Boston’s universities and colleges will take over the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston on November 10 from 6–10 PM for the ICA’s first College Night! Located in the city’s hottest neighborhood, the ICA is your entry point to the best of contemporary culture.

If you are enrolled at one of the participating University Member colleges, you and your friends from school are all invited.* If your school is not enrolled, sign up for your own Student Membership when you arrive—and get a year’s worth of free entry, plus all Individual Level member benefits, for only $40!

Experience the ICA as you never have before with:

  • Boston phenom DJ Knife spinning in the State Street Corporation Lobby
  • The stunning Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theater transformed into a game room with larger-than-life versions of your childhood favorites!
  • Spotlight talks in our blockbuster fall exhibition, Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933–1957
  • ICA photo booth – perfect to grab the spotlight and share pictures with your friends
  • Art activities in the Bank of America Art Lab — find your inner artist!
  • Food and drink giveaways from IZZE and more!

Capacity for College Night is limited, so come early!

See if your friends are attending on the college night event page!

For more information on College Night 2015 or to learn about University Membership, contact the membership office at

* School ID from participating college in University Membership program or ICA Student Membership card required for entry. Please note that Brandeis, Framingham State, and Suffolk have partial University Memberships so please check if you are enrolled in the program to receive free admission to this event.


Galleries will be open untill 9 PM.

Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933–1957
Discover the legacy of Black Mountain College, a small school in North Carolina where the course of art history changed forever. Robert Rauschenberg, Willem de Kooning, John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Buckminster Fuller, Ruth Asawa, Josef and Anni Albers, among many others, taught and studied at BMC.

Mona Hatoum
Explore a world of shifting borders and precarious boundaries in the work of Lebanese-born Palestinian artist Mona Hatoum, a major figure in art today.

Erin Shirreff
Working across media, with a focus on material and the analogue, Brooklyn artist Erin Shirreff explores the intertwined relationship between sculpture and photography.


100 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02210


Take the MBTA Red Line to South Station and transfer to the Silver Line Waterfront. The ICA is a short walk from either the World Trade Center or the Courthouse station.

From World Trade Center Station

Exit left onto Congress Street. Walk one block to the corner of B Street and turn right, crossing Congress Street. Follow B Street for one block. At the corner of B Street and Seaport Boulevard cross the street and turn left. At the next corner, turn right onto Northern Avenue. The ICA is on the right. You will pass the entrance to Anthony’s Pier 4 and two parking lots before coming to the driveway leading to the ICA entrance.

From Courthouse Station

Exit the station onto Seaport Boulevard and follow it, walking away from downtown. Just before the first traffic light, you will see a gray building called District Hall. Turn left at District Hall and follow the sidewalk leading to Northern Avenue. Cross Northern Avenue where it intersects with One Marina Park Drive and follow the pedestrian path leading to the harbor. The ICA is located to your right. 


Bring your own or use one of the two Hubway docking stations by the museum.

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Snacks crafted by Chef Keenan Langlois of The Sinclair. Sparkling sips generously provided by IZZE.