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11 AM Kids Flicks –  Catch the best short films from around the world for ages 5+ (63 minutes) 

1 PM ¡Hola Cine! – Celebrate Latinx culture with short films for ages 8+ (55 minutes) 

Take in the audience favorite and award-winning films from the latest edition of New York International Children’s Film Festival! These amazing short films from around the world are sure to inspire curiosity and conversation for viewers big and small.

Kid Flicks, 11 AM (Runtime: 63 min.)

Inventive first films for ages 5+
In English or with English subtitles  

United States, Xiaowen Wang, 2022, 13 min 
No dialogue 

Love communicates across the Tibetan mountains, against a warm coat of fur, and through sound waves and vibrations, proving silence can speak volumes.  

France, Animation, Anne-Gousset & Clément Céard, 2022, 7 min
No dialogue  

Two sisters circle each other’s orbits, laughing, shouting, playing, and spinning each in their own unique way.  

Czech Republic, France, Animation, Jan Mika, 2023, 13 min
No dialogue  

It’s a football tale as old as time: boy vs. goose…? 

Belgium, France, Netherlands, Animation, Britt Raes, 2022, 13 min 
In English 

When a giant boulder lands in the middle of Luce’s small geometric village, it’s up to him to find a solution, even though he’s scared of the dark.  

Spain, Animation, Fabían Molinaro, 2022, 7 min
No dialogue 

As he prepares for a life-changing voyage, Nico can’t help but pack up everything he loves in his house.  

United States, Documentary, Toko Shiiki, 2022, 3 min 
In English 

Animator Rachel Reid exudes joy as she talks about being an animator, encouraging others to follow in her footsteps.  

France, Animation, Marie Bordessoule, Adriana Bouissie, Nadine De Boer, Elisa Drique, Chloe Lauzu, Vincent Levrero, & Solenne Moreau, 2022, 7 min 
No dialogue  

Deep in the forest, wide-eyed spider Temi dreams of catching the Moon. For that, she will do anything. 

¡HOLA CINE!, 1 PM (Runtime: 55 min.) 

Extraordinary Latinx shorts for ages 8+
In Spanish with English subtitles  

Colombia, Live Action, Pedro Pablo Vega Reyes, 2021, 15 min
In Spanish with English subtitles 

 Andrés has a big, big toe problem: his right shoe has a huge hole in it. Normally, that wouldn’t be an issue, but the school dance is tomorrow and he’s got his crush Mariana to impress! 

United States, Live Action, Luis Fernando Puente & Lizde Arias, 2022, 8 min
In Spanish with English subtitles 

After her favorite sock goes missing, Andrea learns some family magic that helps her find lost objects in the most unexpected ways. She’ll soon discover that toys and coins aren’t the only things that can get lost.  

Argentina, Animation, Augusto Schillaci, 2022, 10 min 
No dialogue 

A beloved Argentinian merry-go-round operation brings joy to the neighborhood families in this warm and vivid story of what comes around, goes around… 

Spain, Animation, Daniela Cuenca, 2021, 7 min 
In Spanish with English subtitles 

A devoted abuelita dreams of the day she can reunite with her grandchildren, cramming her suitcase with mountains of gifts and heaps of precious memories.  

Mexico, Animation, Gabriela Badillo, 2021, 9 min
No dialogue 

Chloe has bottled up her feelings along with the sounds that remind her of her beloved grandfather until a songbird shows her the way to maintain the spirit of his beautiful music.  

Argentina, Animation, Belén Ricardes, 2022, 5 min 
In Spanish with English subtitles 

A ball of wool, a catchy song, and beautiful felted stop motion tell this boldly-colored tale of a girl who weaves ponchos and steeps hot maté to keep her friends toasty in the hills of Argentina.  

Free Admission for Youth

Youth 18 and under always receive FREE museum admission. The ICA is committed to providing access to the art and artists of our time—and we do this with the incredible support of our community. Explore the +1 Membership: a free ICA membership program for youth 0-18.

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ICA Watershed 
256 Marginal Street 
Boston Harbor Shipyard and Marina 

East Boston Chamber of Commerce and Veronica Robles Cultural Center are hosting the second annual East Boston Holiday Bazaar at the ICA Watershed! Shop local makers, artisans, and fooderies, and enjoy family-friendly music, dance performances, and a photo with Santa.  

Please note, there is no public parking at the ICA Watershed and street parking is limited.  The Watershed is .5 miles from the MBTA Blue Line/Maverick Station stop. VROCC will provide a free shuttle service to the ICA Watershed from Maverick Square at 12:45, 1:45, 2:45, 3:45, and 4:45 PM.

Visit the ICA during school vacation week for hands-on artmaking in the Bank of America Art Lab! Visitors may drop in anytime during our open hours; spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  

“Painting” off the Page, 12–4 PM

1st Floor, Art Lab

Inspired by Cicely Carew’s sculptural paintings, visitors are encouraged to play with abstraction, layering, and texture to create three-dimensional works that go beyond the frame. Using various paper, fabric, and cellophane, play and connect with the process and flow of “painting” in a whole new way. 

Last entry at 3:30 PM

Family Gallery Guides, 10 AM–4 PM

1st Floor, Art Lab and 4th Floor, Galleries

Pick up a Family Gallery Guide from the Art Lab and head to the 4th floor to view our current exhibits: Forecast Form: Art in the Caribbean Diaspora, 1990s – Today, Taylor Davis Selects: Invisible Ground of Sympathy, the 2023 James and Audrey Foster Prize, and Tammy Nguyen. Family Gallery Guides provide discussion questions to spark conversations about contemporary art for all ages. The galleries are open from 10 AM5 PM. 

Free Admission for Youth

Youth 18 and under always receive FREE museum admission. The ICA is committed to providing access to the art and artists of our time—and we do this with the incredible support of our community. Explore the +1 Membership: a free ICA membership program for youth 0-18.


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Your support helps keep programs like this—both virtual and in-person—free and accessible! If you are able, please consider becoming a member or making a one-time gift to support the ICA. 

Be the first to shop Jellycat‘s irresistible, limited-edition 2023 holiday collection in the ICA Store. Kick off your holiday shopping (or treat yourself!) with these cuter-than-ever fan-favorite soft toys produced in the UK. Try special themed cookies in the ICA Wine + Coffee Bar, and take selfies with your new friends! Plus, purchase any Jellycat, and you’ll enjoy a free coffee or hot chocolate and be entered to win a limited-edition Jellycat.

Relax this holiday weekend and stream FREE family-friendly short films created by kids, for kids, curated by the Boston International Kids Film Festival. Films will be streaming on this web page for a limited time from Wednesday, November 22 through Sunday, November 26. Films for all ages and a roughly one hour in total length.  

The virtual films are now closed.

Please note there is no on-site Play Date this month.  

Film List

Battle Plan – John Banana and Mathilde Michea (5 min) 
A car ride with Mum results in an epiphany for a young girl who must imagine her way to a better future. Her ideas grow and with them the chance to make a real difference. Battle Plan, a musical ode to young activists everywhere. 

Bedwoman – Rojan Emrani (6 min) 
Lorin has a secret in her bed. Will she be able to keep it from her mother? 

Blueberry – Stephanie Glover (5 min) 
A determined, practical boy has a change of heart when his favorite food comes to life. 

Homegrown – Daniela Loeza (6min) 
Shel wants nothing more than to bring some greenery into her drab city-life, but all her plants end up in the compost bin. Feeling horticulturally hopeless, Shel stumbles upon a special seed that seems to grow on its own. Things soon sprout out of control when instead of a simple houseplant, the seed grows into a living, breathing baby radish! Seems Shel has gotten a lot more than she gardened for… 

Oren’s Way – Keika Lee (16 min) 
A clever princess must capture a magical Golden Fox in order to save her kingdom from eternal sadness but on her journey, she conquers obstacles – the last of which reveals a hidden truth about herself. 

The Adventures of Baxter & Clyde – John Michaud (8 min) 
An adventurous boy & a magical duck join forces to avert a crisis of lunar proportions. Set in 1960 in rural Maine and inspired by American animated tv serials of that time. 

The Sound Collector – Float Your Boat – Chris Tichborne (5 min)
When the Sound Collector travels in his boat on the stream, things get a little out of hand – and so does his ukulele playing! 

You Are Not Small – Sherene Strausberg (2 min) 
This short, animated film “You Are Not Small” was created with Lucy Hawking, children’s book author and daughter of scientist Stephen Hawking. This film was inspired by her latest book series, “Princess Olivia Investigates” which helps young minds connect with climate science to understand how they can help save our planet too. Although scientists, activists and charity workers are adults, kids can also work together to do amazing things! 

About BIKFF and the 11th Boston International Kids Film Festival

Created in 2013 by Filmmakers Collaborative, The Boston International Kids Film Festival (BIKFF) highlights the talent of independent filmmakers everywhere while inspiring young people to share their own stories with the world. Filmmakers Collaborative created the BIKFF with a goal of showing kids that making a film can be a powerful way to tell a story, express your emotions, state a point of view, and to have fun! 

 The 11th Boston International Kids Film Festival takes place November 10–12 at the Mosesian Center for the Arts in Watertown, MA. BIKFF is a weekend of workshops and screenings of family-friendly films, both professionally and student-made, hailing from countries that span the globe. For more information & tickets go to 

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Your support helps keeps programs like this – both virtual and in-person – free and accessible. If you are able, please consider becoming a member or making a one-time gift to support the ICA. 

Join exhibition artist Tammy Nguyen and Associate Curator and Publications Manager Jeffrey De Blois, to hear more about the paintings, works on paper, and unique artist books featured in Tammy Nguyen. This talk is drop-in and first-come, first-served, as space permits.

Tammy Nguyen is on view at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston from August 24, 2023, to January 28, 2024. 

Join Boston-area dancers from Masacote Entertainment as they lead hands-on introductory sessions on Caribbean dance. Dance genres may include merengue, rumba, bachata, and salsa. Organized in conjunction with Forecast Form: Art in the Caribbean Diaspora, 1990s–Today.   

Comfortable shoes are highly recommended. While all experience and ability levels are welcomed, this dance session is designed for adult audiences.    

Complete your evening with a visit to the galleries and the Wine + Coffee Bar!

About the Dancers

Masacote Entertainment specializes in performing and teaching Afro-Latin Dance. It has been featured at Carnegie Hall, the Lincoln Center, and the Berklee Performance Center. The troupe has also toured extensively across 5 continents, earning an international reputation as ambassadors of Afro-Latin dance and music. Masacote’s awards include the 2015 New England Salsa Music Award for lifetime achievement in dance.

“You look at the landscape, but the landscape also looks back at you; Landscape is more about what you don’t see than what you do see.” 

Acclaimed artist Teresita Fernández joins Jeffrey De Blois, organizing curator for the Boston presentation of Forecast Form: Art in the Caribbean Diaspora, 1990s-Today, for an evening of conversation on art, the Caribbean, and the sources of inspiration for her breathtaking mixed media artwork in the exhibition– Manigua(Mirror).  

Teresita Fernández is a 2005 MacArthur Foundation Fellow, also known as the Genius Grant, for demonstrating ‘extraordinary creativity’. In 2011, she was appointed by former President Obama to serve on the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts and is the first Latina to serve on the 100-year-old federal panel, which advises the president and Congress on national matters of design and aesthetics. In 2016, she conceived and directed the U.S. Latinx Arts Futures Symposium with the Ford Foundation, which brought together artists, curators, museum directors, and scholars from across the country to discuss modes of visibility within cultural institutions. 

Her work has been exhibited internationally in prestigious venues such as the Museum of Modern Art, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Harvard University, Cambridge; Smithsonian Museum of American Art; and Castello di Rivoli, Turin, among others. Fernández has also created numerous large-scale public sculptures, including at the Brooklyn Academy of Music; New Orleans Museum of Art; Ford Foundation, New York; and Madison Square Park. She lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. 

Generous support for Artist’s Voice: Teresita Fernández is provided by The Ronni Casty Lecture Fund. 

Join Jeffrey De Blois, Associate Curator and Publications Manager, for a deep dive into select works on view in Forecast Form: Art in the Caribbean Diaspora, 1990s–Today.  

Join ICA’s Ellen Matilda Poss Director Jill Medvedow in conversation with writer, curator, and podcaster Helen Molesworth on her new book, Open Questions: Thirty Years of Writing about Art (Phaidon). Over the past three decades, Molesworth’s singular voice and lively curatorial vision has established her as one of the most dynamic and influential voices in the world of contemporary art. Open Questions, the first ever collection of her writings, presents 24 essays from the past 30 years, gathered from exhibition catalogs and art publications such as Artforum, Documents, frieze, and October. In this wide-ranging conversation, Molesworth and Medvedow will explore art’s unique capacity for merging knowledge and feeling, reflections on Molesworth’s past writing, and new ways of viewing and thinking about contemporary art.  

About Helen Molesworth

Helen Molesworth is a writer, curator, and podcaster based in Los Angeles. Her major monographic exhibitions include Ruth Asawa, Moyra Davey, Noah Davis, Steve Locke, Kerry James Marshall, Josiah McElheny, Catherine Opie, Amy Sillman, and Luc Tuymans. Molesworth, a prolific and award-winning author, is the recipient a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Clark Art Writing Prize, and the Bard Center for Curatorial Studies Award for Curatorial Excellence. Her podcast Death of an Artist made numerous “Best of 2022” lists. Molesworth was the ICA’s Barbara Lee Chief Curator from 2010 to 2014. The first ever collection of her writings, Open Questions: Thirty Years of Writing about Art, is available now from Phaidon.