Private Tour at the ICA

Wpicasso-icon_0here: Institute of Contemporary Art, 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston MA 02210

When: July 19th 6-9pm

RSVP and Questions: RSVP by 7/12/2019: foaboston@wellesley.edu

Cost: $15

Join the Wellesley College Friends of Art for a private tour of the Institute of Contemporary Art. The tour will include the exhibition Less Is a Bore: Maximalist Art & Design. The exhibition considers how artists have used ornamentation, pattern painting, and other decorative modes to critique, subvert, and transform accepted histories related to craft and design, feminism, queerness and gender, beauty and taste, camouflage and masquerade, and multiculturalism and globalism. Less Is a Bore shows how artists, including those affiliated with the Pattern & Decoration movement of the 1970s, have sought to rattle the dominance of modernism and minimalism. Encouraged by the pluralism permeating many cultural spheres at the time, these artists accommodated new ideas, modes, and materials, challenging entrenched categories that marginalized non-Western art, fashion, interior design, and applied art.

We hope you will join us after the tour at Rosa Mexicano to eat, drink, and chat. Attendees pay their own tab with prices ranging from $10 to $28.