The ICA is a dynamic presence in the constantly changing Seaport District neighborhood. In 2014, the museum expanded its summer programming, which already included free admission and concerts on Thursday evenings, with Friday evening events focusing on music, art, and even cooking. Year-round, the ICA is Boston’s go-to destination for contemporary art in every imaginable medium, thoughtfully presented and invariably inspiring. The brilliant curators zero in on emerging artists whose work complements a small but superb permanent collection of 20th- and 21st-century art. The ICA also schedules numerous events, including lectures, discussions, and musical performances, that help even the most casual or reluctant visitor appreciate the importance of art in everyday life. As you approach the entrance, detour and walk around the building, taking in the innovative architecture (by the New York firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro) that effectively makes the building the largest artifact in the ICA’s collections. The waterfront cafe has seasonal patio seating, and the excellent gift shop is well worth a visit.
Institute of Contemporary Art
100 Northern Ave (off Seaport Blvd. at E. Service Rd.)
Our Rating Hours Free to all Thurs after 5pm and to families (up to 2 adults with children 12 and under) last Sat of month Jan–Nov. Sat–Sun, Tues–Wed, and some Mon holidays 10am–5pm; Thurs–Fri 10am–9pm Transportation T: Silver Line SL1/SL2 bus to Courthouse Phone 617/478-3100 Prices Admission $15 adults, $13 seniors, $10 students, free for children 17 and under and those visiting only the cafe Web site Institute of Contemporary Art
Map100 Northern Ave Boston
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