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Our galleries are temporarily closed for installation until September 9. Our building remains open to the public, including the ICA Shop, Community Media Center, and the exhibition Doing Language : Word Work. View the calendar to see ongoing in-person and virtual events.

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First Friday: Benae Beamon

Friday, Dec 6

7:00 PM–9:00 PM

On First Friday, Benae Beamon presents a tap performance titled Time Blackened for the Capture of Dawn, commissioned by the ICA as part of Great Force. As a tap dancer and performance artist from North Carolina, her work deals with questions of historical archiving, ritual, power, and black existence, by drawing from traditional movements in black culture. Tap dance forms the basis for a rhythmic lexicon inspired by hip hop, jazz, spoken word, and West and South African movement. Join us for a free performance in the ICA’s Royall Forum accompanied by live musicians. With refreshments and cash bar.