Join us for an afternoon of musical performances by East Boston teens. The event is produced by ICA teens in collaboration with ZUMIX, an East Boston-based nonprofit organization dedicated to building community through music and creative technology.

…first in thought, then in action
The ICA invited Boston-based artist, organizer, and educator Anthony Romero to create …first in thought, then in action, a project that expands ideas, questions, and provocations beyond the museum’s walls. Romero has developed the project over the past year, with a focus on East Boston, organizing a series of listening sessions and community gatherings to collect local histories of activism, migration, and displacement from East Boston perspectives. At the ICA, he premieres a new sculpture and sound piece as well as a corresponding series of public talks, conversations, and performances with local organizers and community members that touch on gentrification, housing, and displacement.

Visitor information

Timed tickets are required to enter Yayoi Kusama: LOVE IS CALLING and are SOLD OUT through Dec 1. You may reserve timed tickets for upcoming visits in December and January (subject to availability) by purchasing online

Because space at the ICA is limited, we respectfully request that visitors travel light! For your convenience, we recommend storing your luggage at South Station. Please see our Visitor Policies for more information.

Anthony Romero’s …first in thought, then in action is supported, in part, by Robert Nagle, a Live Arts Boston grant from the Boston Foundation, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University.