Located at 100 Pier 4 Blvd, Seaport Studio encompasses the Teen Gallery, featuring artwork by Boston-area youth and two dedicated spaces just for youth programs; the Paul and Phyllis Fireman Family Digital Studio, part of the Charles and Fran Rodgers Education Center; and a meeting space for a range of ICA Teen Programs. 

 

ICA Teen Gallery

Closed until further notice; email teens@icaboston.org for info. 

The Stories that Make Us

Our current Teen Gallery presentation is The Stories that Make Usan exhibition of artwork by high school students that explores personal stories about migration, belonging, and overcoming adversity. This exhibit embodies how different stories intersect and finds the commonalities we all have with one another.  We invite you to explore the works that make up The Stories that Make Us and see what you relate to.  

Please note the Teen Gallery will be closed for maintenance February 6–27 and April 17–21 for school vacation week.  

This exhibition was organized by the ICA’s Teen Exhibitions Program, a group of creative teens that work together to plan, organize, and install artwork in the Teen Gallery. 

Paul and Phyllis Fireman Family Digital Studio   

Open to Teen New Media Course participants 

Ranging from one-day intensives to multi-session or multi-week classes, Teen New Media Courses help teens develop new technology- and media-based skills such as digital photography, music production, and film while working with teaching and guest artists. The approximately 20 courses on offer, serving upwards of 250 students annually, take place after school, on weekends, and during school vacations.  All Teen New Media Courses are offered at no cost to the participant. Boston Public School students may also qualify to participate in the BPS Credit-Bearing Initiative. The yearlong, advanced film program Fast Forward, a hallmark of ICA Teen Programs for more than 20 years, also takes place in this space. 

Seaport Studio is a new addition to the ICA’s Boston Harbor Campus, comprising the museum and the ICA Watershed. The Watershed is open every summer in East Boston. 

Accessibility at Seaport Studio

Mobility devices
Seaport Studio is wheelchair and stroller accessible. Visitors who use mobility devices can be dropped off in front of the building; we recommend stopping on Pier 4 Boulevard outside Ocean Prime. Please note that doors are not equipped with power assist.

Seating
Couches are dispersed throughout the Teen Gallery and gallery stools are available upon request. Accessible seating is available in the Digital Studio and meeting space for teen programs. 

Restrooms
The restrooms in Seaport Studio are public and include wheelchair-accessible stalls. Please note that doors are not equipped with power assist. Current building codes require we label one restroom “women” and one restroom “men.” We acknowledge that these two categories do not reflect the gender identity or expression of all visitors and staff. Please use the restroom that feels most comfortable for you.

Large-format texts are available; please ask a staff member for assistance.

Service animals are welcome.

Please contact us at accessibility@icaboston.org with any questions or concerns.

 


Lead support for Teen Programs provided by Wagner Foundation.

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Teen Programs are made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Award Numbers MA-10-19-0390-19 and MA-249731-OMS-21.   

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Additional support is provided by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation; the Rowland Foundation, Inc.; The Corkin Family; the Rosalie Thorne McKenna Foundation; the Mabel Louise Riley Foundation; Vertex; the Cabot Family Charitable Trust; the William E. Schrafft and Bertha E. Schrafft Charitable Trust; The Willow Tree Fund; the Nathaniel Saltonstall Arts Fund; the Mass Cultural Council; the Robert Lehman Foundation; the Andree LeBoeuf Foundation; MFS Investment Management; and BPS Arts Expansion Fund at EdVestors.   

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Converse is committed to supporting movements for positive social change and amplifying youth voices as they build the future they believe in.

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