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The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
(2.8/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web)
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TripAdvisor
  • I'm an absolute fan of modern art and found this museum kind of disappointing... Just a few galleries - a bit expensive for what you pay to get in... some quite good and surprising pieces of art 
  • We managed to pick up free tour by very knowledgeable guide who challenged us to interpret some of the more obscure works.make sure to go through to the huge glass room overlooking the river and bay. ...  more »
  • Enjoyed the visit as well as offering an experience of modern art in all its variety a great little art shop to browse ... the shop offers affordable art and niknacks. .. it's on the Boston Harbor wal...  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.