The ICA offers visitors of all ages the chance to create artworks of their own in the Bank of America Art Lab on Saturdays and Sundays from 12 to 4 PM. Developed in collaboration with arts education students from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and professional artists, these activities focus on the creative process and allow participants to learn by doing. Past projects have been co-created by Nick Cave, Wes Bruce, Dave Ortega, Susannah Lawrence, and Ekua Holmes. Salty > Sour Seas is free for all visitors with museum admission.

This season artist Evelyn Rydz explores our shorelines to see what our oceans have left behind. Reproducing plastic bottles, refrigerators, ropes, bags, and other common items discarded by humans and sculpted by the currents, her art reflects the beauty, strength, and mistreatment of our oceans and seas. At the ICA, Rydz’s investigations continue in Salty > Sour Seas, in which she reimagines the museum’s Bank of America Art Lab as an art studio and scientific laboratory for visitors of all ages to experiment, play, and create. This interactive installation uses the ICA’s unique site to consider what Boston Harbor might look like above and below the water’s surface in the future.