Beautiful museum by Diller+ Scofidio based in NY. Definitely one of the top sights in Boston. Free entry every Thursday from 5pm onwards. Thurs tour starts at 6pm. Great to see a thriving arts venue.
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.
Small collection, but thoughtful curation and passionate, helpful staff. Make sure you look out from the glass room on the 4th floor for a spectacular harbour view.
A great place to take your Little Sister. Admission: free for under 18s, students $10, seniors $13, & $15 for everyone else. Don't miss the views in the Mediatheque room or the Founder's Gallery.
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
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.
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.
The building and view are as much art as any exhibit you might catch. Take a tour with the lovely docent Rebecca and think outside the box a little. Love this museum!!
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.)
If you're not going on Thurs night, be sure to take your student ID since you get a discount. Great views from the cafe area, but the food is overpriced for its quality.
The building is amazing. Interesting exhibitions. Took the free tour on free Thursday evening. Was interesting and made the gist to the museum even better.
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.
My favorite museum in Boston. In addition to great art, wonderful knowledgeable staff, the museum also offers a awesome view on the Boston harbor!
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.
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.
The last Saturday of every month is a PlayDate, free admission for families with children under 12 and free artmaking activities in the ArtLab.
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.
Love this place especially when you come at 5pm on Thursdays and you can get in to the 4th floor gallery for free.
Take advantage of some of the city's best contemporary art with ever-changing exhibits and a stunning view of the water.
All exhibits are on the 4th floor. Admission is a bit expensive for what's there, but it does feel good to support local artists.
The real gem here is in the performances and films the ICA hosts. Check out the world class dance schedule.
When the ICA’s new building was built in 2001, it became the first new art museum to be built in nearly a century.
Don't miss the gorgeous views of Boston Harbor on the north side of the 4th floor!
Go for free on Thursday. Chill with impoverished hipsters. Check out Shepard Fairey's iconic work. Tool around with the cool multimedia stuff.
This was a small, but intriguing museum for contemporary art. Definitely a place to check out.
Watch out for early closures for First Fridays so you don't get kicked out before you finish an exhibition.
Be sure to speak to the gallery assistants. They are a wealth of information and very cool people!
The Os Gemeos exhibit is intriguing and beautiful! A permanent mural can be seen in Dewey Square…
Its okay to take pictures! Just watch out for the "no photography" symbol. Then you can't take pictures.
Def go Thursday night for free entry. Amazing outdoor deck overlooking Boston harbor
Much smaller than I expected. It was waste of money and time--one of the art piece was made with human hair.
Thursday night free admission is worth taking advantage of. Beautiful views and location.
Wonderful summer concert series. Inventive exhibitions, but a bit small
Free Berklee concerts outside by the water on free Thursday nights during the summer: berklee.edu/events/summer
Small exhibition space but interesting architecture with a view to the river.
Excellent views of the harbour. Great place for reflection.
The permanent collection never disappoints, and the views are fantastic.
The best part is the view from the 4th floor, then the exhibitions, often challenging
Go enjoy all the modern works that will expand the mind & soul, plus the building is very cool.
$10 with card, with free admission every Thursday from 5 to 9 p.m
Great location. Lots of contemporary art. Don't touch!