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The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston

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  • I visited the ICA with friends last weekend. Good place to spend a couple of hours viewing the exhibits on the fourth floor. Some work is better than others. I enjoyed Steve McQueen's video exhibit en...  more »
  • It is a museum that's architecture is better than their collection. It has a nice snack bar operated by the Wolfgang Puck crew. but it can be slow. It is pricey and not near public transportation.  more »
  • Since is my forth visit to the city, I was looking for new things to do. The Institure of Contemporary Art has a beautiful architecture, amazing interior spaces and views, which make me recommend the ...  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 buildingĀ“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.