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Exhibition-related programs

ICA/AIGA Design Series: Vaughan Oliver
Wednesday, April 27, 6:30 pm
British graphic designer Vaughan Oliver's distinctive and prolific album cover design work is internationally celebrated. Oliver has created revolutionary designs for the music industry, including album covers for Cocteau Twins, Pixies, and The Breeders.

Artist Talk: Dario Robleto
Saturday, May 7, 2 pm
Free with museum admission
Like an alchemist in a laboratory, The Record artist Dario Robleto melts, grinds and mixes music-related materials to illustrate that the physical record is as important as the song in the grooves. In this ICA lecture, meet Robleto and hear more about how his lifelong interest in music, including DJ culture, continues to inform his work. Then join the artist in the galleries as he answers your questions regarding his work in the exhibition.

Gallery Talks

Annie Balliro, Hard Rock Café International
Saturday, May 14, 2 pm
Meet Hard Rock Café's Annie Balliro and friends in this entertaining show-and-tell discussion regarding the history of album cover art. Balliro is a 15+ year veteran of the music industry and oversees the worldwide marketing strategy and programming for over 150 Hard Rock Cafe, Hotel & Casino locations for Philanthropy, Memorabilia and Artist Relations.

Jenelle Porter, ICA Senior Curator
Sunday, May 22, 2 pm
Free with museum admission
Let the most recent addition to the ICA curatorial team walk you through The Record exhibition!


Record Sales and Vinyl Events
Fridays, June 3, 10, 17 & 24, 6-9 pm
Free with museum admission

DJ Nights
Fridays, August 5, 12, & 26, 7:30-11 pm
$10 Members/Students; $15 general admission

Adult Courses

DJ 101 Tuesdays, May 3 and 10, 6:30 - 9 pm Fee: $100 members, students and seniors; $125 nonmembers Register at icaboston.org or call the ICA Box Office at 617-478-3103 No matter if you listen to the Rolling Stones, Run-DMC, or the Black Eyed Peas-DJ 101 provides the hands-on instruction you'll need to learn the basics of DJing. Using vinyl records, participants will learn to mix, transition between songs, and scratch. No prior experience necessary.

Influence of Music on Art: Musical Fragments-Tracks-Breaks
Saturdays, May 7 and 14, 10 am - 12 pm
$55 members, students and seniors; $70 nonmembers. Participants receive a 10% discount at the Water Café and ICA Store; may not be combined with any other offer.
Register at icaboston.org or call the ICA Box Office at 617-478-3103

This class explores the parallel relationship between visual artists and musicians, such as Robert Mapplethorpe and Patti Smith, Andy Warhol and the Velvet Underground, and Raymond Pettibon and Black Flag. Discussions will also focus on contemporary artists who are influenced by music in their work in performance, sculpture, painting, and drawing.

Instructed by Raul Gonzalez, who was named Best Visual Artist in the Boston Phoenix's Best of 2010. A winner of Artadia and Boston Art Awards, Gonzalez is a founding member of The Miracle Five artist collective. He has taught at the Museum of Fine Arts and Boston Architectural College.


School Vacation Week Family Activities
Tuesday-Thursday, April 19-21, 10-3 pm
Free with museum admission.

ICA Play Date/Gramophone to Vinyl
Saturday June 25, 10-4 pm
Free for families

Teen Programs

DJ School 101

Tuesdays, March 1 - April 26, 4 - 6 pm
Free for Boston Public School students; $100 members; $150 nonmembers. Open to high school students. All equipment is provided, no prior experience necessary.
For registration information, call at 617-478-3136.
This introductory DJ workshop introduces students to basic skills necessary to spin vinyl while learning the "art" of DJing. Students will learn lingo, history, methods, styles, musical phrasing, DJ set/routine, special effects, and sound shaping. The class will also visit the current exhibition, The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl. This workshop culminates in a performance at the ICA.

Link back to ICA calendar, http://www.icaboston.org/calendar/

Photo by Dr. J Caldwell