Institute of Contemporary Art


955 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02115

Phone: 617-266-5152

Map / Directions Map / Directions

Hours:
Tue-Wed, Sat-Sun 10am-5pm; Thu-Fri 10am-9pm

Type:
Art Museums, Museums


10BEST Says

Attractions near Cruise Port: Roam the galleries or watch a show in a waterfront building that is as beautiful as what is housed inside. The modern art is an eclectic mix of what may sometimes seem to be mayhem. Funky fun displays rule the roost at this cutting edge art museum. But that's not all the ICA has to offer its visitors, various shows grace the indoor stage and summer time fun can be found on the HarborWalk outside its doors. Day or night you can find musical guests and DJ's lighting up the city with music. The ICA even offers kids a chance to fall for contemporary art by providing guide books and special "play dates".

Best Attractions & Activities: Roam the galleries or watch a show in a waterfront building that is as beautiful as what is housed inside. The modern art is an eclectic mix of what may sometimes seem to be mayhem. Funky fun displays rule the roost at this cutting edge art museum. Where new and established artists display a variety of handiwork. An on-site cafe offers outdoor seating where you can marvel at the waterfront views over food and drink. Tips for visiting with kids, as well as special family days make instilling a love of art in your kids an easy task all the while enjoying something you love.

Sightseeing: Roam the galleries or watch a show in a waterfront building that is as beautiful as what is housed inside. The modern art is an eclectic mix of what may sometimes seem to be mayhem. Funky fun displays rule the roost at this cutting edge art museum. Kids will marvel at the art inside because unlike traditional museums some of the stuff at the ICA looks more like stuff that's familiar. The ICA offers playdates every month that maximize your time inside. These days are designed to bring fun to art and the free family admission on these days includes hands-on art-making, performance, family gallery tours, and films. The ICA also has a fourth floor area designed for further exploration in the Poss Family Mediatheque, ideal for non-playdate days.

Family-Friendly Museums: Roam the galleries or watch a show in a waterfront building that is as beautiful as what is housed inside. The modern art is an eclectic mix of what may sometimes seem to be mayhem. Funky fun displays rule the roost at this cutting edge art museum. Kids will marvel at the art inside because unlike traditional museums some of the stuff at the ICA looks more like stuff that's familiar. The ICA offers playdates every month that maximize your time inside. These days are designed to bring fun to art and the free family admission on these days includes hands-on art-making, performance, family gallery tours, and films. The ICA also has a fourth floor area designed for further exploration in the Poss Family Mediatheque, ideal for non-playdate days.

Attractions near Boston Convention Center: Roam the galleries or watch a show in a waterfront building that is as beautiful as what is housed inside. The modern art is an eclectic mix of what may sometimes seem to be mayhem. Funky fun displays rule the roost at this cutting edge art museum. But that's not all the ICA has to offer its visitors, various shows grace the indoor stage and summer time fun can be found on the HarborWalk outside its doors. Day or night you can find musical guests and DJ's lighting up the city with music. The ICA even offers kids a chance to fall for contemporary art by providing guide books and special "play dates".

Free Things to Do: Roam the galleries or watch a show in this waterfront building that is structurally as beautiful as what is housed inside. The modern art is an eclectic mix of what may sometimes seem to be mayhem. Funky, fun displays rule the roost at this cutting edge art museum. Complete with a performance hall that is as stunning to set foot in as the show you will see, the ICA offers more than just the art on display. Enjoy it free on Thursday evenings when the ICA opens its doors to the public for a few hours of perusing without paying.

Museums: Roam the galleries or watch a show in a waterfront building that is as beautiful as what is housed inside. The modern art is an eclectic mix of what may sometimes seem to be mayhem. Funky fun displays rule the roost at this cutting edge art museum.


Insider Tips

Local Expert Says:

Attractions near Cruise Port: "When you've had your fill of what's inside, exit and enjoy the view from the Harborwalk; one of the city's best."

Best Attractions & Activities: "Play-dates are offered monthly and feature focused crafts for kids and free admission for families."

Sightseeing, Family-Friendly Museums, Attractions near Boston Convention Center, Free Things to Do, Museums: "When you've had your fill of what's inside, exit and enjoy the view from the Harborwalk; one of the city's best!"

Best for Attractions near Cruise Port Because: The ICA holds a marvelous collection of contemporary art and hosts various shows.

Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: The Institute of Contemporary Art offers the modern art aficionado the opportunity to see great work as well as performances in a cutting edge facility.

Best for Sightseeing Because: Fun, funky contemporary and shows collide under the roof of the ICA where the art lover can get an eyeful of something new,

Best for Family-Friendly Museums Because: The ICA playdates are a big hit among Bostonians with families.

Best for Attractions near Boston Convention Center Because: Located moments from the Convention Center, the ICA is ideal for contemporary art lovers to gander at the art and view.

Best for Free Things to Do Because: The ICA may not be free every night, but it opens its doors to all and offers free admittance every Thursday evening.

10Best List photo 10BEST says

Attractions near Cruise Port: Roam the galleries or watch a show in a waterfront building that is as beautiful as what is housed inside. The modern art is an eclectic mix of what may sometimes seem to be mayhem. Funky fun displays rule the roost at this cutting edge art museum. But that's not all the ICA has to offer its visitors, various shows grace the indoor stage and summer time fun can be found on the HarborWalk outside its doors. Day or night you can find musical guests and DJ's lighting up the city with music. The ICA even offers kids a chance to fall for contemporary art by providing guide books and special "play dates".

Best Attractions & Activities: Roam the galleries or watch a show in a waterfront building that is as beautiful as what is housed inside. The modern art is an eclectic mix of what may sometimes seem to be mayhem. Funky fun displays rule the roost at this cutting edge art museum. Where new and established artists display a variety of handiwork. An on-site cafe offers outdoor seating where you can marvel at the waterfront views over food and drink. Tips for visiting with kids, as well as special family days make instilling a love of art in your kids an easy task all the while enjoying something you love.

Sightseeing: Roam the galleries or watch a show in a waterfront building that is as beautiful as what is housed inside. The modern art is an eclectic mix of what may sometimes seem to be mayhem. Funky fun displays rule the roost at this cutting edge art museum. Kids will marvel at the art inside because unlike traditional museums some of the stuff at the ICA looks more like stuff that's familiar. The ICA offers playdates every month that maximize your time inside. These days are designed to bring fun to art and the free family admission on these days includes hands-on art-making, performance, family gallery tours, and films. The ICA also has a fourth floor area designed for further exploration in the Poss Family Mediatheque, ideal for non-playdate days.

Family-Friendly Museums: Roam the galleries or watch a show in a waterfront building that is as beautiful as what is housed inside. The modern art is an eclectic mix of what may sometimes seem to be mayhem. Funky fun displays rule the roost at this cutting edge art museum. Kids will marvel at the art inside because unlike traditional museums some of the stuff at the ICA looks more like stuff that's familiar. The ICA offers playdates every month that maximize your time inside. These days are designed to bring fun to art and the free family admission on these days includes hands-on art-making, performance, family gallery tours, and films. The ICA also has a fourth floor area designed for further exploration in the Poss Family Mediatheque, ideal for non-playdate days.

Attractions near Boston Convention Center: Roam the galleries or watch a show in a waterfront building that is as beautiful as what is housed inside. The modern art is an eclectic mix of what may sometimes seem to be mayhem. Funky fun displays rule the roost at this cutting edge art museum. But that's not all the ICA has to offer its visitors, various shows grace the indoor stage and summer time fun can be found on the HarborWalk outside its doors. Day or night you can find musical guests and DJ's lighting up the city with music. The ICA even offers kids a chance to fall for contemporary art by providing guide books and special "play dates".

Free Things to Do: Roam the galleries or watch a show in this waterfront building that is structurally as beautiful as what is housed inside. The modern art is an eclectic mix of what may sometimes seem to be mayhem. Funky, fun displays rule the roost at this cutting edge art museum. Complete with a performance hall that is as stunning to set foot in as the show you will see, the ICA offers more than just the art on display. Enjoy it free on Thursday evenings when the ICA opens its doors to the public for a few hours of perusing without paying.

Museums: Roam the galleries or watch a show in a waterfront building that is as beautiful as what is housed inside. The modern art is an eclectic mix of what may sometimes seem to be mayhem. Funky fun displays rule the roost at this cutting edge art museum.

10Best List photo Insider Tips

Local Expert Anjali Mansukhani Says:

Attractions near Cruise Port: "When you've had your fill of what's inside, exit and enjoy the view from the Harborwalk; one of the city's best."

Best Attractions & Activities: "Play-dates are offered monthly and feature focused crafts for kids and free admission for families."

Sightseeing, Family-Friendly Museums, Attractions near Boston Convention Center, Free Things to Do, Museums: "When you've had your fill of what's inside, exit and enjoy the view from the Harborwalk; one of the city's best!"

Best for Attractions near Cruise Port Because: The ICA holds a marvelous collection of contemporary art and hosts various shows.

Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: The Institute of Contemporary Art offers the modern art aficionado the opportunity to see great work as well as performances in a cutting edge facility.

Best for Sightseeing Because: Fun, funky contemporary and shows collide under the roof of the ICA where the art lover can get an eyeful of something new,

Best for Family-Friendly Museums Because: The ICA playdates are a big hit among Bostonians with families.

Best for Attractions near Boston Convention Center Because: Located moments from the Convention Center, the ICA is ideal for contemporary art lovers to gander at the art and view.

Best for Free Things to Do Because: The ICA may not be free every night, but it opens its doors to all and offers free admittance every Thursday evening.

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