Friday, September 7
FREE for ICA members
Includes museum admission, live entertainment, and a complimentary drink
Advanced reservations for ICA members and nonmembers strongly suggested as the event can sell out. There will be tickets available for ICA Member walk-ins starting at 5pm on the day of the event.
Admission to SOWA First Friday is FREE.
BACK TO SCHOOL
ICA First Fridays: Back To School
Just in time for the new school year, the ICA and SOWA galleries at 450 Harrison Street have joined forces to offer a fun new twist on art education—First Fridays: Back to School. Learn about Boston’s dynamic contemporary art scene from those best in the know: the city’s artists and curators. Mingle with local artists at the SOWA galleries, then head to the ICA for a relaxed, curator-led tour of the museum introducing you to today’s leading contemporary artists and art world trends.
Free trolleys will connect the two locations so visitors can experience the full range of events at the ICA and SOWA galleries. Trolleys will depart from the ICA and 450 Harrison Street every 30 minutes between 6-8:30pm. Trolley transportation generously provided by Super Tours.
The ICA Water Cafe will feature a small plates menu and full bar. The specialty cocktail at First Fridays: Back to School is an appletini. The complimentary drink is Endless Summer Rum Punch.
All First Fridays events are 21+.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
At the ICA
• 5-9pm: ICA galleries open. Exhibitions on view: Josiah McElheny: Some Pictures of the Universe, Os Gemeos, Swoon, Dianna Molzan and the ICA Collection
• 6:00, 7:00, 7:30, and 8 pm: Tours of the ICA Collection and Dianna Molzan exhibitions
• 5-9pm: DJ sets by C Dubs and AxH from Bassic
• 9pm: Outdoor projection of Masters of the Universe, a short film related to the Josiah McElheny exhibition
At 450 Harrison Street
The following galleries and exhibitions will be open from 5:30-8pm:
• Boston Sculptors Gallery
Gillian Christy; Murray Dewart
• Bromfield Art Gallery
The Usual Suspects
• Carroll & Sons
Henry Horenstein, Honky Tonk
• Chase Young Gallery
• Galatea Fine Art
Becky Kisabeth Gibbs; Claudine Bing; Hannah Libman
• Anthony Greaney
Lucy Watson; Dead Art Star
• Gallery Kayafas
Julee Holcombe; Steel and Stones, Blood and Bones
• Kingston Gallery
Annual Members' Exhibition
Beverly Semmes & Nicole Cherubini
• Soprafina Gallery
Nona Hershey; All of the Above
• Vessels Gallery
• Howard Yezerski Gallery
Rhona Bitner; Images from the Series Listen
• Steven Zevitas Gallery
Open Book #3 (Island Wilderness), 2010
Promised gift of Fotene Demoulas