Program Info

Saturday, February 25
10 am–5 pm

Free for families: up to two adults per family accompanied by children ages 6–12. Youth 17 and under are always admitted free to the ICA.



Color Me Contemporary


What color would you choose to represent what it means to be you? Wear your personal hue to this color-themed Play Date. Join us in the galleries to find out how contemporary artists work and play with color; discover where color comes from with related art-making activities; and capture the wintry effects on the Boston’s waterfront from the John Hancock Founder’s Gallery.



10 am–5 pm: Gallery Visit
West Gallery, 4th Floor
Tour the Figuring Color exhibition, then reveal and share your ideas. Family Program staff are on hand to answer any questions!

10:30 am–4 pm: Sketching
Founder's Gallery, 4th Floor
Join us for ongoing drop-in sketching sessions for all ages; materials provided.

10:45 am–3:30 pm: Aura Paintings
Bank of America Art Lab, 1st Floor
Create a painting that best represents what color you think best describes you or your favorite place. Recommended for ages 6 and up with adults.

11 am–4 pm: Contemporary Sculpture
State Street Corporation Lobby / Bank of America Art Lab, 1st Floor
Design and build your own unique small-scale works of art inspired by Figuring Color. Designed for all ages, space is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

1:30 pm–2:30 pm: Color, Music, and Movement
Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theater, 2nd Floor Entrance
Join student performers from Concord Academy for a lively presentation featuring audience participation inspired by works on view in Figuring Color. Recommended for ages 6 and up with adults.


PLEASE NOTE: Outside food is not permitted in the Water Café; a children's menu is available.  

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ICA Free Admission for Youth is generously sponsored by the State Street Corporation.

Play Dates are made possible by the Bank of America Charitable Foundation. Generous support of ICA Youth Education is provided by the JP Morgan Chase Foundation.

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February 25, 2012 04:00 PM
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