Photo by Liza Voll
Located at 100 Pier 4 Blvd, the 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.
The Seaport Studio will be closed select school holidays:
Nov 11 | Veterans Day
Nov 24–25 | Thanksgiving holiday
Dec 21, 2021–Jan 6, 2022 | Winter Break
ICA Teen Gallery
Open Tue–Thu, 2–5 PM
The Gallery is also available for viewing by appointment. Please contact email@example.com.
Currently on view is Centered to Rise, a teen-curated exhibition of work made during the Spring 2021 out-of-school time photography programs at the ICA. As these young people reemerged after a year of lockdown during a worldwide pandemic, they focused their cameras on the new world in which they found themselves. Whether their lives had been drawn more closely inward or they had reached out to reestablish old norms, the sights they bear witness to here shed light upon the unique and impactful situations young people experienced during this upheaval and recovery. Centered to Rise is on view through Feb 27, 2022.
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.
The 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.
Lead support for Teen Programs provided by Wagner Foundation.
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.
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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