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Join us June 10 for an Art Safari to Arthur Ross Gallery and Institute of Contemporary Art

Take in two great shows with the good people of Artblog on Saturday, June 10 from 2–5 pm. Free and open to everyone!

Willie Cole, “Loveseat”
Willie Cole, “Loveseat” (2007), shoes wood, PVC pipes, screws and staples, 39 x 65 x 43 inches. Loan courtesy of the artist and Alexander and Bonin, New York, photo by Thomas DuBrock, image courtesy of Alexander and Bonin, New York.

Check out three of the summer’s hottest shows at two of West Philly’s most important art venues, the Arthur Ross Gallery and the Institute for Contemporary Art!

Willie Cole at the Arthur Ross Gallery

We’ll start at the Arthur Ross Gallery where we’ll take in Willie Cole’s ambitious solo show, On Site. Featuring the artist’s signature found-object sculpture, Cole transforms common domestic objects like irons, shoes, and bottles into powerful ensembles evoking ancient gods and contemporary consumer culture. There’s even a giant chandelier made of recycled plastic water bottles!

Two shows at the ICA

We’ll pause for a caffeine and sugar break at Federal Donuts, then we’ll visit the ICA, which is hosting two summer shows–Ginny Casey & Jessi Reaves and Myths of the Marble. We’ll start upstairs with the collaborative show of painting by Ginny Casey and sculpture by Jessi Reaves whose creepy, slightly surreal takes on domestic objects are a must-see. Downstairs, we’ll take in Myths of the Marble, a huge international group show that plays with ideas of virtual reality (get ready to try on one of those virtual reality headsets!).

We’ll have the chance to chat with staff and museum guides, and share our thoughts about what we see.

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The safari is FREE and open to the public, and will go on, rain or shine.

See you there!