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The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
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  • An ardent lovers of contemporary art should like exposure. And the building itself is interesting from the outside. Fans of classics will be curious to see a great view from the 4th floor. If you do not feel sorry for $15.
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  • We went to see the museum on a Sunday afternoon and paid $15 to park and $25 for tickets then got to the museum and 3/4 floors were closed to install exhibits. We did get two free return passes to com...  more »
  • The building is not that impressive. From the inside you have a great view on Boston. The art collection is for those who like modern experimental art. So you have to be someone who likes this. The mu...  more »
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  • The building is impressive and occupies a great location on the water. Museum collection is good but not amazing so it's better if you can time your visit for a good visiting exhibit. Hard to believe it was surrounded by parking lots just a few years ago and now is dwarfed by high rises in every direction.
  • You can't beat the setting, it's right on the river. Small feeling museum, good exhibits but sometimes a bit uneven in what they show. Lovely cafe for lunch, elegant & comfortable with unfussy but tasty food. Definitely worth a visit.
  • Thursday nights outside on the pier are better than the collection inside. I miss the Shepard Fairey and other big bold visiting collections. What's there now is base line interesting, but not bold.
  • I must confess that I was expecting more from ICA. Despite the architecture of the building and its location. The exchition space is VERY small and is mostly dedicated to events rather than to art. The cafeteria is really cool due the building´s location. Still a must go in Boston.
  • Even though it is still small and new, they have a really interesting collection that people won't see in other art museums in Boston.