LAST CHANCE TO VIEW TARA DONOVAN AT THE ICA/BOSTON
CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED EXHIBITION CLOSES JAN. 4, 2009
"Ingenious, captivating and laugh-out loud beautiful." - TIME.com
"Unabashedly beautiful." - Boston Globe
Boston, MA - If you haven't been to the Tara Donovan exhibition at the ICA/Boston yet, the holiday season offers a last opportunity to see the captivating show that has drawn rave reviews from critics and visitors alike. The exhibition closes on Jan. 4, 2009.
Donovan transforms huge quantities of mass-produced items-drinking straws, toothpicks, buttons-into some of "the most beautiful things" you will see all year, says the Boston Globe. Featuring 16 works from the past decade, Tara Donovan is the first major museum survey of the American sculptor and 2008 recipient of the MacArthur Foundation "Genius" grant.
Families interested in visiting the ICA over the holidays can enjoy another installment of the wildly popular Play Date series on Dec. 27, 2008. Play Dates offer a day full of free art activities for kids and parents to do together. Details about the Dec. 27 Play Date are listed below.
Play Date: You Be the Curator
Dec. 27, 2008 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Kids and parents can explore the ICA and invent their own exhibitions by drawing on a gallery floor plan. Museum admission is free for 2 adults per family with children 12 and under. No prior registration is necessary. Play Dates are sponsored by Hood.
This holiday season, visitors can enjoy great art, shop at the museum's awarding-winning Store, or unwind over a meal at the Water Café -- only at the ICA.
Note: The ICA is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas days. On Dec. 5 and Dec 19, the ICA closes at 5:00 p.m. instead of 9:00 p.m. Regular museum hours apply throughout the rest of the holiday period.
About the ICA
An influential forum for multi-disciplinary arts, The Institute of Contemporary Art has been at the leading edge of art in Boston for seventy 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 Institute of Contemporary Art, 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 $12 adults, $10 seniors and students, and free for members and children 17 and under. Free admission on Target Free Thursday Nights, 5-9 pm. For more information, call 617-478-3100 or visit our Web site at www.icaboston.org.