Photo by Meg Elkinton
Open Today 10 AM – 9 PM
Admission is free from 5 to 9 PM on ICA Free Thursdays.
Self-reflect and dance with joy this month as we welcome the new exhibitions A Place for Me: Figurative Painting Now and Bárbara Wagner & Benjamin de Burca: Swinguerra. Create art with this month’s visiting Art Lab artist Mithsuca Berry, who through storytelling explores reflection, healing, and reimagination. Get the family moving with dancers from Afrobeats Dance Boston, a dance company that focuses on Contemporary African music. Reserve free admission tickets online in advance with the code PLAYDATE* and join us for art-making and family activities. Explore additional exhibitions in the galleries: Napoleon Jones‐Henderson: I Am As I Am – A Man, The Worlds We Make: Selections from the ICA Collection, and Raúl de Nieves: The Treasure House of Memory. Keep creating at home with a curated selection of downloadable activities that explore the art of storytelling.
NOTE: All visitors ages 2+ are required to wear a face mask in the theater.
*On Saturday, April 30, museum admission is FREE for families when accompanied by kids ages 12 and under, with up to 2 adults per family. Timed entry tickets are required, and advance reservations are strongly recommended. Day-of tickets are not guaranteed.
Note: Swinguerra contains a brief sequence of flashing light which may not be suitable for people with visual sensitivities. This artwork also includes explicit language.
1st Floor, Art Lab
Self-reflect with mirror play! Engage as a family and work with local artist Mithsuca Berry to design your own mirror and decorate with a self-portrait. Our art-making investigations are developed for children and adults to work on together. All activities are drop-in, first-come-first-serve basis, and space is limited.
2nd Floor, Theater
Get the family moving with dancers from Afrobeats Dance Boston, a dance company that focuses on Contemporary African music. Join us in the theatre during one of the 30-minute workshops throughout the day. All activities are drop-in, first-come-first-serve basis, and space is limited. Workshop timing: 11-11:30am, 12-12:30pm, 1:30-2, 2:30-3, 3:30-4. Note: All visitors ages 2+ are required to wear a face mask in the theater.
Our Visitor Assistants are always eager to talk about the artworks on view and answer your questions.
Creativity is not just about technical skills but a way of living for Mithsuca Berry. Based in Boston, Mithsuca uses the art of storytelling to bring healing and reimagining to their community.
Mithsuca is one of the Bank of America Art Lab artists featured in Bridging Creativity: Art Lab from home to here. Learn more about the installation here.
Afrobeats Dance Boston is a dance company that focuses on Contemporary African music (African Pop Music). They hold regularly scheduled dance classes, and host guest instructors from around the world, along with a monthly Afrobeats party.
Art at Home
Explore transformations through art-making. Download and work on these artist-designed Art Lab at Home activities:
As +1 Members, kids and teens 18 and under can visit the ICA for free and also invite a guest (their +1) ! Sign up
Check out next month’s Play Date here!
Questions? Reach us at email@example.com.
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.