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Family art days

The Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave., is hosting free family days from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, now through Sept. 2.

Saya Woolfalk is a New York–based artist who uses science fiction, technology and fantasy to re-imagine the world and think about how combining cultures can create more utopian societies.

In “Hybrid-Digital Home,” she has collaborated with her six-year-old daughter, Aya Woolfalk Mitchell, to reinvent the ICA’s Art Lab as a warm domestic environment made up of a lively combination of patterns.

The installation combines textile patterns from around the world with computer-generated patterns based on visitor drawings created in Scratch. Developed at MIT, Scratch is a free programming language and online community where children can program and share interactive media.

Visitors of all ages are invited to contribute drawings to be digitally patterned and added to the wall, creating a collaboratively generated portrait of home.

Registration is not required.

Further information can be found at www.icaboston.org or by calling 617-478- 3100.

Free day at the museum

In honor of Labor Day, the Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave., is offering free admission for all on Monday, Sept. 3.

Visitors can check out three current exhibitions: “We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965-1985;” Arthur Jafa’s “Love is the Message, The Message is Death;” and “Entangled in the Everyday.” They can take a ride to the Watershed, the converted warehouse in the Boston Harbor Shipyard and Marina in East Boston, with a free ferry ride from the Seaport to East Boston.

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., kids can contribute drawings to be digitally patternized and added to the Art Lab wall, creating a collaboratively generated portrait of home.

Further information is available at www.icaboston.org or by calling 617-478-3103.