THE INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART/BOSTON

Program Info

SATURDAY, AUGUST 31
10:00 AM–4:00 PM
 

TICKETS

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

FREE tickets to the 1:30 pm performance will be distributed on the day of the event only, available first come, first served.

From Barry McGee, on view through September 2, 2013
ICA installation photo (detail) by John Kennard

 

FOR FAMILIES

Play Date: To the Letter
 

 

Explore art on view in the Barry McGee exhibition, along with works by other artists throughout the galleries who incorporate letters and words in their art. Create your own surprising creations using hand lettering with local artist Helen Duncan, then find out what McGee and Beethoven have in common during a world-premiere performance with animation by Beethoven’s Wig, featuring Richard Perlmutter. Families are encouraged to bring along large reusable bags to carry home art projects.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

10 am - 5 pm
Visit the Galleries
See works of art by Barry McGee and other contemporary artists!

11 am - 4 pm
Art-Making Activities
Create 3D patterns on small signs you design in the Bank of America Art Lab! Available first come, first served. For all ages, children must be accompanied by adults. This activity will be closed from 1:15 - 2 pm.

11 am - 4 pm
Sketching along Boston Harbor
Draw from your imagination or sketch the view from the ICA grandstand (weather-permitting). Available first come, first served. This activity is for all ages, children must be accompanied by adults.

12 pm - 4 pm
Drawing and Design Within a Small Space
A Barry McGee-inspired activity using water bottles, for kids ages 8+, in front of the ICA grandstand (weather-permitting).

1:30 pm
Performance
Location: Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theater
Music, video, and theatrical presentation by Beethoven’s Wig, featuring Richard Perlmutter. See the world premiere of animated videos, hear live music, participate on stage and discover ways in which artist Barry McGee and Beethoven are alike and different! FREE tickets to this performance will be distributed on the day of the event only, available first come, first served. This show is best for children ages 6+ with adults and duration of the theater presentation will be 50-60 minutes.

 

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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 

  


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