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The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston

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  • We went to the museum on a whim while in Boston for a day trip. It ended up being free admission that day! Even if it wasn't free, we would have gladly paid. This place is AWESOME! The atmosphere was ...  more »
  • It amazes me that such a beautiful building should have such consistently lack-luster exhibitions. It seems to make its money as a party venue on the water. As 45 might say, sad.  more »
  • I'm not an art buff but so much here to get you thinking. Some "hits" and some "misses" but others might have a different reaction. Easy to find on the waterfront in an area that seems to be developin...  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.