Upcoming Events

In compliance with city and state regulations to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the Milford Graves: A Mind-Body Deal exhibition will be closed November 20, 2020 through January 1, 2021. All online programs will continue as scheduled. Thank you and stay tuned!

September 25, 2020 –January 24, 2021

Milford Graves: A Mind-Body Deal

An exhibition gathering the many-layered and multi-faceted works of free jazz pioneer and polymath Milford Graves. Presented by Ars Nova Workshop at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia.

photo of Milford Graves performing on live French TV in 1973
September 28, 2020 – January 24, 2021

Mondays with Milford

A selection of online video screenings

Bi-weekly screenings of rare digital footage from Milford Graves’s archives, along with additional video selections and dialogues that contextualize Graves’s practice.

Milford Graves: A Mind-Body Deal

Thursday, December 10

Milford Graves Full Mantis

An online discussion with director Jake Meginsky

Watch the film at your leisure, then join us for an enlightening talk with the film’s director. Presented in collaboration with Free Library of Philadelphia.

Milford Graves: A Mind-Body Deal

Friday, December 18

Mars Williams presents An Ayler Xmas

A livestream event from Constellation performance space, Chicago

Join us for this special livestream event as Mars Williams celebrates the release of “An Ayler Xmas Vol. 4: Chicago vs. NYC,” a new recording featuring Chris Corsano, Nels Cline, and many others.