The Incubation Series is a student-led initiative that aims to foster new ways of making, exhibiting, and seeing art.

Founded in 2015, the Incubation Series is a collaboration between students in the Fine Arts and History of Art graduate programs at the University of Pennsylvania. The series aims to showcase the work of MFA students in focused and conceptually rigorous exhibitions, while also offering an opportunity for art history graduate students to expand their curatorial practices. Each academic year, the Incubation Series team produces several exhibitions throughout Philadelphia’s thriving art scene, allowing participants to build gallery relationships, engage with peers outside of campus, and test innovative exhibition strategies. Exhibitions include small publications and incorporate a variety of public programs, ranging from performances to artist and curator conversations.