The ICA has free admission every Thursday night from 5 to 9pm.
The architecture of this place is as interesting as the wide array of works and activities inside. After seeing exhibits have coffee and pastries at the Water Café by Wolfgang Puck.
Go for free on Thursday. Chill with impoverished hipsters. Check out Shepard Fairey's iconic work. Tool around with the cool multimedia stuff.
Just a great museum and collection... And I believe it may be the first museum built from the ground up in Boston in about 100 years. (Need to verify.)
Check out the view of the harbor.
ate my lunch, watching the water from the outdoor seating area
Don't miss the gorgeous views of Boston Harbor on the north side of the 4th floor!
Take a few minutes to relax and enjoy the view of the harbor.
Plan to spend a half hour in the museum shop looking at the amazing book collection!
The elevator ride is worth the price of admission.
Barely worth going for free. Glad I didn't waste any money on it.
When the ICA’s new building was built in 2001, it became the first new art museum to be built in nearly a century.
The last Saturday of every month is a PlayDate, free admission for families with children under 12 and free artmaking activities in the ArtLab.
Check out Damián Ortega: Do It Yourself
Not very much to see here. Go on a free night rather than paying for admission
Art, view, and music are together... Such a nice place
Barry McGee Mission District exhibit currently
Despite the large building, this museum is pretty quick to get through. It is a perfect stop in between a tour of the Boston Tea Party Museum and lunch at the Barking Crab.
The Os Gemeos exhibit is intriguing and beautiful! A permanent mural can be seen in Dewey Square…
Here's what will separate you from the tourists: if you’re in town on a Thursday, it's free admission from 5-9pm. Now that's priceless.
Thursday night free admission is worth taking advantage of. Beautiful views and location.
You are allowed to take candy from the exhibit on the 4th floor
The ICA proved that Boston could be a home to both contemporary art and contemporary architecture. It was the first major building for Diller, Scofidio + Renfro of NYC.
Consider visiting during the day so you can see the art in the museum’s best light, & at night, to take in the building’s glow as its own vibrant piece of art. -- Green Guide Editor
Go see Bill in the cafe!
Sit and look at the amazing view up on the 4th Floor
Go enjoy all the modern works that will expand the mind & soul, plus the building is very cool.
Went to Free Thursdays last night
grab a beer from the Wolfgang Puck cafe then head outside to the 'bleachers' to enjoy the view
Take the stairs up. Faster than the elevator.
I haven't yet been (as of Oct 29, 2014), but I'm sure it's good. This museum has a fantastic wooden patio/amplitheater on the backend looking outwards towards Boston Harbor.
Free on Thursdays.
Architecturally lovely viewing spaces, a great collection, and friendly staff. I come here every time I'm in Boston.
I really wanted to love this place but it was pretty dull. I went for free on Thursday and glad I didn't spend the money. The shop was more interesting.
Lucy's sister says "make sure to watch the Ragner Khartanson video"
I think you guys need more signage out on the streets that actually say "institute of contemporary Art" rather than ICA
It's not as big as it looks from outside-all of the art galleries are on the top floor. Some cool things to see--and yes, you may take pictures--as long as there aren't any "no pictures" signs around.
Explore the Art while viewing the Harbor
Not baby-friendly. I asked if they had a nursing room and they said no. They offered me a "bench" a tiny, metal framed canvas seat with no back. Not cool ICA.
AMAZING! Nick Cave & William Kentridge shows are outstanding.
Its okay to take pictures! Just watch out for the "no photography" symbol. Then you can't take pictures.