During school vacation, visit the museum with kids in tow and explore exhibitions Deana Lawson, Renée Green, The Worlds We Make: Selections from the ICA Collection, Raúl de Nieves: The Treasure House of Memory, and 2021 James and Audrey Foster Prize. With your museum admission, pick up a free art kit at the end of your visit and make art at home! (Art kits are distributed on a first come, first serve basis. A reservation of a timed ticket is required but does not guarantee an art kit). 

Timed tickets are required, and advance reservation is strongly recommended. Purchase tickets today

Please note there are no virtual or in-person workshops for this event, and the Bank of America Art Lab is currently closed.

Graphic of a black tote with the ICA displayed on it carrying art making supplies

Free Take-Home Art Kits  

Take-home art kits will be available on-site at the ICA (quantities are limited). Kits will include artist-designed activities with a variety of art materials to create with at home.

A medium-dark-skinned woman and two children pose in a domestic space with a tinsel Christmas tree and walls painted bright blue.

Deana Lawson Family Resource Guide

Interested in the newly opened Deana Lawson exhibition, but don’t know where to start? Use our Family Resource Guide and dive into family-focused discussions, scavenger hunts in the galleries, art activities to do at home, and a recommended book list. Download the guide

More Activities

Dive into more art-making with materials from around the house with artist-designed Art Lab at Home activities:

Use food scraps and upcycle fabrics in Eco-dyeing with Merill Comeau 

Plants and fruits in a saucepan filled with water.

Use tupperware or baking pans to make temporary Frozen Sculptures with Visitor Assistant Alice Matthews

Three side-by-side images of various objects from nature, frozen in bowl-shaped ice, next to each other and stacked on top of one another.

Gather yarn and sticks to create Woven Wonders with Brooke Scibelli, Family and Art Lab Programs Coordinator 

Scraps of blue yawn, fabric, paper, twigs woven together over cardboard with scissors on the side.

Recyclables are all you need to Make Your Own Drum with Maria Finkelmeier

An aerial image of a pair of hands holding sticks while striking a DIY drum made of a box, a milk carton, and an egg carton.

Cut up a cereal box to make Stencil Designs with Flolynda Jean, Education Assistant, Studio Programs

A black and red screenprint of a woman with an afro surrounded by a pattern of petals and peace signs and the phrases

Check out our next Play Date: learn more and register today

Questions? Reach us at familyprograms@icaboston.org.

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

ICA Kids and Family programs are supported, in part, by Vivien and Alan Hassenfeld, the Hassenfeld Family Foundation, the Willow Tree Fund, and Raymond T. & Ann T. Mancini Family Foundation. ICA Art Kits are made possible, in part, by the Richard K. Lubin Family Foundation.