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- Meredith Monk and Anne Waldman
Fri, Feb 24 | 8 PM
Sat, Feb 25 | 8 PM
Two iconic women known for their mesmerizing stage presences join forces for a singular evening of music, movement, and poetry. Kicking off an evening in three parts, Waldman begins with a performative reading from her “Entanglement Variations,” with visuals of paintings by Pat Steir and sound composition by Ambrose Bye. Meredith Monk will then perform several selections of her work with members of her Vocal Ensemble. The evening culminates in an original collaborative duet between Monk and Waldman.
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Play Date: Pause, Look, and Listen
Sat, Feb 25 | 10 AM–4 PM
Take your time looking at contemporary art together and playing gallery games. Create mixed-media artworks in the Bank of America Art Lab or sketch the wintry Boston Harbor. Get enchanted, discover new ways to listen, and help Boston-based musician Aaron Larget-Caplan make new musical works during a special concert. Pajamas welcome!
Free family fun
On view through Mar 26
Boston UNiversity, 808 Gallery, Faye G., Jo, and James Stone Gallery and the Annex
Occupancies, organized by Lynne Cooney, Artistic Director of the Boston University Art Galleries, and Kimber Chewning, ICA staffer and MA candidate at BU, explores how individual and collective bodies create, negotiate, and inhabit space. Conceived as a response to the current political climate and to forms of personal resistance against systemic injustices, the exhibition assembles emerging and mid-career artists who use or intimate the physical body as a politicized site to forefront ideas of agency and visibility.
- 2017 Oscar Nominated Short Films
Sun, Feb 26 | 1 + 3 PM
A perennial hit with audiences around the country (and now the world), this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)!The Academy Awards take place Sunday night.
- The Love Witch
Sat, Feb 24 | 10 PM
With a visual style that pays rapturous tribute to Technicolor thrillers of the ‘60s, The Love Witch follows Elaine, a beautiful young witch, who, ensconced in her impeccably styled Victorian apartment, will stop at nothing to snare the man of her dreams. A sell-out during the Brattle’s recent “Cinema of the Occult” series.
NerdCon: Nerdfigheria 2017
Sat, Feb 25–Sun, Feb 26 | 8 AM–11 PM
hYNES CONVENTION CENTER
NerdCon: Nerdfighteria is the first ever official Nerdfighter convention, and it will be a giant celebration of all things nerdy, creative, educational, fun, and weird. Join members of the Nerdfighter community for panels, discussions, Q&As, activities, fan-led programming, concerts, live podcasts, fan activism, and all manner of excellent goofiness.
Try out those moves
- A Little Trouble
On view through Feb 28
ORCHARD SHAKESHOP, ALLSTON
It’s the last weekend to catch A Little Trouble, a female-focused art show in the Extension Gallery at the Allston shop curated by Michael Chew, Pueblo 2012 mastermind and longtime shop employee, plus ICA Fast Forward alum and Teen Arts Council co-teacher. The show features powerful work by some amazing women, with proceeds from art sales going to Planned Parenthood.
Plan your trip
- The Artist’s Museum
On view through Mar 26, 2017
The Artist’s Museum begins with the impulse to collect and connect, bringing together large-scale installations, photography, film, and videos that employ artworks from the past as material in the present. These works animate existing artworks, images, and histories to reveal art’s unexpected relationships and affinities. How do artists work with other artists’ work? Come investigate with us.
Now on view
- Core Crunch + Cold Beer
Sat, Feb 25 | 9:15 AM–10:15 PM
Try Studio U’s Core Crunch class then stay to enjoy a Trillium beer! Cold beer is served after class.
Buds and Suds
- Material Matters
Sat, Feb 25 + Sun, Feb 26 | 1 PM
See how contemporary artists transform our experience of found and everyday materials in this free tour offered every Saturday and Sunday. Meet your Guide in the 1st floor lobby.
- Share Your Collection
Share your collections with us by using #ICAobjectproject. Or see what unexpected things others have amassed.
The ICA collects. Artists collect. What do you collect?
- Get Cozy + Explore Our Collection
Dive into the ICA’s collection from the comfort of your coziest spot. Sounds like an ideal winter vacation activity to us!
Get your art on
- The Society of Arts + Crafts
100 Pier 4 Boulevard, Suite 200, Boston, MA 02210
Visit our new neighbors and check out their current exhibitions, shop, or learn more about CraftBoston. The mission of the Society of Arts and Crafts is to support excellence in crafts by encouraging the creation, collection, and conservation of the work of craft artists and by educating and promoting public appreciation of fine craftsmanship.
Seaport Beer Run
Sat, Feb 25 and Sun, Feb 26 | 10 AM
Starting and finishing at the Harpoon Brewery in Boston’s Seaport District, this 6.5-mile guided running tour takes runners at an easy pace through historic sights including the Old North Church and the final resting place of beer brewer and patriot Samuel Adams.
Brews + views