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"I learned art can have lyrics."Jimmy G, BCLA

WALLTALK, aimed at 8-12 grade students from the Boston area, is a multi-visit program that encourages close observation, open discussion and individual connections to contemporary art through writing. Using ICA exhibitions as a starting point, students observe, question, interpret, and respond creatively to the art of our time.

Careful looking and in-depth experience of works of art can be compelling stimuli for developing writing and language skills. Through this program, the ICA provides an engaging and supportive environment for students to express their ideas and develop their writing while celebrating the myriad voices of Boston’s public school landscape. WallTalk is a key program in our efforts to make contemporary art an integral part of the development of young people.

For more information, please contact:

Gabrielle Wyrick
Associate Director of Education

WallTalk is supported by the Nathaniel Saltonstall Arts Fund.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Boston Cultural Council, a local agency which is funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, administrated by the Mayor’s Office of Arts + Culture.

ICA Teen Programs are sponsored by UNIQLO.

Additional support is provided by the Deborah Munroe Noonan Memorial Fund, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee; the Thomas Anthony Pappas Charitable Foundation, Inc.; the Mabel Louise Riley Foundation; The Rodman Family; the Rowland Foundation, Inc.; the William E. Schrafft and Bertha E. Schrafft Charitable Trust; and The Willow Tree Fund.

Massachusetts Cultural Council   UNIQLO