Maira Kalman: Various Illuminations (of a Crazy World)—Audio

July 1–October 26, 2010

Listen to what they have to say about works in the exhibition. Click each image for detail.

Ingrid Schaffner
Exhibition Curator, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia
Kalman’s work and the exhibition

Isaac Mizrahi
Fashion Designer
Self Portrait (Favorite Jacket)

David Shipley
Deputy Editorial Page Editor and Op-Ed Page Editor, The New York Times
The Principles of Uncertainty

Peter Barberie
Curator of Photographs, Philadelphia Museum of Art
Sunny Day at the Park

Bill Adair
Director of the Heritage Philadelphia Program, Pew Center for Arts and Heritage
Abraham Lincoln

Ruth Reichl
Former Editor, Gourmet 
Herring and Philosophy Club

Rick Meyerowitz (illustrator) and Maira Kalman

Maira Kalman
The installation of her objects in the exhibition


Maira Kalman: Various Illuminations (of a Crazy World) is organized by the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania. The exhibition is curated by Ingrid Schaffner, ICA Senior Curator.

The San Francisco presentation is made possible by the lead support of Osterweis Capital Management. Additional support is generously provided by Barbara and Howard Wollner.


Koret and Taube Foundations are the lead supporters of the 2010/11 exhibition season.

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ICA gratefully acknowledges Leonard and Louise Riggio and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. for generous support of this exhibition, and Barbara B. & Theodore R. Aronson for their sponsorship of the catalogue. Additional support has been provided by Mari & Peter Shaw; Carol T. & John G. Finley; BZ & Michael Schwartz; Erica & Eric Schwartz; Anthropologie, Inc.; Barbara & Richard S. Lane Fund; Howard A. Silverstein & Patricia B. Silverstein Exhibition Endowment Fund; Joan & Hyman Sall; The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation; Commonwealth Pennsylvania Council on the Arts; The Dietrich Foundation, Inc.; The Chodorow Exhibition Initiative Fund for supporting the tour; and in-kind support from the Julie Saul Gallery.


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