Ernesto Pujol, The Water Cycle








A former sequestered monk and current Buddhist, artist Ernesto Pujol creates photography, installation, and performance art that explores spirituality, memory, and the body. Wearing authentic late 19th-century seaman's clothing, Pujol will become the "Water Carrier," a pilgrim who travels to several Boston Harbor Islands to collect water in hand-blown glass vessels and returns them to the museum as part of a sculptural work. Join Pujol as he makes four of these walks throughout the summer, beginning and ending at the ICA.

Follow Pujol's artistic process and share your thoughts on the project through his blog, The Water Carrier's Journey.


SPECTACLE ISLAND Saturday, June 23 (rain date: Sunday, June 24)
Depart from the ICA                                            9:30 AM
Board the ferry at Long Wharf                         10:30 AM
Board the return ferry to Long Wharf               12:45 PM
Arrive at the ICA                                               Approximately 2:15 PM

Special sunset performance along the HarborWalk July 10 at 5:00 pm

 Saturday, July 28 (rain date: Sunday, July 29)
Depart from the ICA                                            9:30 AM
Board the ferry at Long Wharf                         10:30 AM
Board the return ferry to Long Wharf                 1:30 PM
Arrive at the ICA                                                Approximately 2:30 PM

LOVELLS ISLAND (by way of Spectacle) Saturday, August 25 (rain date: Sunday, August 26)
Depart from the ICA                                             9:30 AM
Board the ferry to Spectacle at Long Wharf     10:30 AM
Board the inter-island ferry to Lovells               10:45 AM
Board the inter-island ferry to Spectacle           12:15 PM
Board the return ferry to Long Wharf                12:45 PM
Arrive at the ICA                                                 Approximately 2:15 PM

Ferry schedule subject to change. For updates, call 617-222-6999.

See Visiting the Boston Harbor Islands for more information.

LITTLE BREWSTER / BOSTON LIGHT Saturday, September 22 (rain date: Sunday, September 23) 
Tour Little Brewster and Boston Light, the oldest light station in the country. Dr. Sally Snowman, keeper of Boston Light, will greet visitors and invite the Water Carrier to take tea. Enjoy a boxed lunch, explore the grounds, and learn more about the station and the light tower.  

This trip departs from the dock at Fan Pier at the John Joseph Moakley Courthouse at 10 am, and returns to the dock at approximately 1 PM. Reservations are required.  Visit or call 617-223-8666.  Tickets: $28 adults, $25 seniors and active military, $17 children ages 3 – 11, children under 3 are free.  Boxed lunches are available for $12; they must be ordered 48 hours in advance. 

Call 617-478-3160 for information about cancellations due to inclement weather.

Ernesto Pujol's sculpture is supported in part by Urban Glass through a grant from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.

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