Together we can face today and imagine tomorrow. In partnership with artists, educators, and filmmakers, check out our collection of activities to explore on your own time, on and off the screen.

Celebrate the newly opened exhibitions William Kentridge: KABOOM!, and i’m yours: Encounters with Art in Our Times with your family from home through art making, art explorations, and a virtual cinema.

All activities are self-guided. Activities are designed for a variety of ages. Please note there will be no live virtual programs this month.

Explore!

A sculpture of a woman stands with outstretched arms. She is nude from head to waist. The surface of the sculpture is rendered in varied dark tones, with mostly dark greens and browns, and is chipped and freckled in many places. She has no face. Her head is a round open bowl without eyes, nose, mouth, or ears. She wears a large, voluminous skirt. The skirt is made of dried raffia, which is a type of palm tree. She stands at life-size.

Simone Leigh, Cupboard IX, 2019. Stoneware, steel, and raffia, 78 × 60 × 80 inches (198.1 × 152.4 × 203.2 cm). Acquired through the generosity of Bridgitt and Bruce Evans and Fotene Demoulas and Tom Coté. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth, New York and Los Angeles. © Simone Leigh

Conversation Starters

Inspired by works from the ICA exhibition i’m yours: Encounters with Art in Our Times, check out these conversation starters to help inspire dialogue in your family. Print, cut out, and use them whenever you need some inspiration.

Visiting the ICA? Open this PDF on your mobile smart device, search for these works, and take turns asking questions as you move through the exhibition.

Be inspired! Download PDF

Make!

John Houck, Petals and Interleaves, 2016

John Houck, Petals and Interleaves, 2016. Archival pigment print, 27 × 32 inches (68.6 × 81.3 cm). Promised gift of Abigail Ross Goodman and Mark Goodman. Courtesy the artist and On Stellar Rays. © John Houck

The Future in Hand(s)

By way of riddles and rhymes, artist Gerald L. Leavell II explores our current moment and reimagines the future with your family! During this activity, you’ll collect household objects and build a temporary family sculpture to capture and reflect on for years to come.

This activity is recommended for ages 5 and up.

Get making! Download PDF

A watercolor of an outdoor monument depicting a raised black fist on a plinth with the inscriptions "BLM," with trees in the background.

Artwork by ICA Teen Arts Council Member Ky B.

Reimagining Public Monuments

Design, build, and color your own monuments with help from members of the ICA Teen Arts Council. Who and what do you want to see represented in public monuments? Dream and design your own monuments through these two activities designed by teens for kids. Coloring sheet recommended for all ages; Reimagining Public Monuments activity recommended for ages 5 and up.

Start reimagining

Watch!

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The Virtual Cinema was available between Nov 25–29. Check out the Boston International Kids Film Festival website for more info at BIKFF.org

 

More!

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ICA Kids and Family programs are supported, in part, by Vivien and Alan Hassenfeld, the Hassenfeld Family Foundation, the Willow Tree Fund, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Raymond T. & Ann T. Mancini Family Foundation.

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