Program Info

Saturday, October 26
10 am - 4 pm


FREE for families; up to 2 adults per family accompanied by children 12 and under

Youth 17 and under are always admitted free to the ICA



Play Date: Imagineering with Color


"The ICA is one of the most family-friendly, kid-friendly, down-to-earth museums in Boston." —Boston Globe

Take a closer look at paintings by Amy Sillman and talk about your discoveries with artists in the galleries! Use layers of color to create original artworks in the Bank of America Art Lab, and sketch dancers posing in the State Street Corporation Lobby. Families are encouraged to bring along large reusable bags to carry home art projects.

The Youth Performance Series features Urbanity Dance in the Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theater at 11:30 am and 3 pm. 


10 am – 4 pm
Visit the Galleries
Explore the galleries throughout the day, and discuss the art on view with our Visitor Assistants. In addition, from 1-3 pm Family Programs staff will be on hand in the galleries inviting you to have artful conversations about the work of artist Amy Sillman. We encourage family visitors of all ages to visit the galleries!

11:30 am and 3 pm
Don't miss Boston's own Urbanity Dance in the Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theater for two shows. Today's performances include the professional dance company as well as our Youth Performance Series and features new choreography developed especially for the ICA building. Audience participation will be invited.

11 am – 4 pm
Visit the Bank of America Art Lab and create your own paintings combining figures and abstraction, using both paint and new media. Space is limited; first come, first served. This activity is for children ages 6 and older with adults.

12 – 4 pm
Relax in the State Street Corporation Lobby at the ICA while trying your hand at drawing people. Alternatively, look closely then sketch the faces of your family and friends, creating your own small collection. This activity is for all ages, first come first served on a space-available basis. For children and adults working together.

Play Dates are sponsored by Vivien and Alan Hassenfeld and the Hassenfeld Family Foundation.

State Street Corporation Free Admission for Youth at the ICA is generously supported by

Image (above): Amy Sillman, Unearth, 2003. Oil on canvas, 66 x 78 inches. Collection of Barbara Lee, Cambridge, MA. Photo: John Berens.

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