Installation view, Beyond Infinity: Contemporary Art after Kusama, Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, 2019. Photo by Meg Elkinton.
The ICA is offering FREE admission for all on Presidents Day, Monday, Feb 17, plus free art-making activities in the Bank of America Art Lab and short films screening in the Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theater. See schedule of events below.
Important visitor information
Timed tickets are required for Yayoi Kusama: LOVE IS CALLING, and will be available first come, first served, in-person only, throughout Presidents Day. Capacity is limited—please expect long wait times.
Because space at the ICA is limited, we respectfully request that visitors travel light. For your convenience, we recommend storing any luggage at South Station.
Your support helps keeps programs like this free and accessible. If you’ve enjoyed our free Holiday Mondays, Thursday Nights, talks, tours, film screenings, and family programs – or would like to see more of them! – please consider a small donation of $5 or more today.
Threads of Connection: Quilt Squares, 11 AM–4 PM
Bank of America Art Lab, 1st Floor
Enjoy a free, hands-on art-making activity for all-ages in the Art Lab. Using textiles, create a fabric collage that represents you— take it home or leave it to be added to the community tapestry on view in the Art Lab. Developed by local fiber artist Merill Comeau in collaboration with ICA educators, the newest Art Lab activity and project Threads of Connection invites visitors of all ages to explore and reflect on identity and community building. Art Lab activities are first-come, first-serve.
GRRL HAUS CINEMA Short Films, 11 AM–4 PM (on loop)
Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theater, 3rd Floor Entry
This FREE program from GRRL HAUS CINEMA presents six short films, all directed by women. Among these films are a narrative short about a boy and his pet goat, an animated film on the obsessive relationship humans have to objects, the bloody and complicated life of two fourteen-year-olds, a documentary on three queer women in the underground hip-hop scene of New York City, an animated documentary on birth, and a surreal exploration on people who are connected to otherworldly beings.
The program inlcudes:
“M” – Gabriela Gažová, 21 min.
In between – Marie-Josee Archambault, 7 min.
Where My Girls – Mads Engel, 22 min.
My Friend Shokat – Bita Ghassemi, 11 min.
Others – Grace Rex, 13 min.
Tunnel of Love — Sarah Ann Banks, 5 min.
Approximate rating: PG-13
GRRL HAUS CINEMA is an ongoing program of short films and video art made by women. A mix of local, national, and international artists present work from a variety of disciplines: narrative, documentary, experimental, and conceptual. With an emphasis on low budget and DIY, GRRL HAUS is a space for underrepresented voices in the arts today.
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