Here’s what to expect from the seasonal East Boston art space, housed in a 15,000-sqft former warehouse.
How do I get there?
The ICA Watershed is located at 256 Marginal St. within the Boston Harbor Shipyard and Marina (read: right next to Piers Park).
As the name suggests, the museum is located on the waterfront — meaning the best way to get there is by boat. Tickets for the Water Shuttle service from the Seaport are free for Institute of Contemporary Art members + included in the cost of general admission tickets.
The Watershed space is also accessible via the Blue Line to Maverick Station.
What’s on view?
Don’t miss “Mariposa Relámpago,” which translates to “Lightning Butterfly” and is the artist’s largest sculpture to date. The piece includes natural materials, handmade objects, and other items collected by the artist as he retraced his migratory route from El Salvaor to the US.
What else is planned?
We’re glad you asked. The ICA Watershed is hosting free events throughout the summer — here are a couple to check out.
- Watershed Block Party | Saturday, June 17 + Saturday, Aug. 19 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | The parties with East Boston Neighborhood Health Center Project + Community Healing Project will feature Reiki demonstrations, a performance of Spanish folk songs, and salsa lessons.
- Sound Baths | Saturday, June 10 + Sunday, Aug. 13 | Times vary | See (and hear) the “Mariposa Relámpago” exhibition in a new way at this immersive activation led by the artist.
Plus, both ICA locations will offer free admission on Memorial Day, Juneteenth, and Labor Day.