Press release

The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (ICA) and Greater Boston MINI Cooper Dealers kick off
year-long partnership with First Fridays: Street Style on May 3
Barry McGee-inspired event celebrates street culture with hip hop, krumping, and artist-led tagging
(BOSTON--Apr 24, 2013) Experience the energy and creativity of the streets at the ICA on May 3 with First Fridays: Street Style, an exciting evening kicking off a year-long partnership between the museum and Greater Boston MINI Dealers. Inspired by the museum’s popular exhibition of graffiti artist Barry McGee, the event features live krumping performances by Dorchester-based dancers Darrin Nicoleau, Eddie Brimage, Francis Rhodes, Wendy O’Byrne, Keon Hill, Alexander Brewer, Will Waiters, and Rodney Henry—collectively known as “Wayward”—as well as hip hop music and an artist-led tagging project where all First Fridays visitors are invited to leave their mark. ICA members and MINI car owners will have access to the new MINI Lounge, offering a private bar and seating as well as complimentary access to the Harpoon Brewery tasting station. First Fridays: Street Style runs from 5 pm to 10 pm on May 3. Tickets are free for ICA members, $15 for non-members, and can be purchased online at or at the door. Due to the popularity of these events, advance reservations are recommended. This is a 21+ event.
5 – 10 pm                     DJ Knife and Frank White spin hip hop and more in the State Street Corporation Lobby
5 – 10 pm                     MINI Lounge open to ICA members and MINI owners
5 – 9:30 pm                  Barry McGee on view in the galleries
5:30 – 9:30 pm              Artist-led tagging project in the Bank of America Art Lab
6 – 8 pm                       Spotlight talks available in Barry McGee at 6, 7 and 8 pm.
6:30 – 8:30 pm              Krumping performances by Wayward at 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 pm.
Upcoming First Fridays:
Summer Block Party: June 7
Surfin’ USA: July 5
Urban Beach: August 2

Your Greater Boston MINI dealers are proud to sponsor ICA First Fridays.
About ICA First Fridays
Art goes overtime on the first Friday of the month with guest DJs, live performance, gallery talks, specialty drinks, and more. Admission to First Fridays is free for museum members and $15 for nonmembers. First Fridays are 21+.
About the ICAAn influential forum for multi-disciplinary arts, the Institute of Contemporary Art has been at the leading edge of art in Boston for over 75 years. Like its iconic building on Boston's waterfront, the ICA offers new ways of engaging with the world around us. Its exhibitions and programs provide access to contemporary art, artists, and the creative process, inviting audiences of all ages and backgrounds to participate in the excitement of new art and ideas. The ICA, located at 100 Northern Avenue, is open Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 am - 5 pm; Thursday and Friday, 10 am - 9 pm; and Saturday and Sunday, 10 am - 5 pm. Admission is $15 adults, $10 seniors and students, and free for members and children 17 and under. State Street Corporation Free Admission for Youth at the ICA is generously supported by State Street Corporation. Free admission on ICA Free Thursday Nights, 5 - 9 pm. Free admission for families (2 adults + children 12 and under) on last Saturday of the month. For more information, call 617-478-3100 or visit our website at


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