The ICA is offering FREE museum admission for all on Juneteenth, Wednesday, June 19. Advanced timed tickets are required and will be available to reserve beginning on Tuesday, June 18 at 10 AM. Admission to Hew Locke: The Procession at the Watershed in East Boston is always FREE—tickets are not required for entrance. Timed tickets are required to board the ICA Water Shuttle boats and will be available on Tuesday, June 18 at 10 AM. Water Shuttle tickets include general admission to the ICA in the Seaport.

Join us for a day of celebratory programming spotlighting Black lives, liberation, and imagination. Check back later for more details on programming!

On View

See Hew Locke: The Procession at the ICA Watershed in East Boston!

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About Juneteenth

Juneteenth marks the historic day of June 19, 1865, when Union General Gordon Granger read federal orders declaring freedom for all previously enslaved people in Texas—more than two years after President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. Through grassroots efforts, Black people in Texas reclaimed June 19 from a day of unheeded military orders as the first celebration of “Juneteenth” a year later in 1866, and it continues as a celebration of Black liberation across the country. It’s a day of remembrance, resilience, and joy as Black communities come together to honor their history and continue the fight for liberation. To learn more, see “What Is Juneteenth?” by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.