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White wall Review: Vivian Suter

Updated: Oct 20, 2019

About the ICA

25 Harbor Shore Drive

Boston, MA 02210


ICA members: Free

Youth 17 and under: Free

General Admission: $15

Seniors (60+): $13

Students: $10

Students, faculty, and staff of ICA university members: Free

Tue 10 AM–5 PM

Wed 10 AM–5 PM

Thu 10 AM–9 PM

Fri 10 AM–9 PM*

Sat 10 AM–5 PM

Sun 10 AM–5 PM

Closed Mondays

* First Friday of every month 10 AM–5 PM

First Fridays

The first Friday of every month, the ICA is open to First Fridays ticket-holders only from 5 to 9 PM. Admission to First Fridays is free for members/$15 for nonmembers and includes gallery access. This event is 21+.

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The last Saturday of the month (except December), admission is FREE for up to two adults accompanied by children 12 and under during Play Dates.

American Federation of Teachers: $8

Blue Star Families: FREE Memorial Day to Labor Day

EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfer): FREE for one person – please note children 17 and under are always FREE

MTA (Massachusetts Teachers Association): $8

Recipients of federal disability assistance (SSDI, SSI, VA benefits, etc), plus one personal care attendant per visitor: FREE

Discount passes also available at select area libraries

Discounts apply to general admission and listed events only, not ticketed performances or events. Special offers may not include ferry service to the ICA Watershed.

Aug 21 – Dec 31, 2019


Aug 21 – Dec 31, 2019 Paul and Catherine Buttenwieser Gallery

Vivian Suter (b. 1949, Buenos Aires, Argentina) works in close partnership with the natural environment surrounding her home and studio in Panajachel, Guatemala. The artist’s first Boston exhibition features a single installation filling the galleries with a canopy of color and shapes evocative of this lush setting. Her method often involves moving her canvases between the indoors and outdoors and exposing them to the climate in order to allow nature to comingle with her broad swaths of painted, vivid color. The mud and rain, light through the trees, and animals in the forest work in concert with Suter’s gestural compositions, which are inspired by the surrounding vegetation and landscape. Her installation of layered and suspended canvases invites visitors to discover her unique dialogue with imagined and natural worlds. This exhibition is organized by Ruth Erickson, Mannion Family Curator.

2019 James and Audrey Foster Prize

Aug 21 – Dec 31, 2019 Fotene Demoulas Gallery

The 2019 installment of the ICA’s biennial James and Audrey Foster Prize exhibition highlighting the work of Boston-area artists will feature four individuals: Rashin Fahandej (b. 1978, Shiraz, Iran), Josephine Halvorson (b. 1981, Brewster, MA), Lavaughan Jenkins (b. 1976, Boston, MA), and Helga Roht Poznanski (b. 1927, Tartu, Estonia). This intergenerational group of artists works across media including painting, sculpture, film, and video to explore questions of place, portraiture, and belonging. Their unique and exceptional work demonstrates the breadth and ecology of contemporary art practices in Boston.

First established in 1999, the James and Audrey Foster Prize (formerly the ICA Artist Prize) is central to the ICA’s efforts to nurture and recognize local artists, showcase exceptional artwork, and support a thriving local arts scene. This exhibition is organized by Ruth Erickson, Mannion Family Curator.

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