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Institute of Contemporary Art

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  • Seaport District
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  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Recommended
Institute of Contemporary Art
Photograph: Courtesy Institute of Contemporary ArtInstitute of Contemporary Art

Time Out says

5 out of 5 stars

Once crammed into a tiny building in Back Bay, the ICA is now the cultural cornerstone of the Seaport District. (Across the water in East Boston, the ICA Watershed is a seasonal satellite gallery, open Memorial Day through Labor Day.) The dramatic, glass-walled building houses galleries, a theatre and a café. The museum prides itself on being a platform for challenging works, while changing shows explore broader themes that unite different artists' work, or focus on individual luminaries. After you've contemplated the art, retreat to the scenic outdoor harbor deck, site of numerous performances and events. Note: Admission is free on Thursdays from 5pm-9pm.

Written by
Time Out Boston Staff


25 Harbor Shore Dr
Cross street:
Seaport Blvd
Silver Line to World Trade Center
Opening hours:
Tue-Wed, Sat-Sun 10am-5pm; Thu-Fri 10am-9pm
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