The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston

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  • Some friends encouraged me to come here on Thursday evening, as soon as the free night starts (5PM), just to sit in front of their giant windows and watch the harbor as the sun goes down. They were ri...  more »
  • I have been to this museum when it first opened but did not check out the museum gift shop until yesterday. It is a must stop after visiting the museum or if in the neighborhood just to go there only....  more »
  • My husband, daughter, and I visited after the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum tour followed by lunch. It was the perfect way for us to wind down the afternoon. I really enjoyed this museum. Set in a...  more »
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  • Had a great time there. I especially like their Pop up talks where staff members there engage visitors for a 15 min conversation about a selected piece of art. It was a great way to learn more about an art piece, and more engaging than a regular tour. Would definitely go back!
  • This is an amazing museum! I usually don't love museums because they are super stale, but the ICA has a fun interactive vibe that's suitable for adults and children. I'm never bored there and they also have amazing views of the harbour.
  • Both the building and collection are wonderful. Gallery attendants are super knowledgeable and are able to give explanations and context/background on the artists and works.
  • I guess this is the kind of museum you build when all the old masters have already had dibs called on them. And it's almost always brilliant. Even if the exhibits don't interest, one could sit for hours in the long room overlooking the harbour.
  • Saw the wonderful Nari Ward exhibit. Building is beautiful and modern inside, but I was expecting the space to have more exhibits, especially paying $15 to get in. It seemed like there was only a full exhibit on the 4th floor.

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