Program Info

Saturday, October 25
10 am – 4 pm

FREE for up to two adults per family when accompanied by children 12 and under.

Youth 17 and under are always admitted FREE to the ICA.



Play Date: DIY Sculpting with Fiber


Delve into the exhibition Fiber: Sculpture 1960–present and chat with artist educators in the galleries. In the Bank of America Art Lab, use a surprising mix of materials to create forts for your family with our visiting artist. Don’t miss a spoken word performance by local youth in our theater, then join a workshop to put together your own words and rhythms.

All activities are for children and adults to do together and are best for children ages 6+, but all ages are welcome. 

Books and Art | 10 am – 4pm 
Settle-in together to read children’s books related to the art and exhibitions. Staff-led readings will take place at 10:45, 11:15 and 11:45 am. Books are available for families to enjoy while visiting the museum. 

We Are All Thread | 11 am – 4pm 
Mixed Media Weaving & Installation
Weave your own unique design and add-on musings using typewriters in this hands-on activity designed by artist Wes Bruce. Weavings and writings may be taken away or to added to our ongoing community installation. 

Build an Indoor Fort! | 11 am – 3 pm

Weave a labyrinth of full-scale forts using common household items with visiting artist Wes Bruce and our artist educators.

Sketching | Noon – 4 pm

Take in the view of Boston Harbor as inspiration for your drawings and/or create from your imagination.

Spoken Word Performance | 1:30 pm
Don’t miss kids and teens from Boston using their voices expressively in this engaging performance. Audience participation invited. Family workshops will be offered directly following the youth spoken word presentation, at 2 pm. 

Play Dates are sponsored by Vivien and Alan Hassenfeld and the Hassenfeld Family Foundation, and Holly and David Bruce.

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

Photo by Jennifer Waddell.

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October 25, 2014 04:00 PM
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