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Weekly Hours:
Wednesday 18th – Open 12-6pm Benjamin Kelley
Thursday 19th – Open 12-6pm Benjamin Kelley

Friday 13th – Open 12-6pm Benjamin Kelley
/ 2016 Tyler MFA exhibition  opening reception 6-9pm
Saturday 14th – Open 12-6pm


Please join us for a group exhibition of the Tyler School of Art 2016 MFA Graduates. This exhibition features works completed over the past two years from twenty-four artists in Tyler School of Art’s nine MFA programs: Ceramics, Fibers and Material Studies, Glass, Graphic and Interactive Design, Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, and Sculpture. Don’t Take This the Wrong Way is a collective exhibition that showcases the diverse practices and creates new discourses and connections between these artists and their work. The show is sponsored by Tyler School of Art.



Ben Kelley Floodplain
May in the Grey Area

Institute of Contemporary Art Baltimore presents Floodplain, sculptural works by Benjamin Kelley at the Icebox’s Grey Area at the Crane Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Floodplain is comprised of two new artworks; one consisting of fragments from a rare, early model F-15 fighter aircraft reconfigured in the center of the gallery space. Encircling the chaotic composition is the second piece, a triptych of mechanized vessels producing an opaque tiding bath of iron oxide submerging contemporary relics of brand religion; to create a buildup of rust residue on the once pristine objects.
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Fire Museum Presents: Tatsuya Nakatani
Wednesday, June 15th 8:00 PM
$7 – $10 sliding scale


(extended) DEADLINE MAY 19, 9PM

The Icebox Project Space is pleased to announce a FREE call for entries from artists in the greater Philadelphia area born after 1990 (26 and under), and not currently enrolled in a BFA or MFA program. Open to all media and philosophies, juried and curated by Timothy Belknap and Ryan McCartney.

-send a message to or with up to 4 files (.jpg, .mov, .wav, etc)
-be sure to include your contact information and please confirm that you meet eligibility requirements
-artists will be notified by May 23rd
-exhibition on view from June 25 through July 16th

In a city as expansive as Philadelphia, our ever-growing arts community is not growing fast enough. The diversity of makers here is not always apparent, and the opportunity to be seen and heard is not always present, especially for those early in their careers. In response to this certain lack, The Icebox Project Space will host LIVE WORK,  specifically focusing on providing a chance for younger artists outside of academic structures to exhibit, with no prohibitive fees or barriers. Providing this platform is meant not only as an act of inclusion, but also as an acknowledgement of the commitment that every artist makes in working and negotiating a space for their practice. Please join us in recognizing more members of our community.

The Icebox Project Space is proud to announce its Sound Residency Series

The Icebox is hosting sound-based artists within the space for periods between a few hours and up to 6 weeks, with a focus on experimentation and exploration of the unique acoustic properties of the Icebox (formerly an enormous walk-in freezer, which accounts for some of its unusual characteristics). At the end of each residency, the Icebox will release a track online and at the end of 2016, we intend to compile the tracks onto an LP, as a sonic document.

Lesley Flanigan recorded a track here at the Icebox Project Space in March. We are very pleased to share documentation of Hedera – headphones or hifi recommended for listening. Enjoy!!!!!