When the Stars Begin to Fall

Featuring 35 artists who share an interest in the American South, this exhibition explores the relationship between contemporary art, black life, and “outsider” art.


Sonic Arboretum

Immerse yourself in this engrossing installation of colorful horn speakers by Ian Schneller and original music by Andrew Bird, looped and layered to generate a symphonic field. 

Adriana Varejão

The ICA presents Adriana Varejão, one of Brazil’s leading artists, in her first solo museum show in the United States.

Shantala Shivalingappa

An evening of storytelling, surprising rhythms, and quicksilver movement in a format seldom seen in Boston.

The Artist's Voice: Marcyliena Morgan, Xaviera Simmons, and Reggie Wilson

The Artist's Voice is a free lecture series featuring some of the most important contemporary artists working today.

ICA Reads: Citizen

A new take on the book club, ICA Reads connects contemporary literature with art on view at the museum. Join a citywide discussion of Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine.




Sundance Film Festival: Animated Shorts

March 05, 2015
Thursday , 07:00 PM to 08:30 PM

Ninety minutes of world-class creativity, from vivid hand-drawing to painting to puppetry, with stories of love, art, bubbles, nudism, the creation of the universe, and what it all means.
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First Fridays: Southern Exposure

Special Events
March 06, 2015
Friday , 05:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Hey y'all! In conjunction with our exhibition When the Stars Begin to Fall, we celebrate Southern creativity in all its forms.
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Making Place

Families Family Art-Making Workshops
March 07, 2015
Saturday , 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM

You are invited to join Boston artist Ekua Holmes in the creation of Making Place, a vibrant new community installation at the ICA.
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