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Host Committee

Kate Agarwal, Less Arnold, Adelle Chang, Karen Conway, Sarah Delaney, Fotene Demoulas, Jennifer Epstein, Bridgitt Evans, Georgia Feldman, Ilana Finley, Abigail Goodman, Robin Hauck, Natalie Lemle, Tristin Mannion, Christine Maraganore, Michelle Morphew, Erica Gervais Pappendick, Jyoti Puri, Leslie Riedel, Jessie Rubenstein, Holly Safford, Mary Schneider Enriquez, Harleen Singh, Catherine Truman, Charlotte Wagner, Charlotte Zawel, Corey Zehngebot

Sponsorship levels

  • Presenting Sponsor $25,000
  • Lead Sponsor $10,000
  • Event Sponsor $5,000
  • *Ticket $500

*Available in 2024

All sponsorship packages include ten seats for a special speaking program, lunch, and private gallery experience. Levels correspond with priority table placement and recognition prominence.

With questions, please contact the Development Office at 617-478-3147 or

The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization (tax ID: 04-2104327). No goods or services will be provided in consideration of voluntary contributions toward the Women’s Luncheon.

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.

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.

Hosted by the legendary drag artist SAINT

Booook your ticket to Boston’s most artful haunted happening, bringing together artists, dancers, performers, and DJs for an unforgettable surrealist ball.

Step into a magical world of shadow and light with live projections by Dregs Liquid Light Show that transform the museum with color and movement. Hosted by the legendary drag artist SAINT (featured on The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula), the ICA’s Halloween Ball features bewitching performances by Severity Stone and Pristine Christine. Show us your surreal creativity in a costume contest judged by SAINT, and shine away on the dance floor with music by DJ Coleslaw.

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Please note: This is a 21+ event. IDs will be checked at the door, guests who do not have a valid ID will not be permitted into the event. The ICA galleries will be closed during this event. Bars and doors close at 11:30 PM. No reentry.

A note on costumes:
The ICA’s Halloween events offer an inclusive and safe celebration for all. Costumes that perpetuate cultural appropriation, discrimination, or violence of any kind, including fake weapons, are not permitted.

For the safety and enjoyment of all attending the event, the following items are not permitted:

–       Oversized costume elements that obstruct movement

–       Bubbles or smoke

–       Elements that fully conceal the face

Shirt and shoes required. We invite you to be inspired by art, artists, and your own imagination!

Join fellow educators for an evening of art and community. Learn about field trip offerings, teacher resources, and more. Explore current exhibitions, including Forecast Form: Art in the Caribbean Diaspora, 1990s to Today, and consider form, transformation, and light while making your own shadow puppet in Shadow Play, the Bank of America Art Lab installation developed by Boston artist Lily Xie. 

Active and pre-service K-12 teachers of all disciplines, school administrators, and out-of-school time educators are all welcome. 

Veronica Robles Cultural Center (VROCC) presents “El Dia de los Muertos,” New England’s largest Day of the Dead Festival and Parade, on Sunday, October 29 in two locations in East Boston: The day will begin at the ICA Watershed with a presentation of 21 altars created by local artists and community members and will include a parade to Central Square Park in East Boston for Community Ofrenda. The Day of the Dead festival at Central Square Park will feature live music, performances, a Catrina contest, artisans, local food vendors, and ongoing shuttle bus trips to the ICA Watershed to view the altars. Now in its 10th year, this important festival brings the rich tradition of El Dia de los Muertos to families in East Boston and beyond.


11 AM – 5 PM | Dia de los Muertos at the ICA Watershed 

— Altars on view

— Ongoing Day of the Dead activities 

— Community Open Mic 

1–2 PM | Catrinas Parade: Parade from ICA Watershed to Central Square Park, East Boston

2–7 PM | Dia de los Muertos Festival in Central Square Park, East Boston, including:

— Entertainment and live music

— Local vendors and food

— Community altar

— 6:30 PM – Catrinas contest and prizes at Central Square Park

Note: Shuttle buses will run between Central Square Park and the ICA 2 PM – 5 PM. The ICA Watershed will close at 5 PM. ICA Water Shuttles will not be running.

Try our Day of the Dead activity

Create an Ofrenda!

Crea una Ofrenda!

Veronica Robles Cultural Center Tree Logo

Celebrate the opening of the ICA’s newest exhibition, Forecast Form: Art in the Caribbean Diaspora, 1990s–Today, with Caribbean vibes from DJ Kenszwrth, spotlight talks led by Graduate Student Lecturers, dance lessons by Masacote Entertainment, and Caribbean-inspired eats!


  • 5:30 + 6:30 PM: Spotlight Talk in the Galleries
  • 6 – 8:30 PM: Sets by DJ Kenszwrth in the ICA Lobby
  • 7 – 8 PM: Dance lessons by Masacote Entertainment in the Theater

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.

The ICA partners with Thaddeus Miles—photographer, community activist, and founder of the Black Joy Project—to kick off a weekend of festivities centered around the fourth annual Black Joy Day in the City of Boston. This outdoor program at the ICA features performances by some of the city’s best talents, including Oompa, Gogo, and DJ Jo

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Tori Tori and Latrell James will not appear as originally planned.

Black Joy Day is FREE, and tickets are not required to attend the performances! Museum admission is free from 5 to 9. Free tickets will be available at 10 AM on September 8. 

More than just a jubilation, Black Joy Day stands tall as a radiant beacon of resistance. Through the harmony of Black music, the depth of poetry, and profound dialogues on restorative justice, we aim to amplify the empowerment and resilience of Black voices worldwide. In the words of Thaddeus Miles, “Black Joy Day is more than a moment, it’s a movement. A symphony of voices, talents, and spirits, echoing the resilience, love, and vibrancy of our community. Let’s come together to feel, heal, and revel in the rhythm of joy.” 

Little Amal — whose name means ‘hope’ in Arabic — is a 12-foot puppet of a refugee Syrian child who has traveled to 13 countries. She began her journey from the Syrian border and carries a message of hope for displaced people everywhere, especially children who have been separated from their families. 

Join the ICA as we welcome Little Amal to East Boston in a special event at the ICA Watershed, where she will be met by music and dancing by Veronica Robles and young performers from the Veronica Robles Cultural Center (VROCC). Meet Little Amal at the corner of Orleans Street and Sumner Street and walk with her as she makes her way to the Watershed for a celebration with music and dancing. Plus, get a final bonus opportunity to view Guadalupe Maravilla’s mesmerizing exhibition at the Watershed, featuring large-scale installations, paintings, and sculptures that retrace and tell the story of the artist’s own migration journey.   

There will be no Water Shuttle service.


1–2 PM | Procession with Little Amal and young performers from VROCC
Starting point: Zumix building, Orleans Street x Sumner Street, East Boston
Ending point: ICA Watershed, 256 Marginal Street, East Boston

2 PM | Celebratory musical and dance performances with VROCC
ICA Watershed, 256 Marginal Street, East Boston

Following the event, be sure to visit the East Boston Latin Music and Dance Festival in East Boston Memorial Park. The festival will include Latin American music and dance, delicious food, kids’ activities, local arts & crafts vendors, and will provide a welcoming, family-friendly environment for people of all ages and backgrounds.

Check out other stops on Little Amal’s Boston journey.

The ICA along with American Repertory Theatre (ART) at Harvard University, ArtsEmerson, Company One Theatre, Lars Jan, Boston University Center on Forced Displacement, Boston University Arts Initiative, Extinction Rebellion Boston, Foxborough Public Schools, RefugePoint and The Puppet Free Library, will welcome Little Amal to the city of Boston on September 7–9, 2023. Boston will kick off the 35-city tour from Boston to San Diego where 1,000+ artists and arts organizations will create 100+ events to welcome her.

Amal Walks Across America is produced by The Walk Productions in association with Handspring Puppet Company. 

Two logos for The Walk and Handspring Puppetry

Amal Walks Across America was made possible through the generosity of the Doris Duke Foundation and the Bezos Family Foundation, with additional support from the Backstage Trust, the Barr Foundation, Sunny Bates, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Choose Love, The Conrad Prebys Foundation, the Donald A. Pels Charitable Trust, Ruby Lerner, the McMillan Stewart Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, the Opportunity Fund, The Shapiro Foundation, Students Rebuild, the Thorne Cox Family Foundation, and Barbara Tober. 

Many logos for foundations and organizations

Join fellow Director’s Circle members for a glass of wine on the waterfront, private in-person tour of Forecast Form: Art in the Caribbean Diaspora, 1990s–Today and gallery conversation with Jeffrey De Blois, Associate Curator and Publications Manager. Please contact to RSVP.

For Director’s Circle members +

Forecast Form: Art in the Caribbean Diaspora, 1990s–Today was organized by Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. The exhibition was originally presented at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and was curated by Carla Acevedo-Yates, Marilyn and Larry Fields Curator, with Iris Colburn, Curatorial Assistant, Isabel Casso, former Susman Curatorial Fellow, and Nolan Jimbo, Susman Curatorial Fellow. The ICA/Boston presentation is coordinated by Jeffrey De Blois, Associate Curator and Publications Manager.

Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts logo

Major support for Forecast Form: Art in the Caribbean Diaspora, 1990s–Today was provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

With warmest thanks, we gratefully acknowledge the generosity of the ICA’s Avant Guardian Society in making this exhibition possible.