Erickson and Yael Rice, both Ph.D. candidates from Penn’s Department of the History of Art.

The artists in "Dirt on Delight" include the current generation (Nicole Cherubini, Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Jeffry Mitchell, Sterling Ruby, and Paul Swenbeck), artists who emerged during the 1990s (Ann Agee, Kathy Butterly, Jane Irish, Arlene Shechet, and Beverly Semmes), those who established clay as a critical material during the 1960s and 1970s (Robert Arneson, Viola Frey, Ron Nagle, Ken Price, Adrian Saxe, Beatrice Wood and Betty Woodman), and historic and outsider figures (Lucio Fontana, Peter Voulkos, and Rudolf Staffel, as well as George Ohr and Eugene Von Bruenchenhein).

Founded in 1963, the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania is a leader in the presentation of contemporary art. Through exhibitions, commissions, educational programs, and publications, ICA invites the public to share in the experience, interpretation and understanding of the work of established and emerging artists.

For more about events at the ICA see: http://www.icaphila.org/events/

See Marc's work: http://marcedmundblumthal.blogspot.com/

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