Celebrate being together and reunite at the opening of the Bank of America Art Lab and the return of in-person Play Dates! Request free admission tickets online in advance* and join us for a family photoshoot, art-making, and a final glimpse of the exhibition Deana Lawson. Explore more in the galleries: Napoleon Jones‐HendersonThe Worlds We Make: Selections from the ICA CollectionRaúl de Nieves: The Treasure House of Memory, and Renée Green. Keep creating at home with a curated selection of downloadable activities to work on together. 

*On Saturday, February 26, museum admission is FREE for families when accompanied by kids ages 12 and under, with up to 2 adults per family. Use code PLAYDATE when checking out. Timed tickets must be reserved online in advance. Please request your ticket at least 24 hours in advance so our team has time to process your order. Tickets requested day-of are not guaranteed. 

Family Photoshoots, 11 AM–4 PM 
2nd Floor, Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theatre 
Work with teaching artists to capture a family or group portrait inspired by Deana Lawson. All activities are drop-in, first-come-first-serve basis, and space is limited. 

Art-making, 11 AM–4 PM 
1st Floor, Bank of America Art Lab 
Engage as a family in a hands-on artmaking project inspired by exhibitions on view. Our art making investigations are developed for all ages of children and adults to work together. All activities are drop-in, first-come-first-serve basis, and space is limited. 

In the Galleries, 10 AM–5 PM 
4th Floor, Galleries 
Our Visitor Assistants are always eager to talk about the artworks and answer your questions. 

Deana Lawson Family Resource Guide 

Explore and learn more as a family about the exhibition Deana Lawson using our Family Resource Guide. Ask questions, engage in activities, explore a book list, and more!  

Art at Home 

Teamwork makes the dream work. Come together as a group or family on these artist-designed Art Lab at Home activities:   

Move your body in Dance Spot with Elisa Hamilton

A chalk drawing on a pavement of shoes with arrows pointed counter-clockwise and the word "start" written twice at the center.


Build a temporary family sculpture in The Future in Hand(s) with Gerald Leavell

A color photograph depicts two open books and one closed book with illusionistic square holes painted on their surfaces and laid on top of creased paper supports to appear as though a still life in a flat or two-dimensional plane.

Guess these moves in Dance Charades with Ana Masacote

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Watch Home Movie Tips with the Cote Family, then make your own movie

Two children smiling and sitting at the dining table in their home, with one holding up a piece of paper drawn from a ceramic bowl.

Organize your very own award show at home in And the Award Goes To with Jamie Lynn McCoppin 

Icons of a paper in an open envelope, a trophy, and clapping hands.


Questions? Reach us at familyprograms@icaboston.org

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.