Pause to reflect this month with current exhibitions, a new gallery game, take-home art kits, and downloadable activities. Request free admission tickets for the family to explore exhibitions Deana Lawson, Renée Green, The Worlds We Make: Selections from the ICA Collection, Raúl de Nieves: The Treasure House of Memory, and final days of 2021 James and Audrey Foster Prize. Enjoy a magical drawing adventure with this month’s gallery game, then pick up a free art kit at the end of your visit to continue the journey (limited quantities). Keep creating at home with a curated selection of downloadable activities that encourage reflection.

On Saturday, January 29, museum admission is FREE for families when accompanied by kids ages 12 and under, for up to 2 adults per family. Timed tickets must be reserved online in advance. Use the code PLAYDATE when reserving your ticket(s). Advance tickets are strongly recommended; day-of tickets are not guaranteed.

Before purchasing tickets to the museum, please note, per the City of Boston, beginning Saturday, January 15, people age 12+ must show proof of a Covid-19 vaccine to enter the ICA. More details here.

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

Gallery Game: Drawing on Magic

Enjoy a magical drawing adventure with this month’s gallery game, available on-site only. Explore whimsical artworks in the galleries and draw along your journey! 

Purple circle icon with green organic shapes and squiggles inside

Take Home Art Kit: Portal Pop-Up Card

This month’s featured activity will be available as free take-home art kits on-site at the ICA (quantities are limited), and available to download on the website beginning on January 29. Inspired by the Deana Lawson exhibition, create a portal to your dream future inside a pop-up card. Craft a magical portal with reflective sticky paper, and let your true self shine through!

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

More Activities

Dive into more reflective activities to welcome the new year with artist-designed Art Lab at Home activities:

Illustration of sun and cloud with mindfulness tips

An illustration of a young girl looking into a compact makeup mirror and writing

A watercolor painting of a budding flower.

Boston skyline

A cut-out fabric shaped like the sun

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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.