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Venue:ICA: Institute of Contemporary Art
Dates:Saturday, February 15, 2020 - Friday, February 21, 2020
Ages:Toddlers, Kids, Teens, Adults
Cost:$ see below
Category:Arts & Crafts
interactive art project for families at the ica february vacation week photoFebruary School Vacation Week

Come visit us during school vacation week! Explore the galleries and create art together in the Bank of America Art Lab with art-making activities for visitors of all ages.

Vacation Week Schedule Details
Threads of Connection will be open 11 AM–4 PM during on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of February school vacation week. Admission on Presidents’ Day (Monday, February 17) will be free for all. Visit icaboston.org for more details and schedules as program dates approach.

The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (ICA) has invited local fiber artist Merill Comeau to create an interactive installation and project in the museum’s Bank of America Art Lab with the debut of Threads of Connection, opening February 15.

Comeau creates artwork that combines and layers hundreds of hand painted and printed repurposed textiles. Through this labor of love, Comeau stitches together stories of cultures, individuals, and relationships into dynamic and sprawling fiber works.

Threads of Connection is a wall-sized tapestry installation that recognizes the building of community found within the age-old practice of gathering to assemble fabric pieces in quilting bees.

This interactive project celebrates and reflects on the many different backgrounds and experiences of the people visiting the Bank of America Art Lab, as visitors of all ages are invited to collaborate in the making of the tapestry and share their stories in the museum’s own quilting bee.

Contributions from visitors will be added to the tapestry regularly, creating a constantly growing reflection of the community.

Threads of Connection will be open on Saturdays and Sundays from 12–4 PM, from February 15 through June 21. The activity is free for all visitors with museum admission.

Meet the artist on February 20, February 29, and April 23
Visitors are invited to meet Merill Comeau and learn about her creative process. More information at icaboston.org.

Note: Timed tickets are required to see Yayoi Kusama: LOVE IS CALLING during School Vacation Weeks and must be reserved online in advance. Tickets for visits through February 29 will be available January 7–14 for ICA members and January 15 for the public.

For more ideas on things do in Boston during February Vacation Week, visit our helpful winter fun guide.

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Free on Monday (Presidents Day) | $15 general admission $13 seniors $10 students; FREE members and youth 17 and under. | View Rates




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