Celebrate Caribbean culture at the ICA, with a panel discussion featuring Boston cultural leaders and innovators, music from DJ KNSZWRTH, a special pop-up menu from Fresh Food Generation, and free admission to Forecast Form: Art in the Caribbean Diaspora, 1990s–Today.

ICA Forum: A Caribbean Boston, 7 PM

Tickets for the forum are FREE and available online at 10 AM, January 23. Limit 2 per person. Please check in on the day of event by 6:45 PM. Unclaimed tickets will be released 15 mins before event.

Local artists and creative leaders reflect on the Caribbean’s history and impact on the city of Boston in this one-night discussion cohosted with ICA Artist Advisor and former Poet Laureate for the City of Boston, Danielle Legros Georges. The panelists will explore what the Caribbean means to them and how “Caribbean-ness” manifests in Boston, particularly in the creative sector. Guest speakers include spoken word artist and educator Anthony Febo, Gabriel Sosa of Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Althea Blackford the founder of Boston Caribbean Fashion Week, and City Councilor At-Large Julia Mejia.


Bites + Beats, 5:30–8:30 PM

Tickets are not required to enjoy bites + beats.

Enjoy a drink and light bite in our waterfront Wine + Coffee Bar, featuring sommelier-selected natural wines and special menu items with bold Caribbean and Southern flavors from Fresh Food Generation, while listening to the sounds of DJ KNSZWRTH

Visit the Galleries, 5–9 PM

Admission is free on Free Thursday Nights

Make the most of your visit and explore the ICA’s featured exhibition, Forecast Form: Art in the Caribbean Diaspora, 1990s to Today. Be sure to also stop at the ICA’s Poss Family Mediatheque computers to read about five artists of Caribbean heritage living and working in Boston and their impact on the city. Featured artists include J. Cottle, Allentza Michel, Yvette Modestin, Mar Parrilla, and Romy Saint Hilaire. (Digital content is presented in partnership with Romy St. Hilaire, founder of Art in the Antilles which supports Afro-Caribbean artists to equitably navigate the creative economy).