Current Art Lab Themes
Students explore the ICA’s architecture, special exhibitions, and/or permanent collection with a guided tour, then delve into their own hands-on investigations and problem solving with a related art-making activity in the Bank of America Art Lab.
Organized around major themes in current exhibitions, our Tour + Art Lab programs are offered in two-hour blocks (approximately one hour gallery visit and one hour Art Lab). This combined program is offered during the below dates and times. Advance registration must be made three weeks prior to program start date:
Tuesday, Wednesday OR Thursday:
11 am–1 pm OR
For After-School Groups Only:
Thursdays: 4 - 6 pm
To book a Guided Tour and Art Lab visit, complete the GROUP VISIT REGISTRATION FORM for K–12 School and Youth Groups at least three weeks in advance to receive the discounted group rate. For more information, email email@example.com.
Note: Tours work with a varied selection of artworks from the ICA permanent collection and special exhibitions.Typical tours provide an opportunity for visitors to look at highlights of ICA architecture, visit multiple ICA galleries, and make comparisons.
INTRODUCTION TO CONTEMPORARY ART AND IDEAS
ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN
Tour the galleries to discover and discuss works of art on view as well as the building's architecture. Hands-on projects for students in grades K–5 involve designing structurally sound buildings and neighborhoods. For middle school and high-school students, art-making activities transform 2D materials into 3D forms, working with a variety of media.
WHAT MAKES A PAINTING?
GIVE MORE THAN YOU TAKE
June 5 – September 1
Focus on works by artist Jim Hodges in the exhibition Give More Than You Take, including gallery activities led by ICA staff and tour guides. Art making sessions will include work with fabric and repurposed materials. Children and teens will be invited to create their own images based on favorite memories and life experiences. Before departing the Bank of America Art Lab, each group of participants will create an installation by combining their original art works according to set guidelines. Participants then take individual art works along with them to keep or give away.
*Free admission is available for teachers who would like to preview the exhibition. For information please email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a pre-visit.