Friday, February 16, 2018

BSLUG Meetup at the ICA -- Saturday, March 31

Join us for an informal outing to the NICHOLAS NIXON exhibit at the ICA!

"Based in Boston since the 1970s, Nicholas Nixon has captured the intimate details of family, relationships, and life as it unfolds in front of his camera. Using a large-format 8 x 10–inch camera and black-and-white film, he has photographed Boston’s changing landscape, porch life in the rural South, sick or dying people, and his own family. This exhibition surveys the artist’s prolific career and is organized around Nixon’s remarkable ongoing project The Brown Sisters, a series of group portraits of his wife Bebe and her three sisters, Heather, Mimi, and Laurie taken annually since 1975. The Brown Sisters will be presented in its entirety, and each portrait will be paired with other photographs made by Nixon in the same year, drawn from various bodies of work, including schools in and around Boston, people with AIDS, couples, and landscapes. Together these pictures underscore photography’s singular ability to capture the passage of time in incremental moments and are a testament to Nixon’s extraordinary persistence of vision.
Nicholas Nixon was born in Detroit, Michigan, in 1947. He lives and works in Brookline and teaches photography at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston." (Photo and blurb taken from the ICA website)


  • Purchase your own ticket* and meet members from the BSLUG Board and other Slugs in the ICA lobby at 11:00.
  • 11:00 – 12:30 Enjoy the Nicholas Nixon exhibit and/or visit any other exhibits that appeal to you.
  • 12:30 Regroup in the lobby for a lunch decision. We can all go together or people may want to pair off or go alone to a favorite place. Bring suggestions. Or, maybe you want to stay on and spend more time at the ICA – it’s up to you.

RSVP: Let us know if you plan on coming by responding to Beata by Saturday March 24th. Since everyone is buying their own ticket, a headcount isn’t required, but knowing numbers will help us come up with lunch suggestions.

*There are all sorts of discounts for ICA admission if you're affiliated with a university, a student, a senior, etc. Otherwise regular admission costs $15. If you want to purchase an ICA pass for one time entry that expires June 2018 for $11, just request one in your rsvp.

Hope to see you all there!