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Teens take over the museum with art-making, performances, dancing, games, and fun!

Teen Exhibitions Program presents Pop-Up Thrift Shop & Clothing Swap, a free event for teens. Select from thrifted clothing, patches, fabric markers, sewing supplies, and other materials. Feel free to bring your own clothes to swap as well. Get creative with thrift flips and redesigning!

TEP was inspired to organize this event by the environmental impacts of fast fashion on the climate crisis. They created it in connection with the exhibition From the Ground Up: Nature and the Man-Made which they curated and organized.

Join us for this event at:

Seaport Studio,
100 Pier 4 Blvd, Second Floor (Entrance on Seaport Blvd)
Boston, MA 02110

Calling all high school students! Join teen photographers from April Break Intensive: Special Focus for ICA Picture Day at our Seaport Studio. Work with a Special Focus photographer to make portrait of yourself! Use your portraits for professional headshots, senior pictures, or just a cute lil pic!

Each session will last 20 minutes and be completed by our teen photographers in our Special Focus program. RSVP is required ahead of time. Once you sign up, we will reach out to you to confirm your timeslot.

Questions? Email teens@icaboston.org or text or call 339-236-3039

+1 Teen Members are invited to join Boston-based photographer Tiffany Binger for an afternoon of photography and exploration at the ICA Seaport Studio. Learn the basics of photography in this free workshop for +1 Teen Members, inspired by ICA exhibition Firelei Báez. Register online in advance.*

Explore the +1 Membership: A free ICA membership program for youth 0-18.
For questions, please email plus1@icaboston.org.

+1 Membership is generously supported by Vertex.

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ICA Teens presents Spring Showcase. Join us for a night of amplifying teen voices, musical performances, a photography exhibition, and film screenings. This event is free and open to all ages. Light food & drinks provided.  

This event will showcase work by members of the Photography Collective, Fast Forward, AMP: Music Production February Break Intensive, and April Break Intensive: Special Focus Photography programs. This event will be hosted in collaboration with members of the Teen Arts Council and Teen Exhibitions Program.  

Teen Arts Council presents Teen Night. Enjoy a night where teens take over the museum! Happenings include:

  • Art Making 

Join us for a fun night full of immersive art and creative spaces inspired by the exhibitions Firelei Báez and Wu Tsang: Of Whales. Feel welcomed into our wave of comfort and explorative activities!  

Questions or requests for accessibility assistance? Email teens@icaboston.org or text or call (339) 236-3039

Art by Adonis T. Text by Sara H.

*Offered in collaboration with Mass Poetry. Open to all ages. For teens, included in ticket to teen night.
If you are not a teen, get details and a free ticket on
The Write Here | Write Now | Speak Loud! Festival website, as well as more information about this 3-day festival.


Join teens in our Fast Forward video production program for an exclusive after-hours look into local artist Mithsuca Berry’s new mural and interactive art-making experience. At this free event, teens can create, make, and enjoy snacks in the ICA’s Bank of America Art Lab. Fast Forward is making a documentary and will be filming parts of the event and looking for event participants to share their opinions during on-camera interviews. 

The ICA Teen Arts Council invites you to an evening of celebration and creation! The free event for teens will focus on displacement and finding a sense of community in times that may feel hard. Home is where the heart is, is a reminder that community can be found in the most unexpected places!

Happenings:

  • Open mic
  • Art making
  • Paper collage art
  • Postcard making
  • Drinks and snacks

Join us for this event at:

Seaport Studio,
100 Pier 4 Blvd, Second Floor (Entrance on Seaport Blvd)
Boston, MA 02110

At Seaport Studio
100 Pier 4 Blvd, Second Floor

Dance, listen, mingle and create at ICA’s Seaport Studio. Join us for a music showcase by teens in the AMP program and make your own instruments in our Musical Instruments for Healing workshop, lead by Jireh Calo.

About AMP

AMP is a paid program for teens from the Boston area who are passionate about beat making and music production. AMP will take place as a four-day intensive during Boston Public Schools February Break. AMP Members will learn how to use industry software and equipment to create, remix or record music.

About Jireh Calo

Jireh Calo is a multi-awarded vocalist & multi-instrumentalist with an extensive and eclectic career as an international performing and recording artist. Her music embraces the spirit of freedom, improvisation and exploration and draws much inspiration from jazz traditions, sacred oral traditions, African and Latin Afro-Cuban rhythms, hip hop culture, soul music, and a variety of world music. Born and raised in Manila, Philippines and currently based in Boston, Jireh remains active today as an interdisciplinary artist and educator, exploring the integration of the arts and collaborating with a diverse mix of artists, while teaching music and being deeply involved with her local and global community.

As You Are: Beauty and the Human Form explores the unique and evolving expressions of beauty in the human form through art made by ICA teen artists. While the concept of the ideal human form is often warped by societal expectations, the artists presenting here seek to create their own definitions through their personal experiences. The artists used photography and sculpture to capture different instances of beauty in their lives. While each artist had a specific intention for their piece, the works are unified in finding beauty in the human form. The exhibition was organized by the ICA’s Teen Exhibitions Program, a group of teens who work together to plan, organize, and install exhibitions in the ICA Teen Galleries. It will be on view in the Teen Galleries at the ICA’s Seaport Studio through May 29, 2025.

Event Schedule

6:00 PM 

  • Art Making
  • Snacks & Drinks 
  • Photo Booth 

6:30 PM 

  • Welcome by Teen Exhibitions Program 

6:45 PM 

  • ICA Teen Artists Q&A 

7:45 PM

  • Closing