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The Institute of Contemporary Art

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This museum features cutting-edge contemporary painting, sculpture, architecture, film and photography.
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100 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210-1802
Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront
+1 617-478-3100
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The gallery is not large however in summer the ticket includes a water taxi ride to the watershed gallery! We had a great time especially being out on the river. The watershed was a wonderful space filled with colour and movement. Tickets were $8 each...More

Thank Babs666
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went with my family on a Sunday. We first took the water taxi to the watershed. Great view of Boston from the east side is the waterway. The exhibition on the other side small exhibition of Diana Thater. Then on the main Building on...More

Thank Chuchorincon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There were multiple exhibitions going on when we visited. The museum is located in a beautiful building located on the bay. Really great visit for the whole family.

Thank Stuart S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped by during recent visit beautiful location. Small amount of exhibits were open. best part of visit was boat ride to the watershed..... nice area , pack a lunch and stay in the park for a bit the boat runs every half hour

Thank lightweight136
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited during an event which included a live band, performance art, a bar (pay, not free) and of course, art! It was incredibly well attended and the crowd were all nice folks. Great gift shop, too. Interesting elevator in a glass enclosure.

Thank Ann N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took advantage of the free Thursday evenings and enjoyed their special exhibitions. The building is a pretty stroll from Long Wharf where the acquarium is located. We were a little lost and had an interesting walk in the Seaport area which is expensive-gentrified. The...More

Thank elaine3Southport
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a tour guide and I would recommend this. Enjoyed the art. I enjoyed the gift shop and picked up some great gifts.

Thank vegan436
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My level of enjoyment really depends on current exhibits. Its a fairly small space so worth trip only if you're interested in the 2 current exhibits. Fun place in summer w eclectic outdoor music performance s by Berklee music students. Easy to reach via Silver...More

Thank Elana E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We always hit the ICA when we spend time in Boston. They have a new added exhibit across the water in East Boston that you access by water taxi. The taxi fee is included in admission. It adds some fun to go by boat to...More

Thank 508Ella
Reviewed 4 September 2018

We had a few hours to kill before our flight back home, so we visited the ICA. Now, keep in mind, we LOVE museums. And I admit I'm a "fine arts" kind of girl, 'cause, well...fine arts look like REAL art to me. It's something...More

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Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront
This area has been expanding and becoming more and
more popular, for good reason. Not surprisingly, the
seaport district of South Boston is located
beautifully along the water. The area is designed for
easy strolling along the HarborWalk, and there are
bars and restaurants for all ages and budgets. The
Institute of Contemporary Art is located in this area
in a contemporary building with an absolutely stunning
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Mary Ann B
20 February 2018|
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Response from grommit | Reviewed this property |
As Mark P answered: it is a nice walk of less than a mile. Take the Harbor Walk and enjoy the view.
pam m
11 July 2016|
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Response from Joyce S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry,we took the train.There is lots of construction in the area. Safety is relative. As always be aware of your surrounding. Lots of locals, students, conventions and tourists.