During guided visits, K-12 groups explore how contemporary artists question and make sense of the world. Through thoughtfully crafted gallery lessons that offer opportunities for reflection, close looking, and critical thinking, K-12 guided visits nurture student agency, honor student curiosity, and embrace the diversity of thought and experience that students bring to the ICA. Gallery teachers for K-12 Groups develop and teach thematic, multimodal gallery lessons based on ICA exhibitions that incorporate guided discussion and activities.
Guided visits for K-12 groups are available on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings. A maximum of 40 students per hour can be accommodated. A guided visit lasts approximately one hour and fifteen minutes including arrival and check-in. Your visit request must be received at least three weeks in advance.
Guided Visit Themes:
Sense of Self
How do artists represent ideas related to identity with their work? How do our own identities impact how we see and understand an artist’s work? During this Guided Visit, students will look closely at select artworks currently on view at the ICA. Students will reflect on the role of identity in contemporary art through group discussion, writing, and drawing prompts.
Past/Present/Future (available starting October 10)
How do artists working today reflect on and respond to the past? How do these ideas resonate in our present? What are the possibilities for the future? During this Guided Visit, students will look closely at select artworks currently on view at the ICA and be invited to respond through group discussion, writing, and drawing prompts. Students will consider the intersection of visual art, history, and the pressing issues of our time.
Guided Visit Group Rates (K–12 Youth Groups)
Youth 18 and under are admitted FREE to the ICA. Rates cover guided visit fees.
10 students: $30
11-20 students: $60
21-30 students: $90
31-40 students: $120
Boston Public Schools and Title I schools: FREE
See Group Visit FAQ for payment information.
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