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The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston

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  • We spent most of our time on the forth floor looking at the exhibits of painters I never heard of. Some of the paintings and displays were a little different than I expected but I would definitely rec...  more »
  • The Institute of Contemporary Art is located by the beautiful harbourside. The build itself is stunning and part of it overhangs the water's edge. When you are in the museum, don't miss out going to t...  more »
  • It is near the sea, a modern art museum. Spreading and entering the empty space, the contents of the exhibit alluded. It is in small shops here but can't get there.
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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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