Dive into art-making and storytelling with this month’s visiting artist LJ-Baptiste, an art educator and cartoonist from Boston best known for his ongoing comic book series COMIXSCAPE. Reserve free admission tickets online in advance* and join us for art-making and family activities. Explore 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. 

*On Saturday, March 26, 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.

LJ’s Toontorials with LJ-Baptiste, 11 AM-4 PM

Engage as a family and create dynamic, character-driven comic stories with this month’s visiting artist, LJ-Baptiste. Our art-making investigations are developed for kids and adults to work on together. All activities are drop-in, first-come-first-serve basis, and space is limited.

Animation Cinema with Boston International Kids Film Festival, 11 AM-4 PM

Enjoy family-friendly animated short-films curated by Boston International Kids Film Festival!

 For the Animation Cinema and all activities taking place in the Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theater, face coverings are required for all visitors aged 2+ and proof of Covid vaccination or negative PCR tests are required for visitors aged 5+. Learn more

Film information

In the Galleries, 10 AM-5 PM

Our Visitor Assistants are always eager to talk about the artworks on view and answer your questions.

Art at Home

Tell your story. Download and work on these artist-designed Art Lab at Home activities:

Rubbings in white of a key and a nickel above the nickel and key against blue paper

  • String up a Dream Chain with Flolynda Jean, Education Assistant, Studio Programs 

Illustration of multiple tags hanging off a chain garland

Illustrations of kids of various ethnic backgrounds and bodies with illustrated books with them in it.



Artist Bio

A man wearing a tan cap and a cartoon t-shirt smiling with his arms crossed

Photo by Sherline Heriveaux

LJ-Baptiste is an art educator and cartoonist from Boston. He is best known for his ongoing comic book series COMIXSCAPE, which features the adventures of a bright-eyed, perpetually preteen boy and his raccoon sidekick. Whether it’s work in animation, graphic apparel designs, or COMIXSCAPE, LJ’s art can be described as distinctive, masterful, and captivating.  

comixscape.net | @XscapistLJ

LJ 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.


Check out next month’s Play Date here!

Questions? Reach us at familyprograms@icaboston.org

+1 Membership: A free ICA membership program for youth 0-18

As +1 Members, kids and teens 18 and under can visit the ICA for free and also invite a guest (their +1) ! Sign up


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.